INTERVIEW/REVIEW: Brandee Younger Featured on Textura

June 7, 2019Features, Press Reel, Reviews

Five Questions with Brandee Younger by Ron Schepper, Texutra FIVE QUESTIONS WITH BRANDEE YOUNGER Currently promoting her latest release Soul Awakening, Brandee Younger brings a wealth of experience to any project with which she’s involved, jazz-related or otherwise. Though the classically trained, New York-based harpist has graced classical concert stages and performed with an array of … Read More

Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet featuring Feya Faku Embarks on Tour of South Africa and Eswatini

June 6, 2019Event Announcement, Press Releases

June 17th through July 2nd in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Soweto, and Makhanda, South Africa and Mbabane, Ezulwini Eswatini! A veteran of the New York jazz scene, consummate drummer and educator Jeff “Siege” Siegel is proud to announce the Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet featuring Feya Faku Summer 2019 tour of South Africa and Eswatini.  From June 17th … Read More

EDITOR’S PICK: Downbeat Reviews Sam Newsome’s ” Chaos Theory: Song Cycles for Prepared Saxophone”

June 6, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

J.D. Considine, Downbeat In the seven decades since John Cage’s “Sonatas And Interludes” instructed pianists to “prepare” their instrument by placing screws, coins, pencils and other objects on the instrumnent’s strings, prepared piano has become a common enough concept that it even has leaked into the realm of rock music. By contrast, Sam Newsome’s prepared … Read More

Grace Kelly’s “Feels Like Home” Wins 2018 John Lennon Award

June 6, 2019Press Releases, Special Announcement

Original vocal composition in the Country genre is now a finalist for Song of the Year and the $20,000 Grand Prize in the prestigious international songwriting competition Acclaimed saxophone-singer-composer-bandleader Grace Kelly is celebrating her 27th birthday this year with a major nod from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC), the preeminent international competition open to … Read More

OUT TODAY: Lauren Desberg’s Third Album, “Out For Delivery”

June 5, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Genre-defying songstress Lauren Desberg is proud to release her third album Out For Delivery. Produced by Drew Ofthe Drew and Will Wells, Out For Delivery is brought to fruition by some of today’s leading contemporary jazz musicians: saxophonist Braxton Cook, pianist Kris Bowers, drummer Jonathan Barber, guitarist Andrew Renfroe and electric/acoustic bassists, Ben Shepherd and … Read More