Vocalist Keri Johnsrud and Pianist/Arranger Kevin Bales Announce the Release of “Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers”

February 16, 2018Special Announcement

Featuring Billy Thornton (Bass) & Marlon Patton (Drums) Due Out March 20, Fred Rogers’ Birthday! Chicago-based vocalist Keri Johnsrud and GRAMMY nominated pianist Kevin Bales have come together once again for the March 20th release of Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers. With the help of an esteemed rhythm section featuring Billy Thornton … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Lupa Santiago & Anders Vestergård’s “Inside Turnabout”

February 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz On their second collaboration, following 2015’s Lisbon Sessions , Brazilian guitarist Lupa Santiago and Swedish drummer Anders Vestergård team up with a different set of sidemen, featuring, among others, Lupa’s longtime collaborator and fellow countryman Rodrigo Ursaia on sax. Inside Turnabout features compositions by the three above mentioned protagonists and sees these seamlessly combining Latin rhythms … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: NextBop Premiere’s Emma Frank’s “Best Friend”

February 13, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

Sébastien Hélary, NextBop Vocalist Emma Frank brings genuine peacefulness and transparent honesty to everything she touches including her newest opus, Ocean Av, slated for a February 16th release on Brooklyn-based Susan Records. Joining Frank on her third studio album are pianist Aaron Parks, drummer Jim Black, bassist Rick Rosato and guitarist Franky Rousseau with guest appearances … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Both of Meg Okura’s Upcoming Releases “NPO Trio: Live at The Stone” & “IMA IMA”

February 13, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Название трио, сыгравшего эту программу в нью-йоркском клубе «Стоун» в апреле 2016 года, – это первые буквы фамилий его участников – живущей в Нью-Йорке японской скрипачки Мег Окура, ее супруга, американского сопрано-саксофониста Сэма Ньюсома и французского пианиста Жана-Мишеля Пилца. Все трое – музыканты-универсалы высочайшего класса, которые могут исполнять музыку любой стилистики, … Read More

All About Jazz Features 3 of LLP’s Female Vocalists: Kristina Koller, Kathy Kosins & Kelly Green

February 11, 2018Features, Reviews

 C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz Kristina Koller Perception Self Produced 2017 Youthful enthusiasm characterizes New York state-native Kristina Koller‘s debut recording Perception. The specs for this auspicious debut include an even dozen selections: eight standards and four originals. This far, Perception begins like a legion of well-intentioned releases by young artists. But, Koller’s offering takes a hard turn … Read More