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

Bassist and Composer Matt Ulery Announces 7th album, “Festival” out October 4, 2016 on Woolgathering Records

August 1, 2016Special Announcement

Prolific and earnest bassist/composer, Matt Ulery, helps to spearhead a musical movement of art and beauty emerging out of the vibrant, blossoming scene in Chicago with his 7th album, “Festival.”  Featuring his quintet (Loom) and an expanded 27-piece jazz orchestra (Loom/Large), this major work in three parts will be available on double vinyl, CD, and … Read More

Canadian Jewish News Features Sivan Arbel

July 27, 2016Features

by Ruth Schweitzer, Canadian Jewish News A chance encounter with a stranger on a train in northern Israel gave jazz singer Sivan Arbel her start as a composer. While in her first year at the Rimon School of Music in suburban Tel Aviv, Arbel got into a deep conversation with another passenger who had once been … Read More


July 19, 2016Special Announcement

Pianist JARRETT CHERNER Releases Powerful Trio Album ‘EXPANDING HEART’ on his BaldHill Music label [Street Date: 21 October 2016] Date features (mainly) bassist Jorge Roeder, drummer Jason Burger Cherner back as a leader after two extraordinary releases with collaborative jazz quintet Sketches Baldhill Music proudly presents the October 21 release of ‘Expanding Heart’ presented by pianist … Read More