VIDEO PREMIERE: NextBop Premiere’s Emma Frank’s “Best Friend”

February 13, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

Sébastien Hélary, NextBop Vocalist Emma Frank brings genuine peacefulness and transparent honesty to everything she touches including her newest opus, Ocean Av, slated for a February 16th release on Brooklyn-based Susan Records. Joining Frank on her third studio album are pianist Aaron Parks, drummer Jim Black, bassist Rick Rosato and guitarist Franky Rousseau with guest appearances … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Both of Meg Okura’s Upcoming Releases “NPO Trio: Live at The Stone” & “IMA IMA”

February 13, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Название трио, сыгравшего эту программу в нью-йоркском клубе «Стоун» в апреле 2016 года, – это первые буквы фамилий его участников – живущей в Нью-Йорке японской скрипачки Мег Окура, ее супруга, американского сопрано-саксофониста Сэма Ньюсома и французского пианиста Жана-Мишеля Пилца. Все трое – музыканты-универсалы высочайшего класса, которые могут исполнять музыку любой стилистики, … Read More

All About Jazz Features 3 of LLP’s Female Vocalists: Kristina Koller, Kathy Kosins & Kelly Green

February 11, 2018Features, Reviews

 C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz Kristina Koller Perception Self Produced 2017 Youthful enthusiasm characterizes New York state-native Kristina Koller‘s debut recording Perception. The specs for this auspicious debut include an even dozen selections: eight standards and four originals. This far, Perception begins like a legion of well-intentioned releases by young artists. But, Koller’s offering takes a hard turn … Read More

Spanish Harlem Orchestra Announce the Release of “Anniversary”

February 9, 2018Special Announcement

GRAMMY® Award Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra Celebrates 15 Years with New Studio Album Anniversary, Due out April 16, 2018 on ArtistShare. In celebration of their 15-year anniversary, 2x GRAMMY® Award winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra is proud to announce the release of their aptly titled sixth album Anniversary due out on April 16th on ArtistShare. On … Read More

Visionary Violinist and Composer Meg Okura To Release Two Albums this Spring: “NPO Trio Live at The Stone” and “IMA IMA”

February 5, 2018Special Announcement

   Visionary Violinist and Composer Meg Okura To Release Two Albums this Spring: NPO Trio Live at The Stone and IMA IMA “…breathtaking…shivers of emotion down the spine…flawless technique… Okura has established herself as a complete musician and a major one.” – Raul da Gama, All About Jazz New York, New York — Established violinist and composer Meg Okura ushers … Read More