Rob Clearfield’s “Wherever You’re Starting From” Receives a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz

March 21, 2018Features, Reviews

Troy Dostert, All About Jazz Chicago-based keyboardist Rob Clearfield has long been an active presence in the Windy City jazz scene, working with folks like bassist Matt Ulery, drummer Jon Deitemyer and guitarist Daniel Bruce. Just last year, his appearances on Bruce’s Earthshine (ears&eyes Records) and trumpeter Adam Larson’s Second City (Inner Circle Music) were indicative of Clearfield’s stylistic diversity, proving that he’s … Read More

Keri Johnsrud Featured on Episode 98 of Chicago Jazz Magazine!

March 20, 2018Features

by Mike Jeffers, Chicago Jazz Magazine On EPISODE 098 of CHICAGO JAZZ THIS WEEK!!! On this episode vocalist Keri Johnsrud stops by to talk about her upcoming CD release show at Winter’s Jazz Club on March 22nd (Thursday)! Her new release is entitled “Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers” features pianist Kevin Bales, Billy Thornton (Bass) & Marlon … Read More

Staccatofy Reviews Joanna Wallfisch’s “Blood & Bone”

March 14, 2018Reviews

by Steph Cosme, Staccatofy Joanna Wallfisch is a London born singer-song-writer that has crafted a unique sound that combines the lyrics and catchy melodies of pop and folk, with the more technical and colorful sounds of jazz. Wallfisch has a background in classical and jazz music, but chooses to focus on poetic lyricism set to pop/folk … Read More

NextBop Features Hailey Niswanger of MAE.SUN!

March 13, 2018Features

by Sébastien Hélary, NextBop There is a new energy awakening among a select few jazz musicians, whether explicit as in Marquis Hill’s latest EP Meditation Tape or implicit as in the album covers to Kamasi Washington’s The Epic and Dr. Lonnie Smith’s All In My Mind. Add to the ranks of this enlightened jazz elite, if we shall be so bold as … Read More

JazzTrail Reviews Rob Clearfield’s “Wherever You’re Starting From”

March 13, 2018Reviews

  By Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Wherever You’re Starting From is the sophomore solo album by Chicagoan pianist Rob Clearfield, whose classical purity of tone gives life to an intimate set of originals plus two renditions of renowned compositions, one classical and one jazz. While working/touring with drummer Makaya McCraven, Clearfield formulated a new approach to … Read More