Artists & Their Music

This a collection music by artists of interest by The Unfolding of a Rose


Duane Parham

Saxophonist Duane Parham is one of the Motor City’s most beloved jazz artists.  He is recognized as an innovator and top performer in Smooth Jazz, R&B and Gospel Music.  Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Duane’s latest project, “Motor City Sax Appeal: My Tribute to the Motown Legends” delivers a Mo-Jazz tribute to Motown Records with guest appearances from some of the label’s most legendary performers.  Guest appearances by The Four Tops, The Miracles, The Contours, The Original Vandellas, Pat Lewis, Carolyn Crawford, and five time Grammy award winner Michael J. Powell give this CD album an authentic Motown mix that blends wonderfully with Duane’s Mo-Jazz style.  Duane, one of the Executive Producers on this project is joined by other talented producers such as Pat Lewis, Carl “Butch” Small and Maurice Whitsett.

As an artist, Duane has amassed several accolades acknowledging his talent and civic contributions.  He is the recipient of three Mayoral Proclamations of Achievement from Mayors Coleman A. Young and Dennis W. Archer of Detroit along with Mayor Martha G. Scott of Highland Park, MI for his accomplishments in the development of Music Arts and his outstanding contribution to the progress of both communities.





Saxophonist Eddie Berg is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/composer born and raised on Long Island, New York.

Eddie’s music education was focused in classical and jazz performance.  His performance not only includes tenor, alto, soprano, and baritone saxophones, but in addition he plays keyboards, percussion and EWI (electronic wind instrument.)  His music interest has been focused in traditional and contemporary Jazz to R&B, Blues, Funk, and Inspirational Music.


Luanne Hunt

Luanne Hunt is an award-winning, Grammy-balloted recording artist from Southern California, who records on the Independent label, Star Creek Entertainment.Throughout her illustrious career as an Indie artist, Hunt has built an impressive list of accomplishments and a worldwide fan base with her refreshing and well-crafted country and folk tunes. Her 2007 CD, “Breaking Through,” produced two hit singles on U.S. and European Charts. The enchanting “Solace In The Wind” reached No. 1 on the European Country Music Association’s chart (Belgium) in July, 2010.

The tune peaked at No. 37 on the Indie World Country Chart, which is the largest and oldest independent music chart in the genre. Additionally, the song landed on the 2009 Grammy ballot in two categories: Best Country Song and Best Female Country Performance.

“’Solace in the Wind’ is one very pleasant and wonderful, stand-out performance, said Tom Robinson, program director for Kingstown Radio in the UK.  “ I can just imagine Luanne in a close circle of a small, intimate and attentive audience hanging on to every note and enjoying the music and lyrics and having a great time.”


Dr. Mamie Smith Talk Show Host & Classical Singer 

mamie-setting-up-an-interviewThe audio is a special Christmas show on “peace” played on the “Talk to the Author with Dr. Mamie Smith Show” during the Christmas season  of her normal show.  Click on “peace.”


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