SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Ralph Peterson’s Messenger Legacy to Perform Tonight at Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

February 16, 2019Event Announcement, Press Reel

Jackson Sinnenberg, Capitalbop For the last decade, the D.C. jazz educator and saxophonist Paul Carr has run the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, a celebration of the sort of swinging, straight-ahead jazz that has been traditionally been the region’s jazz calling card. This year’s 10th anniversary incarnation, held this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17 at the Hilton … Read More

INTERVIEW: Brandee Younger Interviewed by The Jazz Session

February 16, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Harpist Brandee Younger’s most recent record is Wax & Wane. In this interview, she talks about the particular challenges of improvising on the harp; how she was introduced to improvised music and the trial by fire she faced from Kenny Garrett; her recording process; the great harpists who’ve gone before … Read More

OUT TODAY: Jordan Pettay Releases “First Fruit” on Outside in Music

February 15, 2019New Release, Press Reel, Press Releases

Accomplished saxophonist and composer Jordan Pettay is proud to announce her arrival with the release of First Fruit, on award-winning trombonist and composer Nick Finzer’s record label Outside In Music. Co-produced by Christian Sands, who also lends his talents on piano and rhodes, First Fruit is presented by a stellar line-up which includes Luke Sellick on bass and Jimmy Macbride on drums. Instantly recognizable by her sophisticated and spiritual sound, … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini to Release “Setting Rays of Summer” on April 5, 2019

February 13, 2019New Release, Press Reel, Press Releases

Trombonist & Singer-Songwriter Natalie Cressman and Composer/Guitarist & Vocalist Ian Faquini Announce the Release of New Collaborative Album, Setting Rays of Summer Out April 5, 2019 Family-owned label, Cressman Music is proud to announce the April 5th release of Setting Rays of Summer – the new duo project from trombonist and singer-songwriter Natalie Cressman and … Read More

REVIEW: Christian Li and Mike Bono’s “Visitors” reviewed by JazzWeekly

February 13, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Pianist/keyboardist Christian Li and guitarist Mike Bono co-lead  rich and lyrical post bop team of Jared Henderson/b, Lee Fish-Jimmy Macbride/dr, Dayna Stephens/ts, Alex Hargreaves/vi and Chris Marion/str through nice warm originals. Gentle thoughts prevail on this album, with Stephens’ warm tenor siging on the serene “Puddles,” cantering with Li’s keys … Read More