SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE: Andrew Gilbert Previews Ben Winkelman’s Shows at Black Cat

April 25, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Classical Voice Ben Winkelman Trio | April 30–May 1 I wasn’t familiar with Australian-reared, New York pianist Ben Winkelman until receiving a copy of his recently released fifth album Balance (OA2 Records), which left me determined to catch him in performance. A startlingly impressive trio session focusing on his original tunes, the album brims with … Read More

CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Jazz, Blues and Folk: Fred Taylor Scholarship Concert f/ Grace Kelly, Livingston Taylor, James Montgomery on June 19th!

April 19, 2019Event Announcement, Press Reel, Press Releases

A Night of Jazz, Blues and Folk at the Coolidge: Grace Kelly, Livingston Taylor and James Montgomery Anchor Second Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert, Produced by Pazz Productions in Brookline, MA on June 19th at Coolidge Corner Theater Pazz Productions and the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund is pleased to present an Evening of Jazz, … Read More

PASTE: 12 Women Influencing the Future of Jazz – Featuring Brandee Younger, Grace Kelly & Ellen Rowe!

April 18, 2019Features, Press Reel

Bill Milkowski, Paste Magazine  Brandee Younger, Soul Awakening ( Photo by Erin O’Brien The classically trained harpist and fearless improviser follows in the footsteps of jazz harpist pioneers Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane on her beautifully crafted fourth release as a leader while showing some decidedly modernist twists along the way. The stirring opener, “Soulris,” composed by … Read More

NEW JAZZ ADDS: WTJU includes Ben Winkelman’s “Balance”

April 16, 2019Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

Dave Rogers, WTJU Ben Winkelman Trio – Balance (OA2): Pianist/composer Ben Winkelman offers his fifth release and it is quite fine. He states the he was been “developing a concept for piano trio that seeks an elusive balance between composition and improvisation, structure and spontaneity, ideas and emotions….looking for ways to feature the three instruments, not only as … Read More

INTERVIEW: Brandee Younger Interviewed by Jazziz + Track Premiere

April 16, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz  Genre-defying harpist Brandee Younger’s fourth album, Soul Awakening, is a collection of eight unearthed gems surfacing years after they were originally recorded, that blend freewheeling improvisation and spiritual jazz with classical and experimental music. Produced by acclaimed bassist Dezron Douglas and featuring such first-rate musicians as saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Antoine Roney, … Read More