By Stephen Mosher, Broadway World After more than a decade of collaboration, one would think that jazz singer Lauren Henderson and pianist Sullivan Fortner might have developed some kind of rapport with one another, both personally and professionally. And one would be right. Read the full review here.
By Ron Netsky, Rochester City Newspaper While studying at The New School in New York, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin was already turning heads, playing with jazz icons Clark Terry, Reggie Workman, and Rashied Ali. In recent years, she’s been a go-to player for pop artists like Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and Macy Gray. Read the full … Read More
By Jackson Sinnenberg, CapitalBop The DCJF is partnering with Live From Our Living Rooms, an organization founded by three jazz musicians during the pandemic to organize and produce high-quality live-streamed music events. Read the full article here.
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly The famed Brecker Brothers of trumpeter Randy and tenor saxist Michael fame are caught at a July 1980 gig in Hamburg, Germany, on the heels of there then-recent release Détente. Read the full review here.
MULTI-GRAMMY-WINNING SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA EXPANDS WITH NEW IN-HOUSE BOOKING AGENCY OVATION The Spanish Harlem Orchestra, under the direction of Oscar Hernandez, has always taken pride in putting forth the gold standard of excellence as the premier all-star Salsa band and world-class Latin jazz ensemble. As a way of expanding on this and elevating their output, … Read More
Live From Our Living Rooms Creative Summit and Fundraiser Runs July 1 – July 12 Featuring workshops, webinars, and performances with over 100 jazz icons Proceeds will provide emergency relief to US-based musicians whose freelance careers have been impacted by COVID-19. Presented by musicians Sirintip, Thana Alexa and Owen Broder The creative world is reeling in the wake of the … Read More
Master Saxophonist, Composer and Educator Dave Pietro Releases Exciting New Album, Hypersphere, Out August 7, 2020 On ArtistShare Luminary Saxophonist, Composer and Music Educator Dave Pietro is excited to announce the upcoming release of his new album Hypersphere on ArtistShare. Out August 7th, Hypersphere pulls from a multitude of different idioms within the jazz … Read More
By JazzTimes Having had considerable success with their New York-focused festival in April, the team of artists-turned-impresarios known as Live from Our Living Rooms is expanding beyond the five boroughs and partnering with the DC Jazz Festival (whose June programming was pre-empted by the coronavirus pandemic) for a nine-day online jazz event. “DC JazzFest from … Read More
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! There are plenty of free jazz, improvisational ensembles that are doing great explorative work yet some, at least for many listeners, are just not quite accessible enough. By now, if you’ve gotten this far, you know that we’ve covered plenty of free, avant-garde material, but you may not realize … Read More
By John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald When John Coltrane visited Nagasaki on a Japanese tour in 1966, 21 years after the atomic obliteration, he was not with his band members when they left the train. The panicked promoter found him still on board, absorbed in playing his flute. Asked what he was doing, Coltrane … Read More