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Washington D.C.

Washington Post #2: Roy Guzman on Sirius XM

Leader Roy Guzman in Thursday mornings sunrise recording session in the Sirius XM Performance Theater studio in Washington.

Leader Roy Guzman in Thursday morning's "sunrise" recording session in the Sirius XM Performance Theater studio in Washington.

I’m reminded of the line from Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece”  — “on a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried.”  The air is choppy, the seat is flexing, and I’m thinking about how great the last 17 years at Berklee have been.  And how much I don’t want them to end here, above the Maryland countryside, in an Airbus.

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Washington Post #1: Duke Ellington Jazz Festival

The Roy Guzman Quintet: Michael Sachs, Mark Whitfield Jr., Roy Guzman, Greg Chaplin, and Billy Buss.

The Roy Guzman Quintet: Michael Sachs, Mark Whitfield Jr., Roy Guzman, Greg Chaplin, and Billy Buss.

Wow, wasn’t I just here?  Yep, I was.  Three weeks ago, we were in DC at the Kennedy Center with the esteemed Liz Longley, her achingly beautiful songs, and her achingly beautiful band.  Now I’m back, with five jazz players, set to do a radio broadcast, and play four shows.

The Roy Guzman Quintet will be all over Washington and the airwaves the next few days, as part of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival

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Video: Liz Longley at the Kennedy Center

05212009_1800_msnCheck out Liz’s Kennedy Center performance, now up in the Kennedy Center archives!

Voice of America Pics

Before their Kennedy Center gig last Thursday, Liz and Johnny recorded an interview for VOA Music Mix, which will be heard in dozens of countries and languages.  Here are some pics from the studio:

Liz and Johnny at the Voice of America.

Liz and Johnny at the Voice of America.

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Kennedy Center wrap up…

Hey y’all!

(Yes… I’m from PA but I’m currently in Texas so the y’all thing is working at the moment!)  🙂

The Berklee trip to DC was a total success!!  What an honor to be a part of the Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center.  I am so grateful for the Berklee faculty for putting such a great trip together.

On Thursday afternoon, Johnny, Rob Hayes and I went to the Voice of America.  It was soooo cool.  Doug Levine hosts his own radio show and invited us in for an interview.  Johnny and I really enjoyed talking with him.  That was our first time ON AIR together. 🙂  The interview is going to be translated into several different languages and broadcasted across the world.  How exciting is that?!  

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