Hartford-Trained Musician Brandee Younger Brings Contemporary Edge to Concert Harp – WNPR

March 24, 2016Features

by Owen McNally, WNPR Whether you call it pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box, or just plain bending the rules, the boldly independent harpist and composer Brandee Younger creates a genre-crossing, smart, soulful, freewheeling, happy hybrid of hipness. Ecumenically and elegantly, Younger’s concert harp embraces everything from classical and jazz to funk and hip-hop. … Read More

Who Am I To Stop It features ZCO/DANCEPROJECT!

March 16, 2016Features

ZCO/Dance Project premieres “Progression” and dancing beyond disability by Cheryl Green, whoamitostopit.com Listen to this post:  Back in 2013, you got to meet longtime dancer, actress, model, and disability activist Zazel-Chavah O’Garra when she shared a guest blog about her experience becoming disabled from a brain tumor. That same year, Zazel founded ZCO/Dance Project. Her brain … Read More

Soul&Jazz&Funk Reviews ‘Siren Songs’

March 12, 2016Reviews

Song of the Siren by Bill Bucks, SoulandJazzandFunk Born in California, but now working out of New York City, jazz chanteuse, JACKIE GAGE is already making waves with her debut album ‘Siren Songs’. The nine tracker is a well-thought out mix of standards and originals, given a unity by Jackie’s warm, rich, smooth voice that … Read More

Shunzo Ohno’s ‘ReNew’ reviewed on Midwest Record

March 10, 2016Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record “Free jazz as filtered through smooth jazz, trumpeter Ohno leads his crew of first call jazzbos through a marvelous session that opens the ears and really let’s you feel the emotions that gave rise to several of the compositions. Smart, modern jazz, this is a solid date the slightly adventurous … Read More

From AAJ: Harp Happenings: Brandee Younger And Pacific Harp Project

March 9, 2016Reviews

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Harp happenings are relatively rare in jazz, but they are there. And when two highly agreeable and strikingly different harp-centric affairs appear on your doorstep around the same time, it really makes you stop and take notice of the instrument, its potential, and the players who are moving it … Read More