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WNC Jazz Profiles

Daniel Iannucci  Photo: Frank Zipperer

Jazz Profile: Daniel Iannucci

by Eddie LeShure “Danny is one of the most intuitive musicians I have ever known and a phenomenal bassist. He captures the essence of the music, knowing when to support the ensemble and when to step out as a soloist. The bassist has the hardest role in a jazz group. They have to be the  Continue Reading »

Elise Pratt  Photo: Ashley Gillett

Jazz Profile: Elise Pratt

by Eddie LeShure “Elise has a voice that’s as beautiful as her smile and she finds a way of bringing a child-like sense of discovery to old faithful favorites from the American songbook. While carving out a niche for herself in the Asheville music scene, she also makes plenty of time to try and cultivate  Continue Reading »

Michael W. Davis  Photo: Frank Zipperer

Jazz Profile: Michael W. Davis

by Eddie LeShure “Michael Davis is not only a fine drummer, he’s more importantly a fine musician.  He plays with great time, groove and taste while also being a very creative soloist – something very hard to do as a drummer. All of us stood up and took notice when he came to town.”  ~  Continue Reading »

Catch Jesse Earl Junior live on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the White Horse Black Mountain.  Photo: Frank Zipperer

Jazz Profile: Jesse Earl Junior

by Eddie LeShure “Jesse has a real feeling for every song he sings and what a great instrument he has to deliver them with. While he can be compared with Johnny Hartman and other great baritones for his sound, the way he puts it across is all his own. Finding your own voice, which he  Continue Reading »


Eddie LeShure produces “Asheville Jazz Unlimited” each Wednesday 8-11 p.m. on MAIN-FM (103.7/, plus the monthly White Horse Cabaret Jazz Series in Black Mountain.

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