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Diversions in Jazz with Sunnie Paxson

  03/09/11 21:03, by , Categories: BFMN Exclusive, Keyboard, Featured Artist, Video , Tags: do it _till you_re satisfied_, groove suite, roxboro entertainment, stanley clarke, sunnie paxson

Her fingers flitted across the keys like a hummingbird’s wings, and the crowd moved in time; she captured them as she has so many times before.

Sunnie Paxson, one of the first four artists on Stanley Clarke’s new Roxboro Entertainment label, first reached for those ivory keys as a young child in Philadelphia, also Stanley’s home town. She grew with the instrument, becoming a student of jazz with world-renowned French jazz pianist Bernard Peiffer, the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and the Berklee College of Music. By this time she was adding flavors of soul and funk into her special style of play. Enter Mr. Stanley Clarke.

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BFMN Exclusive...Grammy Winner Ruslan Sirota Live at The Federal Bar

  02/19/11 21:04, by , Categories: Music News, BFMN Exclusive, Keyboard, Dan Grigor, Featured Artist, Video , Tags: bfmn exclusive, dan grigor, ruslan sirota, stanley clarke, the stanley clarke band

You could see the excitement in his eyes. The young man had been playing music since he was a boy at his guitarist father’s knee. He was a touring musician at 16, and his musical talent had earned him a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music. He’d been playing with the extraordinary Stanley Clarke for half a dozen years - was nominated for a Grammy for his work on The Stanley Clarke Band’s last album - but when Ruslan Sirota spoke of Clarke, Chick Corea and George Duke you could see he was still not immune to hero worship.

Click through for an interview with Ruslan
and a cut from his upcoming album

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30 Stereo Watts of AA-Battery-Driven Keyboard Power

  03/10/10 14:57, by , Categories: Music News, Keyboard , Tags: barefootmusicnews_ los angeles, kc-110, portable keyboard amp, roland, st-a95, stereo keyboard amplifier

Los Angeles, CA, March 10, 2010 — The latest addition to Roland’s industry-leading KC-Series keyboard amplifier lineup, the  KC-110 Stereo Keyboard Amplifier, is now shipping. It combines two industry firsts for a portable keyboard amp—AA battery-powered operation and true stereo sound—with a host of additional features that make it flexible for a variety of performance applications.

The KC-110 features 30 watts of stereo power driving two 6.5″ woofers and two tweeters. Most modern keyboards feature stereo sound output, and the KC-110 enables musicians to experience the full, rich stereo sound of their instruments while using a small amp. Power can be supplied with eight AA batteries (including NiMH rechargeable types) or AC power, and there’s even a removable battery case for quick and easy battery replacement.

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