Alyssa Allgood to Release Third Studio Album What Tomorrow Brings on April 9, 2021 via Cellar Music Group “…she is undeniably skillful at what she does. The expressive Chicagoan wears different hats, from scat singer to interpreter of familiar lyrics, to lyricist—and she shines in all of those areas.” – The New York City Jazz Record Cellar … Read More
By Adorjan Horvat, Staccatofy Vocalist and composer Júlia Karosi is a Hungarian musician who combines the rich sounds of Classical music with modern jazz sounds. Karosi’s vision for this combination has put her at the forefront of the Hungarian music scene with her distinctive style that skillfully integrates jazz and classical languages. Read more here.
by Ayana Contreras, Downbeat “Trumpeter Alonzo Demetrius’ thirst for social justice is evident on his leader debut, Live From The Prison Nation. “Movements transform people from individuals to a collective”: Those words from journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal are incorporated into “Mumia’s Guidance,” an ambitious, nine-minute track on the album. The disc reflects many lessons … Read More
By Adam Budofsky, The Drum On February 5, soprano Janinah Burnett released her debut studio album, Love the Color of Your Butterfly, featuring drummer TERREON “TANK” GULLY (Dianne Reeves, Stefon Harris, Christian McBride), who also produced the recording. Read more here.
Cellar Music Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Album Releases, Exciting New Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships The Vancouver, BC-based label joins forces with the SmallsLIVE Foundation and American Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt on new initiatives; announces branded streaming playlists, a crowd-funding campaign and a plethora of new album releases. Read about Cellar Music Group via CBC … Read More
By Kevin Whitlock, JAZZWISE Early recordings of the iconic trumpeter’s music will be presented in a comprehensive new 7 CD album set. Read this announcement here.
Guitarist, Composer, Bandleader and Educator Adam Moezinia Explores Modern Arrangements of Folk Classics on His Debut Release, Folk Element Trio, Out April 16th On Outside in Music Outside in Music is pleased to announce the release of esteemed guitarist Adam Moezinia’s first album as a bandleader, Folk Element Trio. A celebration of global folk traditions … Read More
By Vicenzo Roggero, All About Jazz Rispetto al quartetto che aveva brillantemente debuttato nel 2017 con Diagrams vi è l’avvicendamento del clarinettista Todd Brunel con il trombettista Jerry Sabatinima la scrittura messa in campo dal batterista leader mantiene, in The Tale of the Twelve-Foot Man, la medesima sofisticata bellezza, con una interessante evoluzione delle dinamiche … Read More
2021 DCJazzPrix™ Applications Launches Today! DC Jazz Festival’s international band competition is now accepting applications—recognizing the top rising jazz ensemble talent from around the globe WASHINGTON – February 16, 2021 — The DC Jazz Festival® (DCJF) has announced that applications are now live for its annual international jazz band competition, DCJazzPrix. Potential applicants will find guidelines and submission requirements at dcjazzfest.org/dcjazzprix. … Read More
By Keanna Faircloth, WBGO Although it wasn’t love at first sight, from the very beginning singer-songwriter April May and trumpeter Randall Haywood had a musical synergy that undoubtedly inspired their name. Sounds of A&R (aka S.O.A.R) took flight after their first single released in 2015. Read more here.