New York City Jazz Record Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

January 28, 2017Reviews

by Ken Dryden, New York City Jazz Record Mark Whitfield’s career took off during the ‘90s as the guitarist found himself in demand as a leader and sideman. Since 2000, he has stayed busy though recording less frequently. His latest CD debuts a new band featuring his sons David and Mark, Jr. on keyboards and … Read More

WBGO Take Five features Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

January 28, 2017Features

Take Five: Hear Norah Jones, Larry Coryell, Matthew Shipp, Mark Whitfield and Jesse Stacken by Nate Chinen, WBGO In this installment of Take Five, our weekly playlist, you’ll find fathers and sons, a couple of farewells, and more than one refurbished jazz standard. We’ll start with one of those, featuring a singer you may know, giving … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel’s “King of Xhosa”

January 27, 2017Reviews

by Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail A freeing intersection of cultures is used as a premise for Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel Quartet’s magnificent album, King of Xhosa. In this recording, Siegel, an experienced drummer, composer, and educator living in Woodstock, New York, welcomes the South African trumpeter Feya Faku and the percussionist Fred Barryhill as his personal … Read More

Harpist Brandee Younger to Appear in Springfield, MA 2.2.17

January 26, 2017Event Announcement

Brandee Younger Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA February 2, 11am In celebration of Black History Month, Springfield Technical Community College, Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to present genre-defying harpist Brandee Younger as part of the Diversity Series on Thursday, February 2 at 11am. The concert will take place at the Scibelli Hall Theater, located at … Read More

Marlbank Reviews Mark Whitfield’s Latest Release “Grace”

January 25, 2017Reviews

by Stephen Graham, Marlbank OK, it is here: release day of Grace (****). Mark Whitfield and the family band, mellow guitar, that impossible dream remains in the Benson stream, from Whitfield and his sons Davis and Mark Jr along with Yasushi Nakamura, on bass, vocals factored in thanks to the guitarist’s cousin Sy Smith the singer reminding me of another talent … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

January 22, 2017Reviews

by Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad The Baylor Project – семейное «предприятие» вокалистки Джин Бейлор и ударника Маркуса Бейлора. Организовали они этот проект в 2013 году и впервые выступили вместе в известном нью-йоркском джазовом клубе Smoke. Вечер с The Baylor Project так понравился публике, что они остались домашним бэндом клуба на весь сезон. С тех пор … Read More

Mark Whitfield on Jazz Tones, WCLK on Sunday, January 22nd

January 21, 2017Radio/Podcasts

by Jay Edwards, Jazz 91.9 WCLK Join me Sunday, January 22 for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. I will be interviewing Guitarist Mark Whitfield. Whitfield is a native of New Jersey who attended Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. After graduation he did not waste anytime launching his … Read More

The Jazz Disturbance with Cheryl K. Interviews Jeff Siegel

January 21, 2017Radio/Podcasts

The Jazz Disturbance: Jeff “Siege” Siegel Hosted by Cheryl K. An interview with Hudson-Valley based drummer and composer Jeff “Seige” Siegel live in the Hudson studio. The interview centers on his new release “King of Xhosa” that will be celebrated at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale, NY on Saturday, January 21 at 8pm and his … Read More

Trumpeter/Composer Matt Holman to Release “The Tenth Muse” on New Focus Recordings 4/7/17

January 18, 2017Special Announcement

Trumpet Player/Composer Matt Holman Finds Inspiration in Ancient Greek Poetry for Ethereal Modern Chamber Jazz Compositions The Tenth Muse features Sam Sadigursky, Chris Dingman and Bobby Avey playing music based on the fragmentary, achingly familiar love poetry of Sappho At a time when our world seems to be plagued by divisiveness, it can be comforting … Read More