Troy Dostert, All About Jazz Chicago-based keyboardist Rob Clearfield has long been an active presence in the Windy City jazz scene, working with folks like bassist Matt Ulery, drummer Jon Deitemyer and guitarist Daniel Bruce. Just last year, his appearances on Bruce’s Earthshine (ears&eyes Records) and trumpeter Adam Larson’s Second City (Inner Circle Music) were indicative of Clearfield’s stylistic diversity, proving that he’s … Read More
New York City-based pianist and composer Sam Javitch is proud to announce the April 15th release of his sophomore album as a leader, People and Places. A consummate piano prodigy, Javitch first came to the instrument at age 3 after discovering that he had perfect pitch. A natural improviser, Javitch was drawn to jazz at … Read More
Time Out Composer and producer Andrew Barret Cox presents songs from his ’80s- and ’90s-inspired nightlife musical at Feinstein’s/54 Below. The EDM, pop and rock tunes are getting the live treatment for the very first time with performances from Charlie Mantione, Kelly McIntyre, Merrill Peiffer, Ryan Vona and more.
by Mike Jeffers, Chicago Jazz Magazine On EPISODE 098 of CHICAGO JAZZ THIS WEEK!!! On this episode vocalist Keri Johnsrud stops by to talk about her upcoming CD release show at Winter’s Jazz Club on March 22nd (Thursday)! Her new release is entitled “Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers” features pianist Kevin Bales, Billy Thornton (Bass) & Marlon … Read More
Chris Spector, Midwest Record CHANT NPO TRIO/Live at the Stone: Three diverse jazz pals bring the jazz to Yiddish melodies, and this ain’t noblemen set. Progressive jazz by those with the cops to make it more than noodling, this is classic Sunday afternoon recital music taken toothiest level of the game. Wild stuff for those looking for … Read More
by Steph Cosme, Staccatofy Joanna Wallfisch is a London born singer-song-writer that has crafted a unique sound that combines the lyrics and catchy melodies of pop and folk, with the more technical and colorful sounds of jazz. Wallfisch has a background in classical and jazz music, but chooses to focus on poetic lyricism set to pop/folk … Read More
by Sébastien Hélary, NextBop There is a new energy awakening among a select few jazz musicians, whether explicit as in Marquis Hill’s latest EP Meditation Tape or implicit as in the album covers to Kamasi Washington’s The Epic and Dr. Lonnie Smith’s All In My Mind. Add to the ranks of this enlightened jazz elite, if we shall be so bold as … Read More
The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: February 2018 by Dave Sumner, BandCamp February is typically when the new release schedule starts picking up steam, and 2018 is no exception. The most exciting thing about today’s recommendations is the number of follow-up recordings that either match or exceed the artist’s previous level of excellence. And on that note, … Read More