PREVIEW: Philadelphia Sun Previews Ralph Peterson at Annenberg Center

November 10, 2019Listings, Press Reel

by Steve Bryant, Philadelphia Sun November 16, 2019 The Annenberg Center Presents “The Messenger Legacy;” The Art Blakey Centennial feat. Ralph Peterson For the better part of five decades, legendary drummer Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers were a finishing school/university for several generations of accomplished jazz players.  A great number of them, like Lee … Read More

NPR Jazz Critics Poll 2018!

January 10, 2019Features, Listings, Press Reel

13th Annual Jazz Critics Poll Spanish Harlem Orchestra – Anniversary (ArtistShare) Latin – Karl Ackerman  (All About Jazz) New Releases – Russ Musto (New York City Jazz Record, DownBeat)     Henry Conerway III – With Pride For Dignity (Self-released) New Releases – Richard B. Kamins (Step Tempest) New Releases – Peter Quinn (Jazzwise, The Arts Desk) Debut –  Richard B. Kamins (Step Tempest) … Read More

BEST OF 2018: All About Jazz Lists Keri Johnsrud and Kevin Bales’ “Beyond the Neighborhood – The Music of Fred Rogers”

December 23, 2018Listings, Press Reel, Reviews

Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Kevin Bales/Keri JohnsrudBeyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred RogersSelf-produced  Fred Rogers and his beloved TV series, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” has gotten a lot of attention lately. This musical tribute, featuring pianist Bales and the warm vocals of Johnsrud, adapts the songs he wrote for the show to a jazz … Read More