ANNOUNCEMENT: Composer and Pianist Cettina Donato Joins Forces with Actor Ninni Bruschetta on New Album I SICILIANI, Honoring Poet Antonio Caldarella – Jazz Corner

May 3, 2021New Release, Press Reel

By Editor, Jazz Corner Cettina Donato, adept Italian pianist, conductor and composer has joined forces with renowned actor Antonio ‘Ninni’ Bruschetta on I Siciliani, a brilliant new album due out May 14, 2021 on the AlfaMusic label. Their second collaboration together, this expansive musical portrait of Sicily features eleven Donato-penned originals based on the work … Read More

FEATURES: Take Five Celebrates New Releases From Tomoko Omura and Jihye Lee As Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Commences – WBGO

May 2, 2021Press Reel

by Nate Chinen, WBGO “Born in Shizuoka, Japan and based in Brooklyn, NY, violinist Tomoko Omura has earned just acclaim for her command of the jazz tradition on her instrument, going back to Joe Venuti, Stéphane Grappelli and Stuff Smith. But she has also made a conscious and inspiring study of folkloric music from her … Read More