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

Ray Zepeda & The Bakersfield New Music Collective Celebrates Milton Babbitt at 100

January 17, 2017Event Announcement

Ray Zepeda & The Bakersfield New Music Collective Celebrates Milton Babbitt at 100 at The Mark Restaurant & Lounge, Bakersfield “Re-Imagining Milton Babbitt: A Centennial Celebration for an Exceptional American” January 31st 2017 The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop, led by CEO, Steve Eisen is proud to present LA based saxophonist and flutist, Ray Zepeda alongside new-music … Read More

Thinkin’ Big set to Return to Club Oberon with Valentine’s Themed Show: “Let’s Fall in Love: Thinkin’ Big Plays Sinatra” 2/9

January 14, 2017Event Announcement

“Let’s Fall in Love: Thinkin’ Big Plays Sinatra” February 9th 2017 With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Club Oberon, located at 2 Arrow Street, Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA is proud to present “Let’s Fall in Love: Thinkin’ Big Plays Sinatra” on Thursday, February 9th at 8pm (Doors: 7pm). Thinkin’ Big, who recapture the golden … Read More

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

January 13, 2017Reviews

Sammy Stein, Jazz in Europe Mike Casey has been making waves in the jazz scene for some time now and his new album ‘ The Sound Of Surprise: Live at The Side Door’ is a gem. Recorded live in one of Mike’s favourite venues, in Connecticut, the CD captures the effervescence of Mike’s talent – … Read More