Star Apps: Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire‘s longtime frontman, Philip Bailey, talks about jazz as if he’s talking about a school sweetheart. “Jazz was always my first musical genre love,” he says. “[Music] always feels like it’s an astro-travel of sorts.” Fans can go along for the ride June 28-29 when eight-time Grammy winners and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame members Earth, Wind & Fire headline the Saratoga Jazz Festival, which also features Trombone Shorty, Patti Austin, and Terence Blanchard. Bailey is promoting his new album, “Now, Then & Forever,” and his autobiography, “Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire.” We chatted about his his love of jazz, keeping Earth, Wind & Fire alive, and his favorite apps.
What does Earth, Wind & Fire have planned for the Saratoga Jazz Festival? We always give the people the hits. We’ll probably throw in one or two of the songs from the latest “Now, Then, & Forever” CD. The way the band has stayed vibrant is our reputation for our live shows, so we pride ourselves that when we hit that stage, we give the people all that we have. And we always look forward to playing in that part of the country, ’cause it’s… [Read more]
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