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    David Benoit
    25 Jan
    Lori Carsillo
    18 Jan
    Stacey Hoffman
    03 May
    Clifford Lamb
    26 Apr
    Gunnar Madsen
    15 Mar
    Alex Monfort
    04 Jan
    Pamela Rose
    29 Mar
    Omar Sosa
    22 Mar
    Claudia Villela
    12 Apr
    E.W. Wainwright
    17 May
    Kalil Wilson
    08 Jun


    Most Recent Castaway - 8th June, 2019
    Kalil Wilson (2019)
    Oakland native Kalil Wilson is gifted with a powerful yet nuanced voice that can move effortlessly over the genres of pop, R&B, jazz, classical and opera.

    Kalil is a history and musicology guy: he knows the singers and the styles that have come before. This knowledge was instilled into him a young age: he's the son of well known Nigerian bassist and bandleader Babá Ken Okulolo, and an American mom who collects records—vintage jazz, African music, R&B, salsa, and so on.

    As a youngster, Kalil was mentored by the Oakland Youth Chorus and the Young Musicians Program at UC Berkeley. He earned a spot in UCLA's Voice and Opera program while working on an honors degree in his special love, ethnomusicology. His pursuit of jazz was encouraged by Kenny Burrell.

    Kalil's second full-length recording, "Time Stops" is out now: in it, he and Dan Marshak have put together something quite impressive.
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