(Aired June 2, 2012)
JAZZMEIA HORN for Capsulocity.com : New York City based performer Jazzmeia Horn sings Charlie Parker's "Billie's Bounce" in this performance episode.
(Aired June 2, 2012)
By JEROME BURDI
Yoga is what connects us to our divine nature, the wellspring from which all our beauty comes. It aligns us with the natural flow and helps calm our racing minds so we can see things as they are, not as we’d like them to be.
The 2nd Century B.C. yoga sage Patanjali said yoga “chitta vritti nirodhah.” It ceases the chatter of the mind. Yoga turns the mind inside of itself, where the entire universe and all its secrets await to reveal themselves to us.
Yoga is not just the postures, as many in America have come to know it. The goal of the postures is to make us comfortable in our body so we can sit for long periods of time and meditate.
Art is yoga and that’s why many singers, painters, sculptors, dancers and the like turn to the ancient practice to help them master their lives and in turn, master their art.
"As the sculptor uses the chisel, the painter uses the brush and color, or a musician uses his instrument the yogi uses his own body to refine his inner intelligence," famed yogi B.K.S. Iyengar said.
Adesuwa, a jazz afro pop singer who lives between New York City and Atlanta, said her Bikram hot yoga practice helped free her as a musician more than her days as a gym rat ever did.
(Aired on June 2, 2012)
DOUBLE BASS, DOUBLE VOICE for Capsulocity.com : Jazz vocalists Emily Braden and Nancy Harms join bassist Steve Whipple for a truly unique act, "Double Bass, Double Voice." The trio will appear on a future episode on Capsulocity.com, but in the meantime hear them perform Stevie Wonder's Motown-classic "Ribbon in the Sky."
(Pilot episode aired May, 2, 2012)
LINDA OH, BASS for Capsulocity.com : One word description for Linda Oh: talent. The Malaysia-born, Australia-raised bassist/composer played the clarinet and bassoon before picking up the bass. She moved to New York and quickly made a name for herself.
(Pilot episode aired May, 1, 2012)
SOFIJA KNEZEVIC for Capsulocity.com : Sinatra had a point. Once you make it in New York City, you can definitely make it anywhere. Sofija Knezevic hopes to follow in the footsteps of great NYC success stories. In 2011, the Serbian born jazz singer, model and actress arrived in the Big Apple to take a bite out of her dream.