REVIEW: Suono (Italy) Reviews Brent Birckhead’s New Release!

April 28, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Daniele Camerlengo, Suono Italian: Nella solitudine nera ed appassita di dignità umana Freddie cade rotolando nel sudiciume d’altri che sporca senza lasciare scampo, una storia lugubre ed immersa ancora nella foschia del discernimento, un susseguirsi di immagini e stati emotivi rappresentati dal suono sacro ed emozionale del sassofono di Brent Birckhead nella Suite 187, meraviglia compositiva del lavoro … Read More

SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE: Andrew Gilbert Previews Ben Winkelman’s Shows at Black Cat

April 25, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Classical Voice Ben Winkelman Trio | April 30–May 1 I wasn’t familiar with Australian-reared, New York pianist Ben Winkelman until receiving a copy of his recently released fifth album Balance (OA2 Records), which left me determined to catch him in performance. A startlingly impressive trio session focusing on his original tunes, the album brims with … Read More

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Jazz, Blues and Folk: Fred Taylor Scholarship Concert f/ Grace Kelly, Livingston Taylor, James Montgomery on June 19th!

April 19, 2019Event Announcement, Press Reel, Press Releases

A Night of Jazz, Blues and Folk at the Coolidge: Grace Kelly, Livingston Taylor and James Montgomery Anchor Second Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert, Produced by Pazz Productions in Brookline, MA on June 19th at Coolidge Corner Theater Pazz Productions and the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund is pleased to present an Evening of Jazz, … Read More

PASTE: 12 Women Influencing the Future of Jazz – Featuring Brandee Younger, Grace Kelly & Ellen Rowe!

April 18, 2019Features, Press Reel

Bill Milkowski, Paste Magazine  Brandee Younger, Soul Awakening (brandeeyounger.com) Photo by Erin O’Brien The classically trained harpist and fearless improviser follows in the footsteps of jazz harpist pioneers Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane on her beautifully crafted fourth release as a leader while showing some decidedly modernist twists along the way. The stirring opener, “Soulris,” composed by … Read More