Midwest Record Reviews Alex Wintz’s “Life Cycle”

April 19, 2017Features, Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record A smart, rising jazz guitarist that knows how to pick the right pals and give them room to do their thing checks in with a sizzling, straight ahead date that was made for letting listening to it be your prime directive.  Swinging and full blooded throughout, this is a zesty set … Read More

Textura Reviews “The Tenth Muse”

April 19, 2017Reviews

By Ron Schepper, Textura  For his sophomore album The Tenth Muse, New York City-based trumpeter Matt Holman drew for inspiration from the Ancient Greek poetry of Sappho (as translated by Anne Carson). Interestingly, he was introduced to the poet’s work by his wife when they were courting and found himself immediately enthralled by the power and … Read More

Latin Jazz Corner Features Hiromi Suda’s “Nagi”

April 14, 2017Features

by Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner Vocalist Hiromi Suda has found something that many jazz musicians spend years talking about but never capturing – a true cross cultural musical blend that digs deep into diverse musical territories. Growing up in Japan, Suda spent time learning the basics of her craft in her musical family while … Read More

Step Tempest Reviews Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse”

April 14, 2017Reviews

by Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Music and poetry are often intertwined; whether it’s through the turn of the lyrical phrase or the message of the verse, poetry has a rhythm that speaks to many people. Trumpeter and composer Matt Holman was introduced to the Greek poet Sappho (630-550 B.C) by his wife in the early … Read More

The Baylor Project Covered in the Temple News

April 11, 2017Features

Former lacrosse player and husband make music: ‘This is what we were born to do’ Former lacrosse player Jean Baylor and her husband Marcus released their album in February. by Evan Easterling, Temple News Former lacrosse player Jean Baylor and her husband Marcus make music together. COURTESY DENEKA PENISTON Jean Baylor graduated from Temple in … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

April 9, 2017Reviews

Troy Dostert, All About Jazz Since his first album as a leader in 1990, guitarist Mark Whitfield has been simultaneously pulled in two directions. Early on, many dubbed him the heir-apparent to George Benson, and on his first several records he offered plenty of evidence to support this assessment with his smooth, laid-back sound and … Read More

Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse” Receives a 4.5 Star Review from All About Jazz

April 8, 2017Reviews

Matthew Acquiline, All About Jazz New York City-based trumpeter and composer Matt Holman cut his teeth performing and recording with distinguished musicians such as Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society before displaying his personal aesthetic of atmospheric chamber jazz with his debut album When Flooded in 2013. More recently, Holman found … Read More

Vocalist Kathy Kosins to Appear at Catalina in Hollywood June 8th

April 7, 2017Event Announcement

Esteemed vocalist Kathy Kosins Previews New Album “Uncovered Soul” On Thursday, June 8th at Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood, CA ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins, who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul, is thrilled to debut at Catalina Bar & Grill, … Read More

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

April 5, 2017Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Mike Casey plays alto and tenor sax along with the Spartan and free support of Corey Garcia/dr and Matt Dwonszyk/b for a mix of originals and post bop covers. The rhythm team has fun on “Mack The Knife”  while the drummer bears down hard to create a groove for Casey’s … Read More