Jazz Weekly Reviews The Dan Wilkins Ensemble ‘Jnana-Vijnana (Awake)’

February 28, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly The team of Dan Wilkins/ts, Mike Bono-Vaughn Stoffey/g, Dave Lantz-Kevin Bernstein/p-key, Daryl Johns/b, Patrick McGee/ss and Jimmy Macbride/dr focus on sounds and moods that are pastoral and for the most part genteel on a satisfyingly soft session. The one blip of “Unravelled” features a bit of cacophony and chaos, but … Read More

LargeUp Premiere: Stream Zane Rodulfo’s “Pathways” EP

February 25, 2016Features

By Rian Nurse, Large Up Caribbean jazz is enjoying a burgeoning Renaissance buttressed by young, up-and-coming talent as well as a growing demand for alternatives to seasonal festival music. The St. Lucia Jazz Festival celebrates its 25th edition this April through May, and Tobago Jazz, also in April, has become a marked event on the … Read More

Shunzo Ohno Presents ReNew at Symphony Space, April 1

February 23, 2016Event Announcement

Shunzo Ohno presents ReNew on Friday, April 1, at 7:00 at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025. Tickets, which range $25-35, are available now by visiting www.symphonyspace.org or by calling 212-864-5400. Shunzo Ohno, one of the most versatile and influential trumpeters in modern jazz, presents … Read More

Jackie Gage is WOMAN OF THE MONTH on Model Behaviors!

February 19, 2016Features

WOMAN OF THE MONTH: JACKIE GAGE Our Woman of the Month for February is Jackie Gage! She’s a singer with a velvety rich voice, a musician who mixes elements of soul, jazz, and R&B, and a woman who believes wholeheartedly in her art and, most importantly, herself. She recently relocated from the Bay Area to … Read More

Beautiful spread in Jazziz for Josh Shpak’s debut ‘Astatic’

February 17, 2016Reviews

by Sascha Feinstein, Jazziz This debut by Josh Shpak, a trumpet and flugelhorn player who’s in his early 20s, seems longer than 33 minutes. Layered and evocative, Shpak’s arrangements of these six originals – five of them his own – guide his ensemble across varied terrain; this is anything but a classic blowing session. With … Read More

“Pushing The Paths Of Modern Jazz Forward” feature on bamalovesoul.com

February 15, 2016Features

by Rahdu Mahdi Over the past decade-plus, the on-going surge of live jazz & instrumentation has gradually made its’ presence both heard & felt within the pulse of contemporary music in the urban fold. Artists such as Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spaulding & Robert Glasper have really re-energized the appetite for the listeners’ ears of today … Read More

Jazz Quad reviews Brandee Younger’s ‘Wax & Wane’

February 13, 2016Reviews

Brandee Younger – Wax & Wane Арфа – инструмент древний, но сравнительно редко попадающий в эпицентр внимания публики – это касается как академической музыки, так и джаза. Арфу, по крайней мере в ее классическом варианте, считают преимущественно женским инструментом – и это справедливо как для академической музыки, так и для джаза. До сих пор репутация … Read More

ZCO/DANCEPROJECT, “Progression”, Symphony Space, NYC, March 15

February 12, 2016Event Announcement

ZCO/DANCEPROJECT presents ‘Progression’ on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased online by visiting www.symphonyspace.org or by calling (212) 864-5400. ‘Progression’, ZCO/DANCEPROJECT’s inaugural performance of 2016, is meant to … Read More