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When RAM Jam first began, I mean damn! Everything was new and magnified and just scary. So yes, it took us a while to figure out just what the heck we were doing and though we are still learning we’ve acquired so much. So now that it’s all better…

We’ve been bringing you independent artists worldwide since 2009 and here’s how it happened: There was an artist, Mizzy Mack who had a crew ‘O’ and Sharon aka Wooded Hoods Entertainment, our 1st network.

But 1st there was Zack Barr, Rock Star.

Then there were Drummers, Akoma, lots of drums. Our 1st Drummers

The Passion Reggae Band was all of dat, mon jamm’in hard, out 1st Reggae Band

Coming in at #5 is our 1st Hip-Hop Artist, DeSean Mizzy Mack

Folk is our art when Mascatello was 1st to enter the scene, Dave that is

And finally we can never forget our 1st Rap Jon Jon

Four years later here we are living the dream of network TV, Wooded Hoods has grown into a local powerhouse company having several artists under their label. The DMV’s music scene is now

As we were filming this past episode on Saturday the 19th of January 2013, our 1st R&B performer Monroe, President Barack Obama has been sworn in in an open ceremony for his second term on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and RAM Jam will be picked up on Montgomery County Network Channel 12 and LIVE streamed this Friday at 1:30p. So let’s get out there and win-win-win, if you are serious about your business and your art, now is the time!

Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern. Deuts...

Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern. Deutsch: 1964: Martin Luther King Português: Martin Luther King (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Random Acts of Music

Audio: Eye on the Artist

Featured Artist: Dunson

Genre: Rap

Location: DMV

Website: http://dunsonmusic.com/

Connect:    www.facebook.com/Dunson

http://www.twitter.com/KentonDunson

Blog:    www.dunsonmusic.com/blog

 

Video: Featured Artist

Mike Marolda and His Jazz Faction

Location: Washington, DC

Genre: Jazz

Connect:    http://www.jazzfaction.com/

http://www.facebook.com/mikemarolda

www.twitter.com/saxxymike

One of our most challenging shoots and also one of our favorites Mike Marolda and His Jazz Faction redefined the sound of Washington, DC in our studios recently. Bringing his jazz quartet to RAM Jam, making them the first to perform on the stage, the fun four included Cam Towner on Bass, Clif MaCall on Keyboard, Marty Risemberg on Percussion and the man himself Mike Marolda on Saxophone.

Mike began playing various instruments in the sixth grade; he is now highly trained in jazz music, fluent in classical, rock, funk, r&b, and anything else that swings. As a free-lance musician in Washington, D.C. Mike formed the Jazz Faction from a group they also play in, The DC Transit Band.

Cam Towner has traveled the world playing music while serving in the US Navy and has been playing since the late seventies. Cam’s laid back, cool demeanor really helped us during the most hectic times as we fought our way through the technical issues of that day.

Clif McCall currently studies at George Mason University, but we are sure happy that being a student doesn’t stop him from performing live! Clif was also inspired to play music at an early age. He has mastered his skill through church, studying and having influences like Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderly. Clif aspires to perform music professionally.

Marty Risemberg is a native of Virginia and has studied everything percussion but found his love for Jazz after one year of classical training at George Mason University. Marty’s hidden talent is rap and he’s awesome, but shh, you didn’t hear that from us!

With this group, hints of the classics can definitely be distinguished.

Mike Marolda and His Jazz Faction are available for booking over the holidays and I’m here to witness, it will be an unforgettable event.

 

GOOD NEWS

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer awareness

Breast cancer awareness (Photo credit: AslanMedia)


Just recently a very dear friend of mine lost her battle to breast cancer. Gail was my first coach without either of us knowing it. When I was first starting out in corporate America, she showed me how to negotiate and not negate my skills. Through her sense of style and budding personality she defined flavor. Gail had the strongest constitution of just about any woman of that day; she knew how to take care of herself and was never afraid to show anyone with a desire to want to know. That’s why it devastated me to find out about this condition that we bring to the forefront every October, but is important to know all year round, breast cancer overcame my friend.

FACTS AND STATS

Can I prevent breast cancer?

The causes of breast cancer are not fully understood.

Although it is clear that age, gender and lifetime exposure to estrogen and other factors play an important role. Because no one knows exactly what causes breast cancer to develop in a certain person at a certain time, there are no sure ways to prevent it.

However, there are steps that you can take that may reduce your risk. These include maintaining a healthy weight, adding exercise into your routine, limiting alcohol intake and postmenopausal hormones, and breastfeeding if you can. For women at higher risk, taking tamoxifen or raloxifene may reduce the risk of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer.

Your best defense

The best way to find breast cancer early is to get screened. Talk to your health care provider about what screening tests is right for you.

A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It is the best screening tool used today to find breast cancer early. A mammogram can find cancer in its earliest stages, even before a lump can be felt. All women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year. If you are younger than age 40 with either a family history of breast cancer or other concerns, talk with your health care provider about when to start getting mammograms or other screening tests, like MRI, and how often to have them.

A clinical breast exam is done by a health care provider who checks your breasts and underarm areas for any lumps or changes. Many women have a clinical breast exam when they get their Pap test. Women should have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years between the ages of 20 and 39 and every year starting at age 40.


It is very important to know the risk factors and prevention, self-breast awareness, early detection and screening and that this is a condition that can affect men as well. Each blog update for the remainder of this month will be dedicated to my friend and breast cancer awareness. Find out more at http://ww5.komen.org/ and http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org. We encourage you to do your research and be well informed.

A Word from the Coach:

There are some exciting developments in the Radical Success Womens Conference coming up in March 2013 Farnosh Tarobi, Lisa Nichols, Jillian Michaels, just to name a few have been confirmed and are ready to help you to “A Powerful, Transformational and Educational Experience!” I attended earlier this year and the transformation is still happening. You will connect with entrepreneurial, lifetime and successful women for three days straight. It’s something you don’t want to miss. Find out more and reserve your place at http://getradicalconference.com/.

Until next time,

Happy Jamm’in,

KJ

Audio: Eye on the Artist

Feature: Kayo Guevarra

Genre: Hip-Hop/Positive Rap

Website:

Connect: Youtube Channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=torD4mocvFw

Buy it here: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-myth/id395394108

Video: Featured Artist

Maggie Anderson

Location: DMV

Genre: Acoustic Rock

Connect: Facebook/Maggie Anderson Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It5XPIy78gc&feature=plcp

Maggie Anderson from Chantilly, Virginia was our first acoustic artist in the studio. Maggie brought the sunshine in with her and left us with a new appreciation to the beautiful song of a guitar. Maggie’s sound was on point as was her attitude. The outline of a true music professional, she is currently studying music business. She is interested in performing at venues throughout Washington, DC. Maggie performed three original songs for us, all of which share a haunting melody, a pleasant remembrance. Connect with Maggie on Facebook and support her music. But remember where you saw her first – This is RAM Jam!

Singer/Song writer

Climbing the stairs of stardom

  

 

 

 

 

Coming soon! A new website for RAM Jam that will provide detailed information about our show, artist’s links, merchandise and more. But the things we are most excited about are FULL EPISODES. Finally after all this time our Twitter followers will be able to SEE what I’m always going on about. We are passionate about our unknown artists but if we have it our way, they won’t be “unknown” for too much longer!

GOOD NEWS

Fairfax Pets on Wheels, Inc. provides companionship and an improved quality of life to Fairfax area residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities through regular pet visitation by trained volunteers and their approved pets. The program benefits both residents and the visiting volunteer teams. The Residents benefit from the medically-proven calming effect of touching animals. The Volunteers add a new dimension to their own lives and discover that sharing a pet and an hour or two of their time on a regular basis can provide deeply satisfying rewards. Pets enjoy the extra attention and can make new friends by participating in group visits. Find out more information about Fairfax Pets on Wheels. How you can volunteer and who should volunteer at fpow.org.

A Word from the Coach

Doreen Rainey, Success Coach,

Founder Radical Women’s Conference

 

Dress for Success!

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work.

Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 550,000 women around the world. Each year we reach more than 50,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland and the West Indies.

On her initial visit, a woman receives a suit appropriate for the industry in which she is interviewing and, if available, accessories. After a woman finds a job she returns to Dress for Success for additional clothing that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing her with the foundation for a professional wardrobe.

While we may be best known for providing suits to women, it is our employment retention programs that are the cornerstone of the organization. Soon after Dress for Success was founded we came to recognize that finding work is only one step in a woman’s journey towards economic independence; remaining employed and building a rewarding career are essential if a woman is to become self-sufficient.

Suits and Blouses Ready For Clients

To meet the need for services that would help women both find and keep jobs, they established the Professional Women’s Group (PWG) program, which offers women ongoing support as they successfully transition into the workforce, build thriving careers and prosper in the mainstream workplace. Once a woman joins the PWG she is a member for life, able to attend meetings at any affiliate throughout the world and can benefit from additional employment retention and mentoring programs.

Dress for Success also has developed Career Center, an initiative that promotes confidence and professionalism by providing women career guidance, the chance to acquire technology skills and assistance in their job searches.

“RADICAL Success Coach Doreen Rainey helps her clients Get RADICAL – by defining success for themselves and having the guts to go after it. Get her FREE RADICAL Success Starter Kit at http://www.doreenrainey.com.”

© 2012 Doreen Rainey

 

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Until next time,

Happy Jammin’!