My sound is not so much straight-ahead jazz,” Ashleigh Smith claims. “It’s very R&B and funk infused. That’s a part of my upbringing and I love that about my singing.” The 27-year-old Dallas-based singer and songwriter was reflecting on what set her apart from other singers at the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition of which she won. “I noticed it more when I was competing against other people. You are what you listen to.”Raised in a nurturing, musically enriched household…See More
Harmonious, powerful, and compelling are just a few words used to describe Dana Harper’s sound, along with her energy. This Dallas native is equipped with brains and a rich tone that will captivate you and leave you wanting more. The originality, and hints of nostalgia in her lyrics and sound, are breathtaking. Simply put, Dana is undoubtedly a force of nature. Dana released her first album, Be Alive, before moving to New York City for college. During her time in New York Dana graced the stages…See More
Tony Palos began playing the piano in 1967 at the age of 8 and studied at the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program. Tony has been active as a professional musician since 1976 and has been fortunate enough to perform with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Gregg Bissonette, Simon Phillips and Clark Terry. He has also performed at the North Sea and Montreaux jazz festivals. He has been co-leading his jazz fusion group First Take Electric Jazz, along with his wife Tina on trumpet since…See More
Tatiana "Ladymay "Mayfield is a jazz/soul vocalist from Ft. Worth,TX. She has recorded three albums: From All Directions (2009), A Portrait Of LadyMay (2012), and The Next Chapter set to release in 2018. She was also a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2010 and won 2nd place in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocals Competition in 2017. She has also performed with the famous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, toured the UK, and opened for several…See More
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by Alex Gonzalez This past Sunday, some of Dallas’s most well known bartenders and mixologists gathered at DEC on Dragon to showcase the best cocktails in town. Attendees of the Chefs for Farmers Mix Off were each allotted two pig-shaped … Continue reading →
by Steven Doyle This week is all about the burger, and Dallas certainly has no shortage of the delicacy. What makes a perfect burger is the flavor of the beef, and freshness of the bun, and toppings. A burger should develop … Continue reading →
The Joule Hotel will host the tenth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, benefiting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) at the Eye at The Joule on Friday, October 5, 2018. Funds … Continue reading →
Cotton Patch Cafe celebrates its Southern roots as it embarks on its annual Chicken Fried Road Trip through Oct. 26, featuring daily specials of hand-breaded, deep-fried country classics and new Southern delights. Road Trip “stops” include: Monday: Chicken Fried Steak … Continue reading →
photos by Kathy Tran Hunter Pond and Kyle Brooks, founders of the popular, East Hampton Sandwich Co, have partnered with M Crowd Restaurant Group (Mi Cocina, The Mercury) to open a second North Texas location of their East Coast inspired … Continue reading →