NEW RELEASE: Jonathan Barber’s LEGACY HOLDER is out May 15th, 2020

February 29, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead Announce the Release of their Sophomore Album, Legacy Holder Due out May 15, 2020 Release Show: The Jazz Standard, NYC – May 20th Following the highly-acclaimed release of his debut, Vision Ahead (“…a debut album that puts him forward as a clear-eyed and confident bandleader” – Nate Chinen, WBGO) drummer, composer and bandleader Jonathan Barber is proud to … Read More

FEATURE: Elsa Nilsson Band – Seattle Jazz Scene

February 27, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Paul Rauch, Seattle Jazz Scene Elsa Nilsson Band- Tue Mar 17, 8 PM/ Seamonster Elsa Nilsson is a Swedish born, New York based flautist who spent some time in Seattle attending Cornish College of the Arts. She is touring in support of her new release, Hindsight (Bumblebee Collective, 2020), an album of original compositions … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Chicago Yestet’s NOT THERE YET is out March 27th

February 25, 2020New Release, Press Releases

13-Piece Powerhouse the Chicago Yestet Announce Their Third Studio Album, ‘Not There Yet’, Out 3/27 Chicago’s own acclaimed ensemble the Chicago Yestet, is proud to announce the March 27th release of its third album ‘Not There Yet’.  Under the direction of Joel Adams, the 13-piece band presents a stunning, diverse release which addresses the persistent … Read More

INTERVIEW: Q&A With Singer/Writer Robin McKelle By Blues Gr

February 25, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By  Michael Limnios, Blues GR “Musicians have the power and responsibility to educate, encourage change and inspire. With our words and out voice, we have an opportunity to make a difference. Music can make change and changes peoples ideas and mind. It’s so powerful.” Robin McKelle: The Lady & Her Music A savvy songwriter and … Read More

REVIEW: Andrea Brachfeld: Brazilian Whispers Album Review – All About Jazz

February 23, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz While Brazilian Whispers marks Andrea Brachfeld‘s first thorough exploration of the titular stream of sound, you’d never know it from the results. Teaming up with Bill O’Connell, her longtime pianist and sounding board, the veteran flutist, who’s typically engaged in Afro-Cuban affairs or straight ahead suggestions, sounds like she’s … Read More

REVIEW: Dave Liebman: Earth Reviewed by All about Jazz

February 23, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz It’s taken over two tumultuous decades for Dave Liebman to fully realize and execute his poetic, elemental suite. Alongside Pat Metheny,Billy Hart, and Cecil McBee, Water: Giver of Life(Arkadia Jazz, 1997) birthed the the long journey. Teaming with violinist/sound engineer Walter Quintus for 2006’s Air (Finetunes) led to 2016’s … Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 8-Bit Bigband – Jazziz

February 23, 2020Event Announcement, Press Reel

By Matt Micucci, Jazziz 8-Bit Big Band @ Boston’s Berklee Performance Center: The 8-Bit Big Band returns to Boston’s Berklee Performance Center on March 1. This highly acclaimed 33-piece ensemble is directed by Charlie Rosen and presents the bandleader’s original arrangements of some of the world’s most popular video game music. “The crowd reaction when … Read More

PREMIERE: Rachel Therrien’s ‘V For Vena’ – Downbeat

February 23, 2020Premiere, Press Reel

By Downbeat Trumpeter/flugelhornist Rachel Therrien’s collected 15 original compositions for VENA (Bonsaï), which is set for release March 27. “The letter V is significant to me. I was struck by the formation birds make when they migrate; they fly in a perfect ‘V’ onward to their next destination. By flying this way, the birds are … Read More