KKJZ (KJazz 88.1 FM), “America’s Jazz and Blues Station,” on the campus of Cal State Long Beach announces the addition of singer, songwriter and musician Tyra Dennis, a.k.a. “Tyralucia,” to the station’s air staff, weekdays from 6-8am PT, starting May 3.Tyralucia (left) was born and raised in L.A. and has always been drawn to the stage — singing, composing music, playing the piano and other instruments, acting and writing. She’s performed with Chaka KhanWayne ShorterGeorge BohannonStevie WonderAli Woodson of the Temptations, Jackson BrowneRay Charles and Slash while still in high school and also had a key role in developing and starring in the first Apple iPod commercial.”I’m excited to join such a monumental team and be one of the new voices and faces to bring the jazz genre back into the forefront,” Tyralucia said. “Making Jazz cool to everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, etc. is my goal and I can’t wait to get started.” KJazz Station Manager Stephanie Levine said, “Tyralucia joining the air staff is an additional reason to tune into KJAZZ each morning.” Listen online at jazzandblues.org.

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