FEATURE: The Curtis Brothers – Live From Scullers / WGBH

March 9, 2020Features, Press Reel

By WGBH The Curtis Brothers grew up in Winsor, Connecticut. These gentlemen studied in Boston at the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. Zaccai and Luques perform with many of the grand musicians and bands of jazz such as Donald Harrison, Eddie Palmeiri and Cindy Blackman Santana. Listen to this feature here.  

REVIEW: Jane Monheit At Birdland / Cabaret Scenes

March 9, 2020Birdland, Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Is Jane Monheit a jazz singer or is she a cabaret singer? She meshed both identities together marvelously in her latest show at Birdland. Monheit brought a unique interpretation to every song, making each selection from the Great American Songbook feel new and delightfully different. She is a true jazz … Read More

REVIEW: Clark Sommer’s Peninsula Reviewed by DownBeat

March 9, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Dave Cantor, DownBeat A bassist equally comfortable backing up vocalist Kurt Elling as he is occasionally performing alongside some of Chicago’s avant crowd and helming his groovier ensemble Lens, Clark Sommers coats post-bop with a veneer of 21st-century exceptionalism and adventure on Peninsula. Full review here.  

REVIEW: All About Jazz Includes Andrea Brachfeld in ‘Five Artists: February 2020’ Round-up!

March 7, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

C. Michael Bailey, All About The flute as the lead instrument in any jazz combo relies on an empathic and sensitive rhythm section that will not overpower the wind instrument’s delicate voice (Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson notwithstanding). Flautist Andrea Brachfeld happens upon a dandy rhythm section in pianist Bill O’Connell, bassist Harvie S and drummers Jason … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Leslie Beukelman’s ‘Golden Daffodil’ due out 4/21 on Woolgathering Records

March 6, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Leslie Beukelman’s Golden Daffodil is out April 21 on Woolgathering Records Woolgathering Records, the independent label and direct-to-artist web store under the direction of bassist/composer Matt Ulery expands its catalogue with its first vocal release: Golden Daffodil by Chicago-based vocalist Leslie Beukelman. To be released on digital and CD on April 21, Golden Daffodil features … Read More

NEW RELEASE: 3x GRAMMY® Award Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra to release THE LATIN JAZZ PROJECT on May 22nd via Artist Share

March 5, 2020New Release, Press Releases

3x GRAMMY® Award Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra to Release First Latin Jazz Album, The Latin Jazz Project, on May 22, 2020 on ArtistShare Multi-GRAMMY® Award Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra expands their repertoire with the release of The Latin Jazz Project, due out on ArtistShare on May 22, 2020. After flashing glimpses of their Latin Jazz … Read More