FEATURE: Oscar Hernandez in El Expresso

September 21, 2019Features, Press Reel

By Vicente Toledo Rohena, El Expresso El pianista, compositor, arreglista y director de orquesta radicado en California, Oscar Hernández, regresa al ambiente musical con la producción ‘Love the moment’, un disco que presenta junto a su quinteto compuesto por Oskar Cartaya (bajo), Justo Almario (saxofón y flauta), Jimmy Branly (batería) y Christian Moraga (percusión). Además, … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: Svetlana’s “Cheek to Cheek” featuring Wycliffe Gordon Premieres on JazzTimes

September 17, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Mac Randall, JazzTimes JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of the video for “Cheek to Cheek” by Svetlana featuring special guest Wycliffe Gordon. The Russian-born vocalist’s new version of this Irving Berlin chestnut from the 1935 film Top Hat will appear on her upcoming second album Night at the Movies, a 14-track collection of songs that span a … Read More

FEATURE: Jazziz Features John Minnock with a Q&A: Reading the Great American Songbook Through the Lens of the Gay Experience

September 12, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Brian Zimmerman, Jazziz On his self-released sophomore recording, Right Around the Corner, vocalist John Minnock interprets jazz, blues and cabaret tunes from the perspective of a proud gay man, culling material that he frequently performs at his shows in New York. His original compositions reflect his experiences, as he relates tales of his own … Read More

THE KEEPER OF THE FLAME: Jazziz Features Ralph Peterson in ‘Art Appreciation: A 100th-Anniversary Celebration of Art Blakey’!

September 7, 2019Features, Press Reel

Jazziz Ralph Peterson was one of two drummers to perform with The Jazz Messengers, having been hand-picked by Blakey as the second drummer in the legendary bandleader’s Jazz Messenger Big Band, in which he served until Blakey’s death in 1990. Peterson’s résumé includes more than 150 albums as a sideman, with credits on albums by … Read More

THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Jazziz includes ‘Zoo’, the forthcoming release from Evgeny Sivtzov!

September 6, 2019Features, Press Reel, Reviews

Matt Micucci, Jazziz New Evgeny Sivtsov Album Out Soon: Evgeny Sivtsov will release his trio record Zoo on October 11 via Rainy Day Records. The album features the Russian-born pianist/composer alongside bassist Chmielinski and drummer Shawn Baltazor. Recorded in 2017, towards the end of Sivtsov’s nine-year residence in New York Cty, Zoo is comprised of six original compositions that … Read More