WALL STREET JOURNAL: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron – A Tribute to the Romanticist of the Bebop Movement

March 20, 2019Features, Press Reel, Reviews

‘The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron’ Review:  Vocalist Vanessa Rubin honors Tadd Dameron with an album that highlights his compositional genius. By Martin Johnson, The Wall Street Journal  The great composer and arranger Tadd Dameron (1917-1965) wrote “If You Could See Me Now,” one of Sarah Vaughan’s signature songs, but until now … Read More

JAZZIZ BACKSTAGE PASS: Jeff Coffin & David Liebman’s “On The Corner Live: The Music of Miles Davis”

March 16, 2019Features, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

Brian Zimmerman/Matt Micucci, Jazziz Listen to podcast here. Dave Liebman, Jeff Coffin: On the Corner Live: The Music of Miles Davis (Ear Up Records) Release date: March 1 Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master David Liebman began his musical relationship with trumpet legend Miles Davis in the summer of 1972 when he participated in the recording date … Read More


March 16, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Kevin Johnson, No Treble Saxophonist David Liebman hit it big when he joined Miles Davis in 1972 for the recording of the album On The Corner, subsequently gigging with the jazz legend during his rich electric period that left a lasting impression on music as a whole. “‘On The Corner’ has been sampled, copied, discussed … Read More

FEATURE: Ellen Rowe Featured by University of Michigan News

March 1, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Sydney Hawkins, Michigan News When Ellen Rowe was a young girl growing up in Ridgefield, Connecticut, there weren’t many women making jazz music. Through her success as a world-renowned jazz pianist, composer and pedagogue, she’s spent the better part of the last 35 years trying to change that. Her latest effort comes in the … Read More

FEATURE: Vanessa Rubin Featured on WCPN

February 19, 2019Features, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

Vanessa Rubin Makes Jazz Composer Tadd Dameron Sing by Dan Polletta, WCPN Tadd Dameron was one of the most important composer/arrangers of modern jazz, but outside of “If You Could See Me Now,” and a few other songs, the Cleveland native’s works really haven’t been performed by vocalists. Vanessa Rubin decided to change that with “The Dream Is … Read More

ALL ABOUT JAZZ: Dave Liebman – Archives And Improvisations – The Past And The Now Of A Life In Jazz

January 31, 2019Features, Press Reel

Victor L. Schermer, All About Jazz Prolific saxophonist, composer, band leader, and educator Dave Liebman is a living legend, an NEA Jazz Master who has been making waves since the 1970s and never stops growing, learning, and discovering. His autobiography, What It Is (Scarecrow Press, 2012, with Lewis Porter) is an honest probing of his more than half century experience … Read More

BEST OF JAZZ: Bandcamp Features Greg Ward’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood” in January’s Best of Jazz Round-Up!

January 30, 2019Features, Press Reel

Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade Stomping Off From Greenwood There’s a menacing presence to the new one from Greg Ward. It gets in your face, and it chooses strength over subtlety more often than not. That’s what commands attention. But the slithery tempos and electronic idiosyncrasies are the sources of the album’s … Read More