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

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

Joanna Wallfisch Talks Health and Fitness for Vice

March 9, 2018Features

Six Musicians Told Us How They Avoid Feeling Like Shit on Long Tours Regular people who drink/smoke/party like you’re on tour, take note. by Ryan Brown, Vice Getting paid to perform at music venues across the world is pretty much living the dream. But the musicians that do get these opportunities will tell you that … Read More

World Music Report Reviews Samuel Pompeo Quinteto’s “Que Descaída”

March 2, 2018Features, Reviews

Raul da Gama, World Music Report Anyone who doubts that all modern music in the Americas came from the erstwhile “Americanised” African slaves who wrenched from their home country and all its graceful comforts, poured their hearts and souls out into what those in continental America called the Blues and those in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil called Choro Portuguese … Read More