June 23, 2020Special Announcement

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


June 22, 2020Event Announcement, Press Releases, Special Announcement

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

NEW RELEASE: Dave Pietro’s Exciting New Album ‘Hypersphere’ to be Released 8/7 on ArtistShare

June 22, 2020Press Reel, Press Releases

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: Live From Our Living Rooms & DC Jazz Fest From Home Runs June 21-29 – JazzTimes

June 22, 2020Event Announcement, Press Reel

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

REVIEW: Dave Bryant “Night Visitors” – Making A Scene!

June 22, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

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

FEATURE: Lakecia Benjamin in The Sydney Morning Herald

June 22, 2020Features, Press Reel

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