THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Wallace Roney & Richie Goods Featured by Jazziz

November 9, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz The Gig: Wallace Rooney Will Kick Off European Tour This Saturday: World-renowned trumpeter Wallace Roney will kick off his extensive European in Burghausen, Germany, on Saturday, November 9, with an 8 p.m. performance at Mautner Castle. The tour follows the summer release of his latest album, Blue Dawn – Blue Nights (HighNote) and will see him … Read More

ANUNCIO: Venezuela Sinfónica Presenta a Santiago Bosch

November 7, 2019Features, Press Reel

By Venezuela Sinfónica El pianista venezolano Santiago Bosch presenta «Galactic Warrior» Galactic Warrior cuenta con Santiago Bosch en el fender rhodes, sintetizadores y piano acústico. Tucker Antell en el saxofón tenor, Danny Anka en el bajo eléctrico, Juan Ale Saenz en la bateria, Darren Barrett en la trumpeta, Tim Miller en la guitarra, George Garzone … Read More

FEATURE: Charles Waring Interviews Vanessa Rubin

November 6, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Charles Waring,  Soul and Jazz and Funk “Life happens while you’re a jazz singer,” laughs Vanessa Rubin, explaining her long absence from the world of recording. For those mystified by her sudden disappearance back at the dawn of the 2000s, she says “I never stopped singing,” adding, “but you can’t be on stage all the time. I’m happy to … Read More

JAZZIZ: Track by Track with Matt Ulery – Delicate Charms

November 5, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Matt Ulery, Jazziz Bassist/composer Matt Ulery is no stranger to unusual musical ventures and on his ninth album as a bandleader, Delicate Charms, he tests new grounds by exploring the sonic and artistic opportunities produced by the pairing of alto saxophone and violin with a traditional jazz rhythm section. Here, he plays the … Read More

FEATURE: Sumitra’s ‘Bittersweet’ Featured by India Abroad

October 20, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Staff Writer, India Abroad Multidimensional artist Sumitra Nanjundan, known only by her first name, last month released “Bittersweet,” her fourth album, which includes seven of her original songs. Produced by her husband Alex Machacek, “Bittersweet” also features a song adapted from the corpus of Béla Bartók, and personalized interpretations of the American songbook standard … Read More

PHOTO FLASH: Broadwayworld Recaps John Minnock’s 54 Below Performance

October 18, 2019Features, Press Reel

On Friday, September 20th, fan-favorite jazz vocalist John Minnock presented an encore performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Once again, Minnock was joined by NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman and his stellar band consisting of pianist Enrique Haneine, bassist Carlos Mena and drummer Pablo Eluchans. Feinstein’s/54 Below was filled to the brim with an attentive and … Read More

FEATURE: Brian Lynch’s ‘The Omni-American Book Club’ Featured by

October 16, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Mal Stanley, Dive into a new big band record this week from trumpet player and composer Brian Lynch. The American musician joins a host of heavyweight players on ‘The Omni-American Book Club’ – featuring tunes that connect his love of literature to music. On The Omni-American Book Club (subtitled ‘My Journey Through Literature In Music’), Brian … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: WBGO Premieres “Chaye Shukariye’’ from Oran Etkin’s ‘Finding Friends Far From Home: A Journey With Clara Net’

October 16, 2019Features, Premiere

By: Nate Chinen, WBGO Over the last decade, Oran Etkin has garnered sizeable acclaim as a clarinetist and composer, for music that few would characterize as child’s play. But Etkin has also made a serious subspecialty out of music for kids — with Timbalooloo, an educational program encompassing classes, workshops, and albums like Finding Friends Far From … Read More