Bass Musician Magazine Includes the Release of Adi Meyerson’s “Where We Stand”

June 13, 2018Features

Valery Amador, Bass Musician Magazine Alongside the distinct stylings of special guest vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza, Where We Stand features stalwart tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, pianist Mike King and drummer Kush Abadey. Where We Stand, signified by the title track, and as a whole, represents times of uncertainty and change. Through this dynamic music, Meyerson displays how these particular moments, … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Atlanta-Native Kevin Bales and Keri Johnsrud Announce Set to Celebrate “Beyond the Neighborhood – The Music of Fred Rogers” with Georgia Dates

June 11, 2018Event Announcement, Special Announcement

Atlanta-native and GRAMMY nominated pianist Kevin Bales and Chicago-based vocalist Keri Johnsrud are excited to announce shows at The Velvet Note, located at 4075 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA and The Loft, located at 1032 Broadway Columbus, GA to celebrate their latest release Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers. With the help of … Read More

REVIEW: Russia’s Jazz Quad Reviews Flavio Silva’s “Break Free”

June 11, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Break Free – второй альбом молодого бразильского гитариста и композитора Флавио Сильвы. Этот музыкант начинал работать в джазе у себя на родине, а затем продолжил карьеру в Нью-Йорке, где его ментором стал такой известный джамен, как саксофонист Антонио Харт, сегодня очень высоко оценивающий талант Сильвы. Флавио играет в ведущих клубах Нью-Йорка, … Read More

INTERVIEW: Keri Johnsrud and Kevin Bales Chat to SDPB about Celebrating the Legacy of Fred Rogers on their Latest Album

June 7, 2018Features, Radio/Podcasts

Karl Gehrke, SDPB Listen here. Although Fred Rogers died in 2003, he’s been getting plenty of attention lately. This year marks the 90th anniversary of his birth and the 50th anniversary of his long-running children’s public television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  A new film documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, opens at select theaters on Friday. And later this summer … Read More

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Brandee Younger Included in 5 Must-See Concerts This Week

June 6, 2018Features

Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, Chicago Tribune As her music explores classical, pop, jazz and hip-hop, harpist Brandee Younger classifies herself as simply a contemporary musician. Younger will perform at Lyon & Healy Hall on June 7 and at Hyde Park Jazz Festival on Sept. 29. RedEye chatted with the harpist about her high-profile collaborations and why the … Read More

REVIEW: Russia’s Jazz Quad Reviews Gregory Generet & Richard Johnson’s “2 Of A Kind”

June 5, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Долгое время творческие дороги двух американских джазовых исполнителей, певца Грегори Джинерета и пианиста Ричарда Джонсона, не пересекались. Голос Джинерета звучал в лучших джазовых клубах Нью-Йорка – Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Joe’s Pub, The Kitano, а в Smoke он в течение трех лет выступал постоянно. Нью-йоркский джазовый журнал Hot House номинировал Грегори … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Trail Reviews Geof Bradfield’s “Yes, and…Music For Nine Improvisers”

June 5, 2018Features, Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Boasting an impeccable tonal control and range, saxophonist Geof Bradfield hires a sterling cast of musicians to give wings to his seventh album of originals, Yes, and…Music For Nine Improvisers. The album title was taken from an improvisational theater game implemented by Compass Players, a cabaret revue from the 50s. Combining genres … Read More