Enjoy an authentic Brazilian experience with Paulo Gualano’s Brazilian & Latin Sounds Company with guests Rose Max and Ramatis hosted by Nestor Torres.
It’s time to Samba! Celebrate carnival in the comfort of your home, as Grammy Award winner Nestor Torres welcomes the internationally acclaimed group Paulo Gualano’s Brazilian & Latin Sounds Company. Enjoy this dynamic 90-minute live-streamed musical performance complete with glamourous costumes and “unrelenting drummers beating out rapid-fire samba tunes,” according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Genre: Samba, Brazilian, Latin
May 15, 2021 Tony Succar’s Latin Project hosted by Nestor Torres
This show is not to be missed! The program contains a mix of Latin-Influenced arrangements of classic Jazz and pop numbers as well as original material. Versatile musician Tony Succar was nominated for a Latin Grammy in four categories winning for best Salsa Album and Best Producer of the year
Succar has worked with artists Arturo Sandoval, Néstor Torres, Ed Calle, Tito Nieves, La India, Obie Bermudez, Jennifer Peña, and Tito Puente Jr. Growing up in Miami—a multi-cultural “Melting Pot”—molded him into a versatile musician, prompting him to make the most of his prodigious talent.
Genre: Latin Fusion, Salsa, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Tropical
June 19, 2021 Karina Iglesias and the NU THANG hosted by Tamara G of WLYF 101.5
A Post Modern Re-Imagining of Current and Classic American, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian Pop Music
In 2013, Karina was a contestant on NBC's #1 Hit TV Show, The Voice. She made it to the Top 16 on the live shows. She was originally on Adam Levine's team but was later stolen by Shakira after her epic performance of "Its a man's, man's, man's world" which turned into a YouTube sensation. With her highly-focused artistic vision, rich cultural background and proclivity for harnessing a wide range of production techniques, Karina Iglesias brings forth a strong element of innovation and heralds a much-needed return to the authenticity of pure soul music.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Honduran parents, Karina Iglesias’ sound mirrors the diverse musical and cultural influences that have shaped her character and forged her individuality as an artist. With a style equally informed by rhythm and blues, boleros, gospel and hip-hop Karina delivers her performances with the intimacy of a deep soul crooner and the conviction and drive of a dauntless female singer/songwriter.
A veteran of the Miami live music scene, Karina began writing songs during the time she started working extensively with local bands. It soon became apparent that through composing original material, her true artistic identity had emerged. Her emotionally charged and deeply personal lyrics now revealed a depth of character and vulnerability that can only be conveyed when a singer truly connects with their song.
Genre: Pop, Jazz R&B, Funk, Soul
July 17, 2021 Allan Harris “the Jazz Vocal King of New York” hosted by Tamara G of WLYF 101.5
Allan Harris performs songs from his new release Kate’s Soulfood, plus Jazz Standards from the Great American Songbook.
Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Aptly described by the Miami Herald as an artist blessed with, “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythmic sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King' Cole,” the ample and aural evidence of Harris’ moving and magisterial artistry can be heard on his fourteen recordings as a leader; his far-flung and critically-acclaimed concerts around the world, from Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, and Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, to the 2012 London Olympics, and a many prestigious bookings in Europe, The Middle East and Asia.
Genre: American Songbook, Soul/Jazz
August 21, 2021 Leesa Richards hosted by Tamara G of WLYF 101.5
This Soulful Songstress will mesmerize you with her renditions of popular and timeless music, she sings with a core-resonating soulfulness that draws you in and allows you to experience the songs as a participant instead of a spectator.
Singer-songwriter Leesa Richards is a storyteller, a soulful voice offering a soundtrack to the narratives of life. The Detroit native’s sound taps into the deep roots of soul and the poetry of jazz.
Richards has performed with a slate of powerhouse artists including Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, The Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan, Jon Secada, Julio Iglesias and Oleta Adams and has recorded backing vocals for Barbra Streisand and Lenny Kravitz. Her debut solo album, Mother’s Child, is a rich blend of soulful ballads, rock and R&B showcases her gifts as a songwriter. it is a universal story of love and loss.
She began honing her vocal chops with soul greats Gerald Austin and Peabo Bryson and contemporary soul maverick Dionne Farris. Her first world tour was as a dancer with legendary singer Whitney Houston after which she combined her love for music and dance to earn the role of Mary Magdalene in the national tour of the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, earning critical acclaim which led to featured performances throughout the US and Europe.