ICONIC LADIES of SOUL & JAZZ featuring Myrna Clayton
Excerpts from a stylized show paying tribute to the Iconic Ladies of SOUL & JAZZ: Classic Jazz's Ella, Sarah, and Billie to 70's Soul/Motown's Diana, Gladys, Aretha and Natalie. America's Songbird Myrna Clayton brings to the stage a "must see" show saluting the songs of some of America's iconic female singers. Songs such as "Mack The Knife", "Send In The Clowns", and "God Bless The Child" are a few songs from the Jumping JAZZ era! "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Midnight Train To GA", "Natural Woman" and "Mr. Melody" are just a few of the Sensational SOUL songs! This showcase highlights America's Songbird Myrna Clayton's vocal versatility, audience interaction, and engaging stage presence to South Arts audiences sure to make her a presenter's favorite. Audiences will be up of their feet dancing to her repertoire designed for them to sing along.
LOVELY DAY - Jazz Appreciation Day - THE MYRNA CLAYTON EXPERIENCE
Celebrating 2020 International Jazz Day with the world during Jazz Appreciation Month, The Myrna Clayton Experience features America's Songbird Myrna Clayton (vocals), Gary Harris (tenor sax), William Menefield (keys), Marcus Williams (drums), and Joel Powell (bass)
"WE ARE ONE" ...WORLD (From America and Namibia to the World)
"WE ARE ONE" is an original song created and recorded in Namibia (Southwest Africa) featuring a collaboration of American and Namibian artists with photos/footage taken during the U.S. State Department's Arts Envoy Cultural Exchange tour of "The Myrna Clayton Experience" for the U.S. Embassy in Namibia. This song features five languages: Oshiwambo, American-English, Otjiherero, Khoe-Khoe Gowab, and Afrikaans. The message in the music expresses that we are all one people sharing this world together...and we all enjoy the same things: smiling - dancing - playing (sharing our gifts/talents). We are more alike than we are different...so let's live together in peace. (Song lyrics translated below) CREDITS Singers/Rappers: Myrna Clayton, Adora Kisting, Bertholdt Mbinda, Tulisan, S-Man, Esme Katjikuru, and Erna Chimu Musicians: Gary Harris (Sax), William Menefield (Piano), Joel Powell (Bass), Marcus Williams (Drums), and Namibian Drummer (?) Engineer: Derick (Namibia) and Marcus Williams (USA) Music Producer: Myrna Clayton, Adora Kisting, Arrafath Muhuure, and Marcus Williams Video Production: Gary Harris and Myrna Clayton LYRICS TRANSLATIONS - "We Are One" (copyright 2021) Background Chants and Sounds Adora Esme Katjikuru Erna Chimu Tulisan (Oshiwambo) What brought us together is the Namibian sound... We are here to play from Namibian Kasi to America (Tulipuleni nawa) Let’s think Myrna Clayton (American) We Are onto something Sharing a world together Smiling, dancing, playing Let's make it last forever Bertholdt Subwoofa Mbinda (Otjiherero) My People, let us cut out the division and live in love and peace Let us love one another, Namibia from here to America We are one, let us stand united Myrna (American-English) Hello from America to Namibia Sharing our worlds cause that's what we're here for Hello to Nigeria, Czech and Slovakia, South Africa, and Cuba Adora (Khoe-Khoe Gowab) We are proud Black people (2xs) To show love To show Joy To demonstrate love S-Man (Afrikaans) I was born in Namibia, for Africa We eat kapana in Namibia Roasting snoek We eat kapana in Namibia With a bit of salsa I tell you bro Myrna (American-English) We Are One
Coffee Shop by Olayimika Cole (Official Music Video)
The Hit Song "Coffee Shop" was performed at Olayimika Cole's CD Release Party at The Legendary BLUES ALLEY on August 11. The new classic song Coffee Shop by composer, Olayimika Cole. Vintage jazz music for a modern world. Album track performed by Myrna Clayton on Vocals, Sam Prather on Piano, James King on Bass, Kush Abadey on drums and Lyle Link on saxaphone. Directed by award winning Stefan Immler of Oxygen for the Ears. Filmed on location at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. From the Album L'Ife by Olayimika Cole. www.olajazz.com Copyright Olayimika Cole
Myrna Clayton and 92 yr old Mason Johnson sing duet: YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
America's Songbird Myrna Clayton and Masterful Trumpeter, 92 yr old, Mason Johnson sing a duet of Stevie Wonder's "You Are The Sunshine of my Life" at Asa Music Production's Salute to Great Women American Singers in Decatur(Atlanta) GA at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center.