Ben Winkelman Kicks Off His “Balance” Tour!

March 29, 2019Event Announcement, Press Reel, Press Releases

Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Ben Winkelman will be embarking on an extensive spring tour which will take him to Stony Brook NY, Washington DC, Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago, Cleveland OH, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  Winkelman’s Philadelphia show will feature bass player Desmond White and drummer Obed Calvaire and  the remaining dates … Read More

NEW RELEASE/PREMIERE – Josean Jacobo & Tumbao to Release “Cimarrón”

March 29, 2019New Release, Premiere

Josean Jacobo & Tumbao Integrate Afro-Descendant Folkloric Idioms on New Jazz Album, Cimarrón Out May 31, 2019 Stream Lead Single “Mind Reset” on Latin Jazz Network Hailed as “The Ambassador of Afro-Dominican Jazz”, pianist, composer and arranger Josean Jacobo is proud to announce the May 31st release of Cimarrón on E7 Studios–  a 10-track collection of compositions brought … Read More

OUT TODAY: Steve Haines & the Third Floor Orchestra Featuring Becca Stevens (Justin Time Records)

March 29, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Justin Time Records is proud to release bassist, composer and arranger Steve Haines’ new album Steve Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra TODAY! The album features Becca Stevens on vocals, Chad Eby on soprano saxophone, Joey Calderazzo on piano and a full orchestra providing a beautiful sonic backdrop over which Eby’s sax floats and Stevens’ … Read More

PREVIEW: Hot House Features Sivan Arbel Ahead of April 3 Performance at Nublu

March 28, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Stephanie Jones, Hot House Layered performances featuring original compositions, percussive explorations and invitational dance breaks are part of singer-composer Sivan Arbel’s mission to challenge preconceptions and unite a community of artists and listeners. Her lyrics, both in Hebrew and in English, often reflect glimpses into the human condition, and she navigates odd meter sections … Read More

REVIEW: Ellen Rowe Octet’s “Momentum- Portraits of Women in Motion” Reviewed by Shepherd Express

March 28, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Blaine Schultz, Shepherd Express Pianist/composer Ellen Rowe and band offer a CD of challenging, heady and enjoyable jazz. These are musicians at the top of their game, utilizing deep grooves and sophisticated arrangements. The opening cut, “Ain’t I A Woman,” takes a slow powerful momentum and builds to trombone, sax and bass solos. Janelle … Read More

BROADWAY WORLD: John Minnock And Dave Liebman Hit the Stage At Feinstein’s/54 Below

March 28, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

BroadwayWorld On Saturday, March 16th, new-breed vocalist John Minnock joined forces with NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-nominee Dave Liebman to perform selections from “Right Around the Corner”, John’s new album, at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Pianist Enrique Hanenine, bassist Carlos Mena and drummer Pablo Eluchans filled out the ensemble. Minnock’s new “gay ahead jazz album” presents LGBTQ … Read More