REVIEW: “The Dream is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron” reviewed by DownBeat

February 21, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Kerilie McDowall, Downbeat Cleveland pianist, composer/arranger and band-leader Tadd Dameron’s importance always has been worth noting, if nothing else for his well-loved compositions “Good Bait” and “Ladybird.”  So it’s certainly odd that there hasn’t been an album devoted to his romantic vocal work, until now. Digging out Dameron’s gems from institutions across America, fellow Clevelander … 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

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Ralph Peterson’s Messenger Legacy to Perform Tonight at Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

February 16, 2019Event Announcement, Press Reel

Jackson Sinnenberg, Capitalbop For the last decade, the D.C. jazz educator and saxophonist Paul Carr has run the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, a celebration of the sort of swinging, straight-ahead jazz that has been traditionally been the region’s jazz calling card. This year’s 10th anniversary incarnation, held this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15-17 at the Hilton … Read More