REVIEW: UK Vibe Reviews Santiago Bosch’s “Galactic Warrior”

December 5, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Imran Mirza, UK Vibe Santiago Bosch releases his sophomore album ‘Galactic Warrior’ which serves as a marked return to the forefront for the multi-faceted pianist. Following eight years since Bosch’s well-received debut release ‘Guaro Report’, the native of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, who boasts the distinction of being a Berklee graduate and son of saxophonist Jaime … Read More

Hot House Magazine and Jazzmobile Celebrate A Night With the Stars At the New York City Readers Jazz Awards at the Historic Birdland Jazz Club

December 5, 2019Press Reel, Special Announcement

After 80,000 Votes, Winners Announced for the 2019 NYC Readers Awards Pureum Jin Wins Best Jazz Artist of the Year, Best Alto Saxophonist and Female Rising Star Broadcast Icon Mark Ruffin and Producer, Director and Philanthropist Cobi Narita Honored Sunday, November 24th marked New York’s premier jazz event of the season, the 6th New York … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: ChimyTina’s Cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” By Nextbop

December 5, 2019Premiere, Press Reel

By Sébastien Hélary, Nextbop ChimyTina, the duo of vocalist Martina DaSilva, leader of the jazz vocal harmony group The Ladybugs, and bassist Dan “Chimy” Chmielinski (Wynton Marsalis, Marc Cary, Brad Mehldau, and Joey Alexander) began collaborating in 2014 for what has now become a semi-regular video series featuring bass-vocal renditions of classic standards such as … Read More

REVIEW: We Three Holiday Happenings Seasons’s Greetings From Martina Da Silva and Dan Chmielinski, By All About Jazz

December 5, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Vocalist Martina DaSilva, perhaps best known as the leader of retro-current purveyors The Ladybugs, teams up with bassist Dan Chmielinski, one of wunderkind pianist Joey Alexander’s stabilizers of choice, for a set of smartly arranged, playfully virtuosic takes on holiday favorites. DaSilva delivers new wrinkles and acrobatics, working with … Read More

REVIEW: Kind of Yule: A Guide to Holiday Jazz/ Martina DaSilva & Dan Chmielinski “A Very Chimytina Christmas” by Bandcamp Daily

December 5, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Daily There’s an intimacy to this that feels like spending an evening with friends—spread out across the living room, enjoying conversation and laughter. Vocal duo Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski, who also plays the bass, fill their debut album with that feeling. They pick a wide assortment of tunes: some old and … Read More

BEST OF 2019: Greg Ward’s ‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’ Among Chicago Tribune’s Best of the Year

December 4, 2019Best of 2019, Press Reel

by Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune The title evokes the rambunctious spirit of saxophonist Ward’s album, but there’s more to this music than just its high-level energy. Ward’s unusual instrumentation, unorthodox sonorities and intricately layered music-making give listeners a great deal to ponder amid all the hyperactive improvisation. Ward’s signature tone on alto – keen and … Read More