Sammy Davis Jr. Now On GetConquer

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Jazz Soul/R&B Artist: Sammy Davis Jr.

Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, dancer, actor and comedian. He was noted for his impressions of actors, musicians and other celebrities.

At the age of three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. After military service, Davis returned to the trio. Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro’s (in West Hollywood) after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In 1954, he lost his left eye in a car accident, and several years later, he converted to Judaism.

I grew up listening to a lot of his music and love all his movies and TV shows that he was on. Sammy Davis Jr. was in my opinion one of the “greatest entertainers in the world”.

You can listen and download his music at www.getconquer.com/sammydavisjr

The official Sammy Davis Jr website www.sammydavis-jr.com

Conquer Exclusive: Interview with Skye Dumont

We here at Conquer had the opportunity to interview the incredibly talented vocalist, Skye Dumont. Getting to know Skye a little more, it is safe to say that she is the full package. Beautiful and poised, voice of an angel, well educated, and a drive to use her music as a force for good in the world. Ranging from pop hooks to full blow Italian arias, this artist can sing it all and sing it well, and she uses those vocal abilities to inspire and move those that hear it. She’s so much more than just another pretty face!

Conquer Entertainment: Tell us a bit about yourself and where you’re from and where you’re going.

Skye DuMont:  Hi everyone! I’m Skye DuMont, a normal girl from Florida who loves singing opera, pop, and leading worship. I am blessed enough to have done all three professionally! I attended college at the Manhattan School of Music in NYC studying vocal performance under the tutelage of Mignon Dunn. I also love modeling, health and fitness, beauty, fashion, and empowering women and building community on social media! My goal is to always release music with a message and inspire people and make them feel like they belong. Unity within diversity is such a beautiful thing to me.

CE: What have been some of the biggest influences for you and your music? Where does your inspiration come from?

SD:  One of the biggest influences for me and my music are honestly going through an intensely rough childhood filled with all kinds of abuse, drugs, and neglect, and being able to come through that and stand here today healed and whole again. Music was always part of my healing process and I am whole again today because of it. I never want to forget where I came from, it keeps me humble. Musical influences include: Maria Callas, Jazmine Sullivan, Edith Piaf, The Beatles, Jamiroquai, Barbara Streisand, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, and of course Mariah Carey. I love pulling inspiration from all different eras and genres of music. I always think there is something to be learned from each artist/group of artists and I want to continue to be  passionately curious and open. I strive to learn something new every day. Growth is key. Believe it or not my favorite instrument is the trumpet. I love horns and strings. They always make me feel something.

CE: For those who haven’t heard your music, how would you describe your sound in one sentence?

SD: Haha, this question makes me giggle. I don’t know if I can describe it in just one sentence because honestly…it’s  kind of like, what day are you asking??  I would have to say no matter what mood I’m in or genre I am singing my music is always passionate, is ALWAYS diverse from day to day, and should always have a message and make you feel something. I believe life is too short to only do one style of music when there are so many different genres that are beautiful and filled with their own nuggets of unique gold.

CE: What’s your opinion on music streaming services such as spotify and pandora?

SD:  I absolutely love them! I always discover new incredible artists on each of them!

CE: Do you have any advice for fans trying to make it in music?

SD: Absolutely! Always stay true to yourself. Check your heart and your motives to make sure you are doing it for the right reasons, that your motives are pure – that you simply love it and are passionate about it. Other than that, when you release content CONSISTENCY IS KEY! Also, professionalism is huge. Don’t think just because you are a talented musician you can be a diva, not show up on time, and not have your music memorized. Be respectful and kind to other people and their time. One of my favorite quotes is “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”. Don’t take your natural gift for granted. ALWAYS work at it. ALWAYS try to grow in your craft! Last but not least, if it’s your dream DON’T QUIT! ESPECIALLY when it gets hard.

CE: Got any upcoming events or projects we should be excited for?

SD: As of right now I will be consistently doing performances in the New Orleans and North West Florida area! There are also some conversations going on about collaborating on a project with other conquer artist Rome Stevenson that I am excited about. I am going to be leading worship at churches in Florida as well! Keep up with me on my Youtube channel for new videos every week! Channel name is Skye DuMont Music

I had so much fun chatting with you all! Thank you so much for having me. Looking forward to connecting more soon!

TRU: TALENTED, RELIGIOUS AND UNIQUE

Soul Artist: TRU

Can you guess the one thing all these artist have in common? Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, the late Teddy Pendergrass, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Hall and Oates, Barbara Mason, Jean Carne, Bruce Springsteen, Dennis Edwards, the Temptations and Chaka Khan.

TRU is the answer.

TRU has performed with all the above artist. They originated from their hometown of Camden, NJ.  They began there musical journey in 1994.  They have been able to travel the world and build a strong fan base.  The meaning behind the bands name is TALENTED, RELIGIOUS AND UNIQUE

“It’s a Shame” takes me back to my childhood playing on the sidewalk in Staten Island, NY, while the parents gathered around drinking tab, listening to R & B.

To hear more from TRU, check out their music page at:

http://www.getconquer.com/tru/

Feel The Latin Groove With Trio Caliente

Latin, Pop, Brazilian Jazz: Trio Caliente

Trio Caliente is a 3-piece Latin group from Washington, D.C. offering a unique blend of Flamenco, Pop & Brazilian Jazz.

Since 2003, Trio Caliente has been enjoyed by political luminaries stateside and abroad; notable Fortune 500 companies; and venerated international organizations, festivals, and concert venues around the world.

Trio Caliente’s musicians have performed from coast to coast throughout the U.S. and in Spain, South America, Central America and the Middle East. Sharing the stage throughout the years with Jazz legends like Charlie Byrd, Keter Betts, and McCoy Tyner to Salsa superstars Jerry Rivera and Luis Enrique, members of Trio Caliente have also performed and recorded with Grammy-nominated jazz flautist, Nestor Torres, Latin Grammy-winner, Raul Jaurena, Shahin and Sepehr (Virgin/Higher Octave), and David Hidalgo of “Los Lobos.”

Whether providing elegant accompaniment to a formal dinner or sultry, throbbing rhythms that keep the dance floor packed all night long, Trio Caliente effortlessly creates the ideal atmosphere for any type of event. With vocals in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and English set to a wide array of Latin grooves, Trio Caliente’s sound is reminiscent of The Gipsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, Strunz & Farah, and Jobim— but with a flavor all their own.

GetConquer Artist Page
http://www.getconquer.com/triocaliente/

Website
http://www.triocaliente.com

A Taste Of Jazz With Danny Lerman

Jazz Artist: Danny Lerman

If you love jazz and saxophones you will love Danny Lerman. “Danny’s saxophone takes center stage, presenting melodies while snappy drum beats, bass pulses and keyboard swirls back him up. He embellishes, builds each piece, and works in improvised fire…”

Danny Lerman is a Contemporary Jazz of saxophonist, composer and singer. Danny has studied with Junior Walker’s legendary teacher, Charlie Atkins and at the music school of the University of North Texas and the Berklee School of Music as well as with Peter Ballin.

Danny Lerman has recorded and performed with Howard Hewett, Danny Boy, Bobby Lyle, Norman Connors and Jimmy Mngwandi. Danny has opened for Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Sergio Mendez, Richard Elliot, David Benoit, Eric Marienthal, the Ghetto Boys and Joe Lovano among others.

Check our his music at www.getconquer.com/dannylerman/

JAZZ, POP & AMP; OPERA SINGER SKYE DUMONT

Jazz, Pop & Opera Singer: Skye Dumont

Skye is a diverse artist, who is classically trained and sings opera, musical theatre, and classical music; but is also a recording artist of contemporary music. Her voice has a warm soulful tone which flourishes in her jazz and pop recordings. Skye was always in love with music and performing. She started piano lessons at age 4, and at age 8, won her first singing contest performing Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”.

Classically trained at the Manhattan School of Music in beautiful NYC. Her style of music is a mix of pop, soul, and old school big band jazz. She really love bass, horns, & strings. She strives to make music that is somewhat dramatic, with sophistication & class. Her goal is to never create shallow music, but always music with a message.

Check out her latest video “Don’t Dream it’s Over”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDkC0vxhO0M

Skye aspires to be a role model for young women, and revolutionize the pop music of today. “There can be so much negativity in today’s music. I want to convey a message of love, and positively, and self worth.” // “My ultimate goal In pursuing classical music is to be a premier recognized soprano on the operatic stage with the ultimate design to move and inspire the masses; to bring classical music back to its rightful place in cultural society.” Skye is aiming for an active career as both an operatic and pop performer as well as a worship leader. No matter the style of music — her goal is to inspire her audience.

Check out her music at http://www.getconquer.com/skyedumont

MONNETTE TAKES PHILLY BY STORM

Jazz Queen - Monnette Sudler

Jazz Artist: Monnette Sudler

A jazz storm is brewing in Philadelphia and who else would you expect to be at the center? None other than Conquer Entertainment’s own Monnette Sudler!

A few weeks ago she put on a concert that still has the city talking. As a Philadelphia-based guitarist, she has all of the skills and protocols that a listener could hope for, but she also has a unique way of captivating her audience by how she travels the strings of her guitar. You’d come out of that concert thinking you’d have a bag full of souvenirs from all the places she took you to on that proverbial jazz cruise.

In her recent Jazz Bridge “Real Book” concert, she showcased why Conquer is so proud to sponsor her as one of our premiere Jazz artists. With Danny Monaghan on drums, Aaron Graves on piano, Cedrick Napoleon doing some sweet bass guitar, and a duo of ensemble members: Diane Monroe – Violinist and Gloria Galante – Harpist, the night was a plethora of talent and instruments that fed the hungry Jazz-craving crowd!

Monnette wows the crowd

Even with its complexity, the auditorial effect consisted of Graves’ growling clusters from the ebony and ivory keys of the piano, the rushing jazz rhythms from Danny’s drums, the all out attack of R&B riffs and splashes from Cedrick’s bass guitar and all along Diane, Gloria, and of course, Monnette taking us to town on strings. Wow ladies, way to bring it home!

All of the compositions came from Monnette and Conquer Entertainment couldn’t be more proud. We’re so happy for Philly and for you because you can click the link below to get more of her music and IF, you weren’t able to attend, why not support her talent by getting a download today?

THE NEXT KING OF SWING

Swing Artist: Sal Andolina

Who hasn’t had that late Friday night yearning to close up your exam studying or slide your glasses off your nose and rub your eyes…all while thinking, “I need to clear my head”?

If you’re fortunate enough to live in any big city, one of the places you end up finding yourself at is a good jazz bar, right?!  You know the place.  The feeling of belonging as you mingle with others around you because only that ‘certain type’ of person is going to go hang for Jazz, but WOW, when the sax starts flowing, and the bass starts rolling, and your feet start tapping; that’s when you know that tonight this music is going to go down smooth and that History exam you have next week?  What exam?  Forget about it.  I need some Sal Andolina right now, not more boring western civilization theory!

Over at Conquer Entertainment, we’ve got everything from Hip Hop to cool Pop, from eclectic rock to Country stock.  But boy, do we also got dat Jazz.

And no one represents it better than Sal.  What’s he all about?  Really, are you kidding?

For virtuoso clarinetist Sal Andolina, the famous Benny Goodman wasn’t just the original King of Swing, he was also his personal acquaintance!  They first met about 20 years ago before Benny passed, but the encounter provided special inspiration for young Sal.  What propelled him to be the next King of Swing was getting to actually work and be coached by Benny Goodman himself.  As Andolina recalled,

“That’s the amazing thing to have a legend – a man who was the king of an era and a musical style, who did so much for the clarinet – sitting so close, hearing and watching every note I played.”

benny goodman

“Afterwards, Benny came up to me and told me, and with a big smile on his face, said that he loved the sound he heard…just the way they used to play in his day.”  Andolina continued, “I asked him if he ever coached other clarinet players?  Before you know it, I was at his house the next day for hours and hours…he knows everything about music.”

These coaching sessions propelled Conquer Jazz star Sal Andolina to a career as a bass clarinetist and saxophonist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as countless Jazz concerts across the globe.  He has even been called to perform with the original Goodman band!

If you’re feeling the need for some sax and bass thumping in the smoky little Jazz bar over on 5th and Vine, why not get on over or else follow this link and pick up some of Sal’s music from his own Conquer site?  The toe tapping begins here:

http://www.getconquer.com/salandolina