TRACK PREMIERE: AFROPUNK Premieres Freelance’s “Your Love”

April 19, 2018Features, Premiere

Sound Check, AFROPUNK PREMIERE: ECLECTIC JAZZ GROUP FREELANCE RELEASES PASSIONATE LOVE LETTER TO THE AFRICAN DIASPORA Amongst all the noise of today is Revive Music’s FREELANCE “Your Love”. The song is a visceral melting pot that tells the story of a romantic courtship that leads to a journey through the African diaspora. With melodic conventions, … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Guitarist Flavio Silva’s “Break Free” w/ Seamus Blake & James Francies – Due Out June 1, 2018

April 18, 2018Special Announcement

Brazilian guitarist and composer Flavio Silva is proud to announce the Friday, June 1st release of his sophomore album Break Free. Featuring a talented line-up including saxophonist Seamus Blake, bassist Alex “Apolo” Ayala, drummer Curtis Nowosad, pianist James Francies and vocalist Michael Mayo, Break Free  is a call for love, hope and justice through music. … Read More

The Mercury News Previews Kelly Green’s Bay Area Dates

April 18, 2018Features, Reviews

Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News Vocalist and pianist Kelly Green makes a powerful first impression. Since landing in the New York jazz scene a few years ago she’s earned the admiration of heavyweights like bassist Christian McBride and vibraphonist Steve Nelson, who both perform on her impressive debut album “Life Rearranged.” Accompanying herself with harmonic … Read More

Jazz da Gama Reviews Jorginho Neto Collective’s “Harlem”

April 13, 2018Features, Reviews

Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama There are deep, allegorical overtones in Harlem by the powerful Jorginho Neto Collective. This is an album that begins on a prophetic note, with an appropriately in the soaring crescendo of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic speech popularly known by the seminal phrase: “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” Reverend King spoke … Read More

All About Jazz Features Keri Johnsrud & Kevin Bales’ Latest Release “Beyond the Neighborhodd: The Music of Fred Rogers”

April 13, 2018Features, Reviews

Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Beyond The Neighborhood is something special. This CD consists of songs written for the beloved children’s show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, by its star and producer, Fred Rogers. In the hands of pianist Kevin Bales and vocalist Keri Johnsrud this music translates very well into a jazz setting. Rogers’ songs with their messages about self-confidence, friendship … Read More

Nextbop Premieres Sharel Cassity’s Latest Single “Be The Change”

April 12, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

Sébastien Hélary, Nextbop Composer and saxophonist Sharel Cassity released her fourth album as a leader last week on Relsha Music. Evolve sees the introduction of Cassity’s new band Elektra comprised of trumpeters Ingrid Jensen, Marcus Printup and Freddie Hendrix, bassist Linda Oh, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianists Miki Hayama and Richard Johnson, vocalist Christie Dashiell, drummers Jonathan Barber … Read More