saxophone en Vanessa Rubin and Don Braden swing soulfully <p>Singer <strong>Vanessa Rubin</strong> and saxophonist <strong>Don Braden</strong> have been friends since the early 1980s.&nbsp; Nearly 30 years later they released their first CD together: <em>Full Circle</em>.&nbsp; This is a very soulful, blues-influenced session due in no small part guitarist <strong>Dave</strong> <strong>Stryker</strong>, organist <strong>Kyle Koehler</strong> and drummer <strong>Cecil Brooks III</strong> completing the ace band.&nbsp; <em>Full Circle</em> by <strong>Vanessa Rubin</strong> and <strong>Don Braden</strong> premieres this morning on <strong>89.1</strong> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:39:35 +0000 Linda Yohn 38855 at Hummingbird Parade provides musical escape for wintry weather <p>Our latest WEMU discovery is The Hummingbird Brigade, an 11 piece jazz ensemble from Vancouver, British Columbia led by saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist James Danderfer.&nbsp; Danderfer explains the tone of his music as “New Orleans brass band-inspired”.&nbsp; Building on the rich legacy of New Orleans street bands and the new approaches coming from the Crescent City by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Soul Rebels and The Hot 8 Brass Band, Danderfer and his band-mates are adding to the street beat repertoire with well-crafted, highly rhythmic original music.&nbsp; Mardi Gras day is coming up Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:34:02 +0000 Linda Yohn 24714 at Hummingbird Parade provides musical escape for wintry weather