REVIEW: Steven Feifke Big Band “Kinetic” – JazzTimes

May 27, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Philip. Booth, JazzTimes There’s nothing like a regular residency to hone the playing of a big band and give such an ensemble—always a challenge just to keep gigging—a chance to routinely introduce, air out, and tweak arrangements. Steven Feifke’s group benefited from just such an opportunity during nearly two years’ worth of monthly performances … Read More

PODCAST: The Jazz Session #558: Lauren Lee

May 26, 2021Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

By Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Pianist and vocalist Lauren Lee‘s intimate new solo album is called The Queen Of Cups. In this interview, Lee talks about her unexpected (for her) decision to release a solo recording; the benefits of intuition; the stigma around scat singing; and much more. Listen to this podcast here.   … Read More

TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: Allan Harris Presents “Kate’s Soulfood” Tour This Summer

May 25, 2021Event Announcement, Press Releases

Allan Harris Set To Tour Critically Acclaimed New Album Kate’s Soulfood This Summer  The acclaimed vocalist and guitarist will perform in New York, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia in July, plus Maine and Michigan in August;  Tour Preview to take place in Maryland and Philadelphia in June  Critically acclaimed soulful crooner Allan … Read More

REVIEW: Adam Moezinia: Folk Element Trio – Textura

May 25, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Schepper, Textura The expansiveness of Los Angeles native Adam Moezinia’s vision is well accounted for on his first album as a bandleader, Folk Element Trio. By way of illustration, his understanding of what constitutes folk isn’t limited to American folk music but encompasses the form as at arises within the Beninese, Malian, and … Read More

REVIEW: Dara Tucker Dreams of Waking – Making A Scene!

May 25, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene The blues readers of these pages probably know the name Dara Tucker, ostensibly a jazz vocalist on this outing – Dreams of Waking – Music for a Better World. She co-wrote and sang on the title track for ‘Keb Mo’s Grammy winning Oklahoma.  Tucker indeed hails from that same … Read More