Sivan Arbel Reviewed by Woody Wilson

September 12, 2016Reviews

by Woody Wilson, The Jazz Writer International flavor is what Sivan Arbel brings to listeners with Broken Lines (2016). The Israeli born songwriter and vocalist says the music is inspired by people and experiences she has encountered. Performing with Arbel are Shai Portugaly, piano; Nadav Shapira, bass; Yogev Gabay, drums; Ron Warburg, trumpet; Jack Sheehan, alto saxophone; … Read More

Lupa Santiago Receives Four Stars on All About Jazz

September 8, 2016Reviews

by James Nadal, All About Jazz The Brazilian jazz scene has undergone subtle but noticeable changes, as many Brazilian musicians continue to travel, tour, and study abroad, returning with applicable innovative ideas. Expanding beyond the customary bossa and samba boundaries, the music is encompassing global influences with impressive results. Guitarist Lupa Santiago is the embodiment … Read More

Scott Tixier is in this issue of Argonauta Magazine!

September 7, 2016Reviews

by Roberto Binda, Argonauta Magazine Scott Tixier / Cosmic Adventure (Sunnyside records) CD Scott Tixier negli ultimi anni ha raccolto su di se la stima incondizionata di illustri colleghi, da Marcus Miller a Pat Metheny, fino a due icone del violino Jazz come Mark Feldman e Jean-Luc Ponty che senza mezzi termini l’hanno definito il talento … Read More

Scott Tixier Reviewed in Black Grooves

September 1, 2016Reviews

by Allie Martin, Black Grooves Cosmic Adventure marks the second album from French jazz violinist Scott Tixier.  Born in France, and trained in both classical and jazz violin, Tixier relocated to New York City in 2008 and has been busy in the jazz scene there every since.  His performance resume is quite diverse, from Stevie … Read More

Christiane Karam Quintet at Cornelia Street Cafe

August 31, 2016Event Announcement

‘Stories’ Christiane Karam Quintet Cornelia Street Café, NYC Tuesday October 4th, 9:30pm Christiane Karam returns to New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe with her signature blend of Middle Eastern, Balkan and jazz influences. Karam will present a compelling mix of traditional songs, standards, and originals, as well as an exclusive glimpse into her … Read More

Sivan Arbel Reviewed on Jazz Weekly!

August 25, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly  It’s rare these days that you find a vocalist who’s both original and enjoyable. Sivan Arbel will warm your heart on this album, as her flexible yet swinging voice takes you where you want to go and even deper. She’s teamed with Shai Portugaly/p, Nadav Shapira/b, Yogev Gabay/dr, Ron Warbug/tp, … Read More

Scott Tixier Receives Four Stars on All About Jazz

August 17, 2016Reviews

by James Nadal, All About Jazz If there is a French connection in contemporary jazz, it might arguably be the violin. Though the instruments role was explored by American pioneering ensembles, the French players added an innovative approach to improvisation, incorporating more of the European influence. Heralded as a violin trendsetter for the current generation, … Read More

Scott Tixier is Reviewed on Jazz Quad!

August 14, 2016Reviews

by Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Rough Translation: Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty, Didier Lockwood … In this series of brilliant names of French jazz violinist really fits fresh new name: Scott Tixier. The envelope of the second album Cosmic Adventure 30-year-old Frenchman (Tixier was born in 1986 in the town of Montreuil) put the words of his … Read More

Lucid Culture/New York Music Daily Reviews Awakening Orchestra

August 7, 2016Reviews

A Transcendent Big Band Jazz Twinbill with the Awakening Orchestra and Fabian Almazan’s Rhizome by Alan Young, Lucid Culture/New York Music Daily Composer/conductor Kyle Saulnier’s mighty twenty-piece Awakening Orchestra played one of the year’s best concerts last month at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus, on a fantastic doublebill with pianist Fabian Almazan‘s chamber jazz group, Rhizome. Saulnier’s most … Read More