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

Bebop Spoken Here Features Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse”

April 20, 2017Features

Steve H., Bebop Spoken Here Inspired by the love poetry of Greek poetess Sappho written some two and a half millennia ago New York based trumpeter Matt Holman has produced The Tenth Muse consisting of 16 fragments. Each piece is titled fragment nnnx where nnn is a number between 4 and 168 and x where … Read More

NYBG Presents Summer Concert Series: JAZZ & CHIHULY

April 20, 2017Event Announcement

NYBG Presents Summer Concert Series: JAZZ & CHIHULY Evenings Showcase Dynamic Jazz Talent and a Dazzling Exhibition of Color, Light, and Form Fridays, June 16, July 14, and August 18 Bronx, NY—The NYBG Summer Concert Series: JAZZ & CHIHULY will showcase today’s dynamic jazz talent and spectacularly illuminated works by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. With The New … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews Alex Wintz’s “Life Cycle”

April 19, 2017Features, Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record A smart, rising jazz guitarist that knows how to pick the right pals and give them room to do their thing checks in with a sizzling, straight ahead date that was made for letting listening to it be your prime directive.  Swinging and full blooded throughout, this is a zesty set … Read More

Textura Reviews “The Tenth Muse”

April 19, 2017Reviews

By Ron Schepper, Textura  For his sophomore album The Tenth Muse, New York City-based trumpeter Matt Holman drew for inspiration from the Ancient Greek poetry of Sappho (as translated by Anne Carson). Interestingly, he was introduced to the poet’s work by his wife when they were courting and found himself immediately enthralled by the power and … Read More

Latin Jazz Corner Features Hiromi Suda’s “Nagi”

April 14, 2017Features

by Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner Vocalist Hiromi Suda has found something that many jazz musicians spend years talking about but never capturing – a true cross cultural musical blend that digs deep into diverse musical territories. Growing up in Japan, Suda spent time learning the basics of her craft in her musical family while … Read More

Step Tempest Reviews Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse”

April 14, 2017Reviews

by Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Music and poetry are often intertwined; whether it’s through the turn of the lyrical phrase or the message of the verse, poetry has a rhythm that speaks to many people. Trumpeter and composer Matt Holman was introduced to the Greek poet Sappho (630-550 B.C) by his wife in the early … Read More

The Baylor Project Covered in the Temple News

April 11, 2017Features

Former lacrosse player and husband make music: ‘This is what we were born to do’ Former lacrosse player Jean Baylor and her husband Marcus released their album in February. by Evan Easterling, Temple News Former lacrosse player Jean Baylor and her husband Marcus make music together. COURTESY DENEKA PENISTON Jean Baylor graduated from Temple in … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

April 9, 2017Reviews

Troy Dostert, All About Jazz Since his first album as a leader in 1990, guitarist Mark Whitfield has been simultaneously pulled in two directions. Early on, many dubbed him the heir-apparent to George Benson, and on his first several records he offered plenty of evidence to support this assessment with his smooth, laid-back sound and … Read More