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Aziza

Primary Instrument: Piano

Aziza

Aziza is a composer, pianist, poet, vocalist, arranger and music educator. Aziza was born and raised in new york city. She started playing piano at 8 years of age and began composing music while attending The High School Of Music and Art and The Manhattan School Of Music. She has a master's degree in music education and a bacherlor's degree in theory. She taught in the new york city public schools system for approximately 16 years as a licensed music teacher. Alicia Keys was her vocal jazz improvisation and theory student for 3 years at The Professional Performing Arts School in new york city . In June 1997, Aziza received The Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award from President Bill Clinton....
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Awards:

1997- The Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award from President Bill Clinton @ The White House. International African Arts Street Festival- First Place winners in the contemporary Jazz 1996
”Aziza has mined the depths of black music to come up with a sound that is sophisticated, melodic and funky as hell”.... Kenny Barron, jazz pianist and composer.

“What can be said about such a musical work of sheer genius.” “ Aziza, in her latest work titled, Jazzsoetry demonstrates her musical mastery in her use of harmonious melodies and spell bounding rhythms.This is definitely one that should be in the IPOD.”..Andrea M. Moore, Executive Director, SmoothAtlanta.com

“Aziza's lush new CD release,Jazzsoetry, combines all of the essential elements that comprise musical excellence: gorgeous performance, hip production, soaring melody and sophisticated songcraft. Her music would make a perfect accompaniment for dining, wining and especially romancing!” ”My favorite tracks off of the album- Jamie, J to the A and La Costa sound incredible on my nationally syndicated jazz radio mix show THE GROOVE BOUTIQUE and listeners have responded with tremendous enthusiasm to Aziza's uniqueness and passion.” ”Aziza has won new fans across the country with the airplay of her beautiful music and I count myself as being one of them! Thank you Aziza!!!....The Groove Boutique

City Living- Artist-Linda Williams...( currently known as Aziza ) Arista Records Release Date-1979 city living no love nowhere without you oh honey elevate our minds do it our song welcome little one loving you forever happy music Richard Evans Produced by Richard Evans Horizon Music Release date-1979 'Capricorn Rising'- music & Lyrics written and performed by Linda Williams( Aziza) Bill Perkins with Pepper Adams-Confluence Interplay Records Release Date 1979 'La Costa'- written by Linda Williams( Aziza)Lyric by Natalie Cole Ahmad Jamal-Genetic Walk 20th Century Records-1980 'La Costa'-music by Linda Williams( Aziza) lyric by Natalie Cole Natalie Cole-Thankful Capitol Records release date 1977 'La Costa'- music by Linda Williams. Lyric by Natalie Cole Ren Woods-Azz Izz Elektra Records release date-1982 'Lovin Power'-Linda Williams, Patryce Banks and Ren Woods Cecil Bridgewater- Mean What You Say www.brownstonerecordings.com Release date- 1998 'If My Heart Could Speak to you'- written by Aziza Vanessa Rubin- New Horizons RCA records release date-1998 'If my heart could speak to you'written by Aziza Jorge Dalto-Listen Up! Gala Records Release Date-1988 'La Costa'- music by linda Williams( Aziza ) Lyric by Natalie Cole Phil Upchurch-Tell the Truth Evidence records release date- 2001 'La Costa'- music by Linda Williams(Aziza) lyric by Natalie Cole Ahmad Jamal- Digital Works Atlantic Records release date 1985 'La Costa'- music by Linda Williams( Aziza ) lyric by Natalie Cole Jorge Dalto- Urban Oasis Concord Jazz Picante release date- 1985 'La Costa'-written by Linda Williams(Aziza) Lyric by Natalie Cole Linda Williams featured on Capricorn Rising

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
New York, NY

Willing to teach:
Beginners

Credentials/Background:
Master Degree in Music Education and Bachelor Degree from The Manhattan School Of Music. Schools of Employment: The Professional Performing Arts School The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Arts Connection The Abrons Arts Center/Henry St. Music Settlement 92nd St. Y West Angeles Christian Academy

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http://www.myspace.com/thesingerscorner Aziza, Jazzsoetry Taped interview and studio performance on Sandi Blair's cable tv show called The Singers Corner. Aziza-Keyboards & vocals, Buddy Williams-drums, Jimmy Delgado-percussion, Ron Jenkins-bass, Keith Fluitt and Mike Hammond-back up vocals.
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