TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: International Jazz Icon Igor Butman Announces 2020 Winter Tour of the United States

December 19, 2019Event Announcement, Press Releases

International Jazz Icon Igor Butman Announces 2020 Winter Tour of the United States Featuring Evgeny Pobozhly, winner of the 2019 Herbie Hancock Guitar Competition And Oleg Akkuratov, runner up of the 2018 Sarah Vaughn Vocal Competition Appearances include New York, Baltimore, Miami, Chicago, Boston and Ann Arbor  “Mr. Butman is a steamroller of a saxophonist, … Read More

REVIEW: Martina DaSilva & Dan Chmielinski – Jazz Weekly

December 18, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Indie-voiced Martina DaSilva teams up with bassist Dan Chmielinski and a handful of rotating guests on this bohemian sounding collection of Natal tunes. Hip bass and vibes make for a nice “My Favorite Things” and Lucas Pino’s tenor bops to “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Chmielinski’s bass carries … Read More

Jazz News: Powerhouse Jazz Artist Manager Gail Boyd Elected President of NAPAMA 

December 18, 2019Press Releases, Special Announcement

Powerhouse Jazz Artist Manager Gail Boyd Elected President of NAPAMA  New York, New York — Gail Boyd, Founding President of Gail Boyd Artist Management, has been elected as President of North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA). Boyd’s appointment is particularly momentous as she is the first African American woman to step into this … Read More

Catherine Russell’s ALONE TOGETHER Celebrates GRAMMY Nod and a Year of Accolades

December 17, 2019Best of 2019, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Catherine Russell’s Alone Together – A Year of Accolades – Currently GRAMMY ® Nominated For Best Jazz Vocal Album “Alone Together” Voted Best of The Year by Gene Seymour, Scott Yanow, Michael Bailey and Downbeat Magazine *Read about Catherine in the December Issue of JazzTimes here!* *Catherine Russell sings “Merry Christmas Baby”  with Jazz at Lincoln … Read More

REVIEW: La Tanya Hall Reviewed by Cleveland Classical

December 15, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Mike Telin, Cleveland Classical If a singer has a beautiful voice, yet doesn’t deliver the lyrics like they’re talking to you, your attention will only be held for so long. But when vocalist La Tanya Hall sings the opening line to the Nat Adderley classic All you need to say, you just want to shout out, ‘that’s … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Mike Bond Announces Debut Album “The Honorable Ones”, due out February 21

December 13, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Pianist Mike Bond Announces Debut Album “The Honorable Ones”, due out February 21 Bounce Castle Records, the imprint of pianist-composer Mike Bond, is proud to announce the release of The Honorable Ones on February 21st, 2020. For the occasion, Bond, who composed and arranged 10 of the 12 songs, assembles a multi-generational unit of New York-based first-callers, … Read More

REVIEW: All About Jazz Awards 4.5 Stars to Matt Ulery’s “Delicate Charms”

December 12, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz Coming on the heels of 2019’s outstanding trio outing Wonderment (Woolgathering Records) with violinist Zach Brock and drummer Jon Deitemyer, Delicate Charms is a four and a half star recording if ever one was. And it begins with a classical air, an almost chambered hush into which rush those last minute arrivals, each their own player … Read More