Latin Jazz Corner Features Hiromi Suda’s “Nagi”

April 14, 2017Features

by Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner Vocalist Hiromi Suda has found something that many jazz musicians spend years talking about but never capturing – a true cross cultural musical blend that digs deep into diverse musical territories. Growing up in Japan, Suda spent time learning the basics of her craft in her musical family while … Read More

Step Tempest Reviews Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse”

April 14, 2017Reviews

by Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Music and poetry are often intertwined; whether it’s through the turn of the lyrical phrase or the message of the verse, poetry has a rhythm that speaks to many people. Trumpeter and composer Matt Holman was introduced to the Greek poet Sappho (630-550 B.C) by his wife in the early … Read More

The Baylor Project Covered in the Temple News

April 11, 2017Features

Former lacrosse player and husband make music: ‘This is what we were born to do’ Former lacrosse player Jean Baylor and her husband Marcus released their album in February. by Evan Easterling, Temple News Former lacrosse player Jean Baylor and her husband Marcus make music together. COURTESY DENEKA PENISTON Jean Baylor graduated from Temple in … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

April 9, 2017Reviews

Troy Dostert, All About Jazz Since his first album as a leader in 1990, guitarist Mark Whitfield has been simultaneously pulled in two directions. Early on, many dubbed him the heir-apparent to George Benson, and on his first several records he offered plenty of evidence to support this assessment with his smooth, laid-back sound and … Read More

Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse” Receives a 4.5 Star Review from All About Jazz

April 8, 2017Reviews

Matthew Acquiline, All About Jazz New York City-based trumpeter and composer Matt Holman cut his teeth performing and recording with distinguished musicians such as Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society before displaying his personal aesthetic of atmospheric chamber jazz with his debut album When Flooded in 2013. More recently, Holman found … Read More

Vocalist Kathy Kosins to Appear at Catalina in Hollywood June 8th

April 7, 2017Event Announcement

Esteemed vocalist Kathy Kosins Previews New Album “Uncovered Soul” On Thursday, June 8th at Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins, who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul, is thrilled to debut at Catalina Bar & Grill, … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews Mike Casey’s “The Sound of Surprise”

April 5, 2017Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Mike Casey plays alto and tenor sax along with the Spartan and free support of Corey Garcia/dr and Matt Dwonszyk/b for a mix of originals and post bop covers. The rhythm team has fun on “Mack The Knife”  while the drummer bears down hard to create a groove for Casey’s … Read More

Jazz da Gama Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

April 5, 2017Reviews

Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama After fourteen celebrated albums, Mark Whitfield has been considered at the top of his game for a very long time; a true acolyte of his great teacher, George Benson. Most followers and even other Jazz music cognoscenti seem to recall each of his albums. But just so we never … Read More

Acquarian Weekly Reviews Gianni Bianchini’s Debut Album “Type I”

April 5, 2017Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Acquarian Weekly Mad props to vocalist/pianist Gianni Bianchini on his beautiful self-released Type I where he admits “I’m Old Fashioned.” That he is. He sticks out like a 2017 sore thumb with his nostalgic cabaret flair on tunes like “A Foggy Day” (1937), “Time After Time” (1947), “My Romance” (1962) and nine more … Read More