World Music Report Reviews Rachel Therrien’s “Pensamiento”

March 4, 2017Reviews

by Raul da Gama, World Music Report For the wonderful Québécoise musician Rachel Therrien, stepping out of her comfort zone of her Jazz-inspired quintet, Afro-Colombian music must have been a rather beckoning challenge. But like everything the trumpeter is known to do, she immersed herself in it body and soul. The result is a vivid … Read More

Downbeat Magazine has a Q&A session with Brandee Younger

March 3, 2017Features

by Shannon J. Effinger, Downbeat Jazz harpist Brandee Younger is shining a much-needed light on her long-overlooked instrument. In the process, she’s illuminating a world of jazz harp history. A graduate of The Hartt School of Music, in Hartford, Connecticut, this native New Yorker has become a fixture in the current jazz scene, working with … Read More

Rachel Therrien Reviewed in Goldmine Magazine

February 28, 2017Reviews

by Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine  2017 is shaping of to be “The Year Of The Woman.” Don’t even ask. Just accept it. With that said, let me introduce you to trumpeter/composer/arranger/band leader Rachel Therrien. Her “Pensamiento: Proyecto Columbia” on the Free Run Artists Productions label sizzles and pops like frying bacon in a pan. This … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Mark Whitfield’s Recent Gig at The Django, NYC

February 25, 2017Reviews

by Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Guitarist Mark Whitfield celebrated the release of his latest CD, Grace, at The Django, located under The Roxy Hotel in the heart of Tribeca, NY. The quartet was the same as on the recording; Mark’s two sons, Davis Whitfield on piano/keyboards and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums, and the Japanese … Read More

Goldmine Magazine Features Rachel Therrien’s “Pensamiento”

February 24, 2017Features

by Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine 2017 is shaping of to be “The Year Of The Woman.” Don’t even ask. Just accept it. With that said, let me introduce you to trumpeter/composer/arranger/band leader Rachel Therrien. Her “Pensamiento: Proyecto Columbia” on the Free Run Artists Productions label sizzles and pops like frying bacon in a pan. This … Read More

Willy Rodriguez Quintet To Appear at Smalls 3/23/17

February 22, 2017Event Announcement

The Willy Rodriguez Quintet, featuring drummer Rodriguez with trumpeter Jason Palmer, saxophonist Alec Harper, pianist Carlos Homs and bassist Luques Curtis will be appearing at Smalls Jazz Club,located at 183 West 10th Street in New York, NY on Thursday, March 23rd from 7:30-10:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00. More details can be found online at … Read More

Improvijazzation Nation Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

February 21, 2017Reviews

by Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor – THE BAYLOR PROJECT (THE JOURNEY): Ain’t NUTHIN’ but a party… the lead-in opening track, “Block Party“, most definitely reminds me of black churches I’d been to (way, WAY back in the day), but in only 4 bars, it morphs joyfully into one of the … Read More