Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse” Receives a 4.5 Star Review from All About Jazz

April 8, 2017Reviews

Matthew Acquiline, All About Jazz New York City-based trumpeter and composer Matt Holman cut his teeth performing and recording with distinguished musicians such as Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society before displaying his personal aesthetic of atmospheric chamber jazz with his debut album When Flooded in 2013. More recently, Holman found … Read More

Vocalist Kathy Kosins to Appear at Catalina in Hollywood June 8th

April 7, 2017Event Announcement

Esteemed vocalist Kathy Kosins Previews New Album “Uncovered Soul” On Thursday, June 8th at Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins, who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul, is thrilled to debut at Catalina Bar & Grill, … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews Mike Casey’s “The Sound of Surprise”

April 5, 2017Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Mike Casey plays alto and tenor sax along with the Spartan and free support of Corey Garcia/dr and Matt Dwonszyk/b for a mix of originals and post bop covers. The rhythm team has fun on “Mack The Knife”  while the drummer bears down hard to create a groove for Casey’s … Read More

Jazz da Gama Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

April 5, 2017Reviews

Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama After fourteen celebrated albums, Mark Whitfield has been considered at the top of his game for a very long time; a true acolyte of his great teacher, George Benson. Most followers and even other Jazz music cognoscenti seem to recall each of his albums. But just so we never … Read More

Acquarian Weekly Reviews Gianni Bianchini’s Debut Album “Type I”

April 5, 2017Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Acquarian Weekly Mad props to vocalist/pianist Gianni Bianchini on his beautiful self-released Type I where he admits “I’m Old Fashioned.” That he is. He sticks out like a 2017 sore thumb with his nostalgic cabaret flair on tunes like “A Foggy Day” (1937), “Time After Time” (1947), “My Romance” (1962) and nine more … Read More

Saxophonist Nick Mazzarella to release two new albums: “Signaling” & “Triangulum”

April 5, 2017Special Announcement

Respected Saxophonist Nick Mazzarella Announces the Double Release of Albums “Signaling” & “Triangulum” Established alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella ushers in the spring season with two new recordings: “Signaling”, a duet with esteemed cellist Tomeka Reid, out April 21st on Nessa Records, and “Triangulum”, the debut album from Meridian Trio (featuring contra-bassist Matt Ulery and drummer … Read More

Jazz da Gama Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

April 4, 2017Reviews

Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama The wedding-day glow on the face of Jean Baylor shines through her voice, a pristine, soaring soprano. Supping at the same table of glory is husband and drumming colourist, Marcus Baylor. The former musical bugs (Yellowjackets) are not simply the significant other(s) to Ashford and Simpson, but via the … Read More

The Urban Music Scene Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

April 4, 2017Reviews

A. Scott Galloway, Urban Music Scene Married musicians vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor have created a captivating “project” that meets at the 3-way intersection of Jazz, Gospel and Legacy. Brimming with aural snapshots of their individual roots and the sacred space where they come together, it is a very unique album that soothes … Read More