WTJU Features Mark Whitfield’s “Grace” in its New Jazz Adds

January 11, 2017Features

by Dave Rogers, WTJU Mark Whitfield – Grace (Marksman Productions): Guitarist extraordinaire Mark Whitfield brings out the family for this gift of fire, melody and spirited technique and it truly is a family affair. In addition to dad, the group also includes sons Davis (piano, keys) and Mark, Jr (drums). “Honorary” family member Yasushi Nakamura … Read More

Triptych: Zach Brock, Matt Ulery and Jon Deitemyer To Appear in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins, CO 1/25/2017 – 1/29/2017

January 10, 2017Event Announcement

Triptych: Zach Brock, Matt Ulery and Jon Deitemyer To Appear in Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins, CO 1/25/2017 – 1/29/2017 Grammy-nominated violinist Zach Brock, award-winning composer/bassist Matt Ulery and globally esteemed drummer Jon Deitemyer, will be showcasing their critically acclaimed musical venture, Triptych in Fort Collins, Denver and Boulder, Colorado from Wednesday January 25 through Sunday … Read More

Argonauta Reviews Jeff “Siege” Siegel’s “King of Xhosa”

January 9, 2017Reviews

by Roberto Binda, Argonauta Il nuovo album del quartetto del batteristaJeff “Siege” Siegel rappresenta una partenza col botto per questo 2017 e dimostra la straordinaria vitalità della scena jazzistica newyorkese. “King of the Xhosa” vede al fianco del veterano Siegel (Ron Carter, Dave Douglas, Jack De Johnette) il trombettista sudafricano Feya Faku (Uhadi) e il … Read More

Archaic Pop Features Lupa Santiago and Jonathan Greenstein in their Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2016

January 7, 2017Uncategorized

by Paul Medrano, Archaic Pop Lupa Santiago 4teto & Ed Neumeister “Ubuntu” An unusual combo guitar / trombone that go past Brazilian Jazz to something extra fresh as well as deep and attention catching.   Brazilian guitarist Lupa Santiago, while touring internationally thanks to his already incredible career, meet the great American trombonist Ed Neumeister … Read More

Rachel Therrien Receives a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz

January 7, 2017Reviews

by James Nadal, All About Jazz The music of Colombia is as unique as the geographical layout of the country itself. Having two distinct coastal expanses divided by the Isthmus of Panama, the Caribbean or eastern Atlantic region, and the western Pacific region; each offering a diverse blend of musical styles and rhythms, representing the … Read More

Brandi Disterheft Receives a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz

January 4, 2017Reviews

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz A canvas is often viewed as a neutral starting point, but it needn’t be so. Even a so-called “blank” space can be suffused with certain color(s) before brushstrokes are ever applied, as Brandi Disterheft reminds us. Her fourth album is a trio date painted atop, around, over, and with … Read More

Boston Concert Reviews Features Jarrett Cherner

January 3, 2017Reviews

by Nelson Brill, Boston Concert Reviews Getting to the husk of simple melodies (steeped in the blues and other influences) is also the working palette of another young pianist’s voice on the jazz scene, New England Conservatory graduate Jarrett Cherner, who also plied the Regattabar’s piano in November with his artful partners Matt Aronoff on … Read More

Brandi Disterheft Featured in this Month’s Hot House

January 1, 2017Reviews

By George Kanzler, Hot House The West Coast of the United States and Canada bring us the two women who comprise this Winning Spins. Pianist, composer and Californian Lisa Hilton and Canadian bassist and singer Brandi Disterheft, have forged careers as leaders and soloists on instruments found in the rhythm section. While Lisa has led … Read More