Crate Digging: Young Artists to Be on the Lookout For: Mariel Bildsten – JAZZIZ MAGAZINE

January 8, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Mariel Bildsten has honed her craft for years within a wide range of styles and settings, including as lead trombonist in Arturo O’Farrill’s acclaimed Afro-Jazz Orchestra. Backbone displays her exceptional talents as arranger and bandleader, as well as her admiration for the jazz tradition, through fine arrangements of handpicked classics and … Read More

REVIEW: Dave Bryant “Night Visitors” Reviewed on Jazzword

January 8, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Ken Waxman, Jazzword An agile keyboardist who was one of the very few to be a member of an Ornette Coleman group, Cambridge, Mass.-based Dave Bryant infrequently puts out leadership sessions. Yet Night Visitors is a splendid example of his art, pinpointing his compositions as well as ambidextrous skills on acoustic piano and various … Read More

FEATURE: Papo Vázquez, Latin jazz pioneer out of North Philly, still keeps his hometown close – The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 7, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Shaun Brady, The Philadelphia Inquirer On the cover of his latest album, Chapter 10: Breaking Cover, Latin jazz pioneer Papo Vázquez has most of his face obscured by a face mask. But peering out over the skull-and-crossed-trombones logo of his long-running band, the Mighty Pirates Troubadours, the bandleader still manages to convey much of … Read More

PLAYLIST: Aymée Nuviola & Gonzalo Rubalcaba in Caribbean Beat Magazine

January 7, 2021Listings

By Caroline Taylor, Caribbean Beat Magazine Happy new year, and welcome to the latest digital-only edition of Caribbean Beat magazine, which rings in 2021 with a collection of Carnival memories, in images and words. T&T Carnival may be cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but it’s still a chance to reflect on what we truly … Read More

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Global Music Venue Jazz Fest Will Run January 15-17, 2021

January 7, 2021Event Announcement, Press Releases

The Global Music Venue Jazz Fest Virtually Unites Global Artists & Young Musicians From January 15-17, 2021 The 3-day virtual event will showcase the talents of renowned global artists while offering educational opportunities for young musicians.  Produced by Lolivone de la Rosa  The inaugural Global Music Venue Jazz Fest will run January 15-17, 2021. Along … Read More