Beautiful spread in Jazziz for Josh Shpak’s debut ‘Astatic’

February 17, 2016Reviews

by Sascha Feinstein, Jazziz This debut by Josh Shpak, a trumpet and flugelhorn player who’s in his early 20s, seems longer than 33 minutes. Layered and evocative, Shpak’s arrangements of these six originals – five of them his own – guide his ensemble across varied terrain; this is anything but a classic blowing session. With … Read More

“Pushing The Paths Of Modern Jazz Forward” feature on

February 15, 2016Features

by Rahdu Mahdi Over the past decade-plus, the on-going surge of live jazz & instrumentation has gradually made its’ presence both heard & felt within the pulse of contemporary music in the urban fold. Artists such as Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spaulding & Robert Glasper have really re-energized the appetite for the listeners’ ears of today … Read More

Jazz Quad reviews Brandee Younger’s ‘Wax & Wane’

February 13, 2016Reviews

Brandee Younger – Wax & Wane Арфа – инструмент древний, но сравнительно редко попадающий в эпицентр внимания публики – это касается как академической музыки, так и джаза. Арфу, по крайней мере в ее классическом варианте, считают преимущественно женским инструментом – и это справедливо как для академической музыки, так и для джаза. До сих пор репутация … Read More

ZCO/DANCEPROJECT, “Progression”, Symphony Space, NYC, March 15

February 12, 2016Event Announcement

ZCO/DANCEPROJECT presents ‘Progression’ on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased online by visiting or by calling (212) 864-5400. ‘Progression’, ZCO/DANCEPROJECT’s inaugural performance of 2016, is meant to … Read More

Jamie Baum Septet +, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC, 2/26/16

February 12, 2016Event Announcement

The Jamie Baum Septet+, in preparation to record their 4th CD on February 29th and March 1st, will perform all new-to-be-recorded music at the intimate Cornelia Street Cafe on Friday, February 26th. The program of original modern jazz compositions picks up where her last award-winning Sunnyside release In This Life, leaves off. Since it’s formation … Read More

CBC Music First Play: Brandee Younger, Wax and Wane

February 11, 2016Reviews, Special Announcement

First Play: Brandee Younger, Wax and Wane Article posted by Del F. Cowie in First Play Visit the stream here.  Brandee Younger Wax and Wane Stream until Feb. 19 Brandee Younger is an accomplished harpist who balances her classically trained background with an eye on contemporary music. This approach is borne out on Wax and … Read More

Smooth Jazz Daily Reviews ‘Racha S’Miles’

February 9, 2016Reviews

by Woodrow Wilkins, Smooth Jazz Daily Racha Fora is a merging of culture, Japanese improvisation with Brazilian rhythms. Those cultures dig into the database with Racha S’Miles: Racha Fora Tribute to Miles (2015), a celebration of the music of Miles Davis. The group is comprised of Hiroaki Honshuku, flute and EWI; Rikea Ikeda, violin; Mauricio … Read More