Color Lines Features Brandee Younger in their “5 Jazz Artists of Color Making New Music With Healing Power” Article

April 29, 2017Features

Siddhartha Mitter, Color Lines Brandee Younger remembers the time she wished Barack Obama happy birthday on Facebook. “Six people blocked me,” the harp player says. “Two were harpists.” It wasn’t really a surprise. The harp world likes to keep politics out. Once, Younger was offering downloads of a song for Trayvon Martin at a harp … Read More

Modern Drummer Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

April 27, 2017Reviews

Robin Tolleson, Modern Drummer A former Yellowjacket and his creative/life partner drop a funky and finely detailed collection that isn’t shy to show a little tenderness or to head down lots of creative avenues. As the album-opening “Block Party” heats up into a joyous gospel jump, Marcus Baylor romps all around the handclaps, then solos … Read More

Brandee Younger Announces May Tour Dates in NY, OH, GA

April 24, 2017Event Announcement

Brandee Younger Announces May Tour Dates In New York, Ohio, & Georgia “No harpist thus far has been more capable of combining all of the modern harp traditions—from Salzedo, through Dorothy Ashby, through Alice Coltrane—with such strength, grace and commitment.” -Ravi Coltrane (The New York Times) Genre-defying jazz harpist, Brandee Younger proudly announces her multi-city … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Alex Wintz’s “LifeCycle”

April 22, 2017Reviews

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Life cycles mark and determine how we develop, where we travel, and why we arrive and thrive in different places, figuratively and literally, at any given time. That’s the point that guitarist Alex Wintz’s music makes here, as this project takes its cues from the larger natural theme while … Read More

Stereogum Features Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse”

April 21, 2017Features

Phil Freeman, Stereogum This is a weird, arty, chamber jazz project that winds up displaying more guts than you might think it would. Matt Holman is a trumpeter, joined here by Sam Sadigursky on various instruments (soprano saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, and alto flute), Chris Dingman on vibraphone, and Bobby Avey on piano. No … Read More

Steve Bilodeau Announces the Release of his Third Album “The Sun Through the Rain” 06/06

April 21, 2017Special Announcement

Esteemed guitarist Steve Bilodeau proudly announces the June 6th release of his third, and arguably his most creative album to date: “The Sun Though the Rain”. Featuring saxophonist Richard Garcia and drummer Dor Herskovits. “The Sun Through the Rain” is an album of spontaneous improvisations spanning a wide range of sonic landscapes: from the calm … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Alex Wintz’s Debut Album “Life Cycle”

April 20, 2017Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Alex Wintz is an emergent young guitarist whose musical approach has been requested for ambitious projects led by Etienne Charles, Nick Finzer, Ben Williams, and Lucas Pino. With them, Wintz has developed a solid maturity that is now passed to Life Cycle, his … Read More