Modern Drummer Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

April 27, 2017Reviews

Robin Tolleson, Modern Drummer A former Yellowjacket and his creative/life partner drop a funky and finely detailed collection that isn’t shy to show a little tenderness or to head down lots of creative avenues. As the album-opening “Block Party” heats up into a joyous gospel jump, Marcus Baylor romps all around the handclaps, then solos … Read More

Brandee Younger Announces May Tour Dates in NY, OH, GA

April 24, 2017Event Announcement

Brandee Younger Announces May Tour Dates In New York, Ohio, & Georgia “No harpist thus far has been more capable of combining all of the modern harp traditions—from Salzedo, through Dorothy Ashby, through Alice Coltrane—with such strength, grace and commitment.” -Ravi Coltrane (The New York Times) Genre-defying jazz harpist, Brandee Younger proudly announces her multi-city … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Alex Wintz’s “LifeCycle”

April 22, 2017Reviews

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Life cycles mark and determine how we develop, where we travel, and why we arrive and thrive in different places, figuratively and literally, at any given time. That’s the point that guitarist Alex Wintz’s music makes here, as this project takes its cues from the larger natural theme while … Read More

Stereogum Features Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse”

April 21, 2017Features

Phil Freeman, Stereogum This is a weird, arty, chamber jazz project that winds up displaying more guts than you might think it would. Matt Holman is a trumpeter, joined here by Sam Sadigursky on various instruments (soprano saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, and alto flute), Chris Dingman on vibraphone, and Bobby Avey on piano. No … Read More

Steve Bilodeau Announces the Release of his Third Album “The Sun Through the Rain” 06/06

April 21, 2017Special Announcement

Esteemed guitarist Steve Bilodeau proudly announces the June 6th release of his third, and arguably his most creative album to date: “The Sun Though the Rain”. Featuring saxophonist Richard Garcia and drummer Dor Herskovits. “The Sun Through the Rain” is an album of spontaneous improvisations spanning a wide range of sonic landscapes: from the calm … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Alex Wintz’s Debut Album “Life Cycle”

April 20, 2017Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Alex Wintz is an emergent young guitarist whose musical approach has been requested for ambitious projects led by Etienne Charles, Nick Finzer, Ben Williams, and Lucas Pino. With them, Wintz has developed a solid maturity that is now passed to Life Cycle, his … Read More

NYBG Presents Summer Concert Series: JAZZ & CHIHULY

April 20, 2017Event Announcement

NYBG Presents Summer Concert Series: JAZZ & CHIHULY Evenings Showcase Dynamic Jazz Talent and a Dazzling Exhibition of Color, Light, and Form Fridays, June 16, July 14, and August 18 Bronx, NY—The NYBG Summer Concert Series: JAZZ & CHIHULY will showcase today’s dynamic jazz talent and spectacularly illuminated works by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. With The New … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews Alex Wintz’s “Life Cycle”

April 19, 2017Features, Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record A smart, rising jazz guitarist that knows how to pick the right pals and give them room to do their thing checks in with a sizzling, straight ahead date that was made for letting listening to it be your prime directive.  Swinging and full blooded throughout, this is a zesty set … Read More

Textura Reviews “The Tenth Muse”

April 19, 2017Reviews

By Ron Schepper, Textura  For his sophomore album The Tenth Muse, New York City-based trumpeter Matt Holman drew for inspiration from the Ancient Greek poetry of Sappho (as translated by Anne Carson). Interestingly, he was introduced to the poet’s work by his wife when they were courting and found himself immediately enthralled by the power and … Read More