ANNOUNCEMENT: First-call Brooklyn jazz drummer Mark Ferber to appear on the Jihye Lee Orchestra’s ‘Daring Mind’ – On The Drums/Medium

January 27, 2021Press Reel, Special Announcement

By Adam Budofsky, On The Drums/Medium Mark Ferber is a member of Ralph Alessi’s This Against That, the Marc Copland trio, the Brad Shepik Organ Trio, and his twin brother Alan Ferber’s Grammy nominated big band and nonet. Ferber’s also a highly prized freelancer, and recently Motéma Music announced his inclusion on Daring Mind, a … Read More

Zach Brock Continues Residency at Soapbox Gallery 1/27/21 – Announces Live Recording

January 26, 2021Event Announcement, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Zach Brock Continues Monthly Streaming Residency at Soapbox Gallery in Brooklyn Next Performance: January 27th – Live Solo Recording: Light Shines Through Critically acclaimed violinist Zach Brock, currently nominated for a GRAMMY Award for his work with Snarky Puppy on Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Best Contemporary Instrumental Album) is proud to continue his … Read More

REVIEW: Sounds of A&R (S.O.A.R) Questions Left Unanswered on Making A Scene

January 25, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene The group dubbed Sounds of A&R, or as they are commonly referenced S.O.A. R., is the partnering team of vocalist April May Webb and the trumpeter Randall Haywood, with support from April May’s siblings Jacob Webb on bass and Nathan Webb on drums, plus guitarist Charlie Sigler, pianist James Austin and harpist Riza Printup. Read more here.   … Read More

FEATURE: A Fairytale Life: Jazz Violinist Tomoko Omura Once Again Taps Her Roots on ‘Branches Vol. 1’ – Strings Magazine

January 21, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Greg Cahill, Strings Magazine Downbeat magazine recently named jazz violinist Tomoko Omura one of its Rising Star Violinists for the fifth year in a row. Her new album, Branches Vol. 1 (Outside in Music), was inspired by Japanese folktales. It solidifies her reputation as a gifted composer and passionate instrumentalist. “I hope that, through the lens of contemporary … Read More