The Jazz Disturbance with Cheryl K. Interviews Jeff Siegel

January 21, 2017Radio/Podcasts

The Jazz Disturbance: Jeff “Siege” Siegel Hosted by Cheryl K. An interview with Hudson-Valley based drummer and composer Jeff “Seige” Siegel live in the Hudson studio. The interview centers on his new release “King of Xhosa” that will be celebrated at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale, NY on Saturday, January 21 at 8pm and his … Read More

Trumpeter/Composer Matt Holman to Release “The Tenth Muse” on New Focus Recordings 4/7/17

January 18, 2017Special Announcement

Trumpet Player/Composer Matt Holman Finds Inspiration in Ancient Greek Poetry for Ethereal Modern Chamber Jazz Compositions The Tenth Muse features Sam Sadigursky, Chris Dingman and Bobby Avey playing music based on the fragmentary, achingly familiar love poetry of Sappho At a time when our world seems to be plagued by divisiveness, it can be comforting … Read More

Ray Zepeda & The Bakersfield New Music Collective Celebrates Milton Babbitt at 100

January 17, 2017Event Announcement

Ray Zepeda & The Bakersfield New Music Collective Celebrates Milton Babbitt at 100 at The Mark Restaurant & Lounge, Bakersfield “Re-Imagining Milton Babbitt: A Centennial Celebration for an Exceptional American” January 31st 2017 The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop, led by CEO, Steve Eisen is proud to present LA based saxophonist and flutist, Ray Zepeda alongside new-music … Read More

Thinkin’ Big set to Return to Club Oberon with Valentine’s Themed Show: “Let’s Fall in Love: Thinkin’ Big Plays Sinatra” 2/9

January 14, 2017Event Announcement

“Let’s Fall in Love: Thinkin’ Big Plays Sinatra” February 9th 2017 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Club Oberon, located at 2 Arrow Street, Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA is proud to present “Let’s Fall in Love: Thinkin’ Big Plays Sinatra” on Thursday, February 9th at 8pm (Doors: 7pm). Thinkin’ Big, who recapture the golden … Read More

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

January 13, 2017Reviews

Sammy Stein, Jazz in Europe Mike Casey has been making waves in the jazz scene for some time now and his new album ‘ The Sound Of Surprise: Live at The Side Door’ is a gem. Recorded live in one of Mike’s favourite venues, in Connecticut, the CD captures the effervescence of Mike’s talent – … Read More

Vocalist/Pianist Gianni Bianchini To Release Debut Album ‘Type I’ February 21, 2017

January 12, 2017Special Announcement

Featuring highly-esteemed, NEA Jazz Master percussionist Jason Marsalis Respected jazz pianist, vocalist and organist Gianni Bianchini proudly announces the February 21 release of his highly-anticipated, debut album, ‘Type I’. Recorded in Austin, Texas, Gianni enlisted the esteemed stylings of NEA Jazz Master Jason Marsalis along with drummer Brandon Guerra and bassist Richard Mikel. In addition … Read More

Singer-songwriter Hiromi Suda to release third album “Nagi” on Blujazz, March 7, 2017

January 11, 2017Special Announcement

“Suda’s uniquely clear, unaffected voice glides, honoring the lines and emphases that characterize Brazilian jazz…There are subtle tilts in new kindred directions… as Japanese folk inflections are woven with contemporary swing edges.”—Katie Bull, NYC Jazz Record Blujazz proudly announces the March 7 release of “Nagi”, the third album from singer-songwriter-composer Hiromi Suda. “Nagi” is the … Read More

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