Rodney Block entertained those in nearby downtown offices when he played as we photographed him for the AY entertainment guide. A native of Dumas, Rodney continues to leave his musical stamp on fans across Arkansas and beyond. A jazz trumpeter with a hip-hop vibe, Rodney can be seen and heard at a variety of events around the state from corporate to fundraisers, to music festivals and clubs. An AETN Presents: Front Row with Rodney Block was nominated a regional Emmy. Rodney recently released his third album “Eyes Haven’t Seen, Ears Haven’t Heard” available on iTunes.

 


 

The soundtrack of our lives can be defined or pinpointed to music. And, the sounds filling the air with the aromas of good foods, is the underpinning of your gathering. Setting the mood is everything.

When you’re chopping veggies for Thanksgiving dinner, welcoming friends for a cookie swap or taking a football game break, good music sets the mood.

 


 

Rodney Block’s Brunch/Dinner Music Playlist

 (P.S. It’s all about trumpet players!)

It Never Entered My Mind/Miles Davis

Bye Bye Blackbird/Miles Davis

Forget Regret/Roy Hargrove

Past/Rodney Block

How Are Things In Glocca Morra/Wynton Marsalis

The Very Thought Of You/Wynton and Ellis Marsalis

What A Wonderful World/Louis Armstrong

T/Roy Hargrove

Hurricane Season/Trombone Shorty

My 1990’s Crush/Rodney Block

In This Moment, I Think Of You/Rodney Block

The Nearness Of You/Louis Armstrong

 


 

John Cain’s Christmas Playlist

  (It’s an eclectic selection that adds to the fun)

   John is Program Director  for KABF 88.3

Sacred Music of Duke Ellington/Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Merry Fishes To All/Trout Fishing In America

Christmas Has A Brand New Beat/Various Jazz Artists

A Child Is Born/Geri Allen

Christmas Stockity Stuffer/Al Grey & Friends

Bah, Hum Duck, A Looney Tunes Christmas

Home For The Holidays/Various Artists

Hymn To Freedom, Homage To Oscar Peterson/Lois Deloatch (It’s not Christmas

music; you’ll want it for her version of Auld Lang Syne as New Year’s Eve ends.)

P.S. Don’t’ forget about enjoying music when your out on the patio. Laurie Rash of Ken Rash Outdoor Furniture recommends a Vega Light. It’s a Bluetooth speaker you can clip to your patio umbrella or railing. It’s non-obtrusive and portable.