The JC Hopkins Biggish Band Presents “Meet Me at Minton’s” 8/2 at the Slipper Room, NYC

May 8, 2017Event Announcement, Special Announcement

The JC Hopkins Biggish Band Presents “Meet Me at Minton’s” Celebration of the album at The Slipper Room, NYC (08/02/2017) Led by the bandleader, songwriter and producer for which it’s named, the JC Hopkins Biggish Band has always been a friend to vocalists –  Nate Chinen, The New York TImes The combination of pianist-bandleader JC … Read More

Jazz da Gama Reviews Mike Casey’s “The Sound of Surprise”

May 4, 2017Reviews

Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama Young virtuosos are not always proof that the future of music is in good hands. Their yammering, often faster than the speed of light to inform us that they have “heard” Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson or Errol Garner; Bird, ‘Trane or Sonny Rollins and taken them to heart. But … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano’s Upcoming Release “Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane”

May 4, 2017Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail We couldn’t have asked for better! Two veterans and top-notch horn masters like Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano playing together the bright music of John Coltrane in the commemoration of his 50th anniversary on Resonance Records. Regardless their different styles, approaches, and timbres, the co-leaders seamlessly adjust their eloquent phrasing and … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews BJ Jansen’s Upcoming Release “Common Ground”

May 4, 2017Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Cincinnati-born B.J. Jansen, a gifted baritone saxophonist and composer with a 20-year career and a flair for traditional jazz, brings together a devoted sextet that allows him to take the vocabulary from the past into modern escapism. His tenth album, Common Ground, symbolizes what he calls of Harlem/Philadelphia connection (due to … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Trio Ciclos “Mobiles: Vol. 1”

May 2, 2017Reviews

James Nadal, All About Jazz In a novel approach to free improvisation, Trio Ciclos, draws from the kinetic art of sculptor Alexander Calder, and composer Earle Brown’s open form style of musical interpretation. Mobiles Vol. 1 , is an adventurous foray into jazz experimentation that allows the listener to float through the creative process as … Read More

Color Lines Features Brandee Younger in their “5 Jazz Artists of Color Making New Music With Healing Power” Article

April 29, 2017Features

Siddhartha Mitter, Color Lines Brandee Younger remembers the time she wished Barack Obama happy birthday on Facebook. “Six people blocked me,” the harp player says. “Two were harpists.” It wasn’t really a surprise. The harp world likes to keep politics out. Once, Younger was offering downloads of a song for Trayvon Martin at a harp … Read More