Meet two of the most vibrant jazz talents on the scene today! Kristen Lee Sergeant’s current release, “Smolder,” is a story of fire — love ignited, ablaze and extinguished. DownBeat critic Bobby Reed writes “This elegant album illustrates what can happen when admirable ambition is paired with vocal vibrancy.” Her collaborator on this wonderful new album is jazz saxophonist and composer Ted Nash, Grammy-winner and a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra directed by Wynton Marsalis. Ted is also one of the founders of the Jazz Composers Collective. They make beautiful music together and their love of wine has led to them producing their own wine called “Two Notes,” a Bordeaux blend from California, soon to be in its second vintage. Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Monthly Archives: January 2020
To say he’s amazing is an obvious understatement. Jon Stetson is one of America’s foremost mentalists, an engaging entertainer who has performed for presidents, kings, Fortune 1000 organizations and celebrity audiences around the globe. Jon loves people and it’s evident at any of his live shows as he injects levity and kindness while dazzling people with his uncanny mental abilities. Jon leaves audiences with a sense of empowerment and wonder. His shows are extremely entertaining and inspiring. He’s appeared on many national television shows but his home base these days is the historic Parker House Hotel in Boston where his performances have the city buzzing! Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Meet a dynamic young woman who is putting her stamp of success on the music business. Jacy Dawn Valeras has been singing since she was very young, working with some of the top names in the music industry. She is also a gifted song writer. A New Englander by birth, she migrated to the musical hub of Nashville where she started a thriving business, Platinum Circle Media, promoting headline acts such as Collin Raye, TG Sheppard and Lorrie Morgan. She and her team provide top flight social media marketing campaigns and creative cutting edge promotion for today’s markets. A few years ago, Jacy faced the worst news any singer can—due to overuse, she had done serious damage to her vocal chords and needed to give up singing completely. Happily, along with her booming media business, she found healing and is singing beautifully again. Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.
Geri Jewell was the first person with a disability to score a regular role on a prime time series, when she starred in “The Facts of Life.” The fact of life is that Geri has accomplished more than most in show business…from stand-up comedy to top-selling author to world renowned motivational speaker. She received an Emmy consideration for her work on the HBO hit series “Deadwood,” and is famous for her ability to use humor to change attitudes in the right direction. Her dear feline friend Juliette was in on our conversation as well. Geri, we love you! Learn more about your host Jordan Rich at chartproductions.com.