VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jazzwise Features Derrick Gardner & Big dig! Band’s “Still I Rise”

July 10, 2020Features, Press Reel

This powerful contemporary jazz big band blast through a stunning track from their acclaimed debut release The Big dig! Band are set to release their debut studio album, Still I Rise on 10 July 2020, under the direction of trumpeter, composer, and arranger Derrick Gardner. Big dig! Band is a classic jazz orchestra – featuring top-notch saxophone, trombone, and trumpet … Read More

REVIEW: Ryan Cohen “Originations” Reviewed on Step Tempest

July 9, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Pianist, composer, and arranger Ryan Cohan has returned to the recording scene seven years since his last recording “The River.” Not that the Chicago, IL-born-and-raised (and still lives) Cohan has been idle––he’s appeared on a slew of recordings plus has been commissioned to write scores for several films, orchestras, and … Read More

RESEÑA: Spanish Harlem Orchestra “The Latin Jazz Project” – La Habitación del Jazz

July 8, 2020LLP Latino, Press Reel, Reviews

Por José Ramón, La Habitación del Jazz Spanish Harlem Orchestra es una formación liderada por el pianista, compositor, arreglista y productor Óscar Hernández. Hernández nació en el Bronx (1954) y se crio en Manhattan. De joven tocaba la trompeta pero finalmente se decantó por el piano. Durante gran parte de los 80’s produjo, hizo arreglos … Read More