NEW RELEASE: Pianist Michael Wolff’s LIVE AT VITELLOS Releasing March 19, 2021 via Sunnyside Records

January 21, 2021New Release, Press Reel

Pianist Michael Wolff Presents Live at Vitellos, A Dazzling Live Recording Releasing March 19, 2021 via Sunnyside Records Award-winning pianist Michael Wolff, known for an impressive and eclectic career that has spanned five decades, will release his latest recording Live at Vitellos on March 19th, 2021 with Sunnyside Records. Surfacing a decade after its recording … Read More

REVIEW: Michael Olatuja’s “Lagos Pepper Soup” on Boston Concert Reviews

January 21, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By BCR, Boston Concert Reviews First up is a kinetic CD that transcends borders with its irresistible grooves and soaring melodies. Lagos Pepper Soup [Worldwind Recordings; www.whirlwindrecordings.com], is a new recording from Michael Olatuja, gifted bassist, composer and arranger, who has gathered a stellar cast to deliver his cinematic creation. Olatuja plays both acoustic and … Read More

FEATURE: Aubrey Johnson Boldly Breaks The Rules – Downbeat

January 21, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Stephanie Jones, Downbeat During the past decade, vocalist Aubrey Johnson has explored different chambers of her artistry and performed with an array of musicians, including singers Bobby McFerrin and Sara Serpa, as well as Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra. Johnson’s leader debut, Unraveled (Outside In)—a program featuring original compositions and new sextet arrangements of … Read More

FEATURE: The 8-Bit Big Band on Something Else!

January 21, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Ross Boissoneau, Something Else! Then there’s the disc from the 8-Bit Big Band: Released on Jan. 8, Backwards Compatible explores the further reaches of the so-called Great Video Game Songbook. The third such album from Tony-nominated Charlie Rosen, his inspiration is some of the most beloved video game franchises of all time: Sonic the … Read More

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Svetlana and The New York Collective To Tour NIGHT AT THE MOVIES This February

January 21, 2021Event Announcement, Press Reel, Press Releases

Touring Amidst The Pandemic Svetlana and The New York Collective Receives Jazz Road Touring Grant; Will Tour New Project Night at the Movies This Year and Introducing Night At The Movies – on Vinyl First leg to bring award-winning singer through North and South Carolina in February Second leg this Fall; details announced soon Svetlana … Read More

INTERVIEW: Thana Alexa – Jazz London Radio

January 19, 2021Interviews, Press Reel

By Laurie Burnette, Jazz London Radio Laurie Burnette interviewed vocalist and composer Thana Alexa to discuss her excellent CD ONA, released in spring 2020 and nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Listen to this interview here.