INTERVIEW: Steven Feifke – All About Jazz

July 29, 2021Interviews, Press Reel

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz In terms of physics, kinetic energy is described as a force or power which a body or object possesses by virtue of being in motion. With reference to the aptly named debut from the Steven Feifke Big Band, that ideal is fully applicable. Kinetic, recorded in early 2019 and released in April … Read More

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Upper East Harlem Block to be Co-Named After The Iconic Art Kane Photograph Harlem 1958

July 29, 2021Event Announcement, Press Reel

Upper East Harlem Block to be Co-Named After The Iconic Art Kane Photograph Harlem 1958 Street Co-Naming Ceremony to take place on August 12, 2021 in association with Uptown Grand Central, Jazzmobile and Redwood Entertainment on 63rd Anniversary of Original Photograph Event Entrance on East 126th Street and Madison Free registration here NEW YORK, NY … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Guitarist Juanma Trujillo’s New Album ÍMPETU is due out October 1, 2021 via Falcon Gumba

July 28, 2021New Release, Press Releases

Guitarist and Composer Juanma Trujillo Presents Ímpetu, New Album Out October 1, 2021 via Falcon Gumba  Falcon Gumba Records is thrilled to announce the release of Ímpetu, the latest album from Venezuelan-born, New York-based guitarist and composer Juanma Trujillo. To be released on October 1st 2021, Ímpetu represents an important period of the prolific bandleader’s career. … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Pianist Grant Richards Presents BALLYHOO due out September 24, 2021

July 28, 2021New Release, Press Releases

Pianist and composer Grant Richards dives deep into Afro-Cuban tradition with his forward-looking and celebratory new release, Ballyhoo, out on September 24, 2021 Pianist Grant Richards and his steadfast trio of bassist Damian Erskine and drummer Reinhardt Melz are veteran collaborators and musical co-conspirators with over a decade of creative history shared amongst them. Now, … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Grammy-Nominated Vocalist Somi Presents ‘Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba’ due out October 8, 2021 via Salon Africana

July 28, 2021New Release, Press Releases

Grammy-Nominated, Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist Somi To Release Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba on October 8, 2021 New Album Honors Groundbreaking South African Singer, Songwriter, And Civil Rights Activist Miriam Makeba Special Guests Include Angelique Kidjo, Gregory Porter, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Seun Kuti and more Musical Theater Production Dreaming Zenzile, Based on Makeba’s Life – … Read More

REVIEW: Charnett Moffett’s ‘New Love’ – Jazz Times

July 27, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

by Jeff Tamarkin, Jazz Times “Charnett Moffett takes his responsibilities as a leader—and New Love is the 17th album putting him in that position—quite literally. Approaching his fretless electric bass as a lead instrument, and thereby freeing it up from its traditional supportive function, Moffett allows himself to go for broke. One way he does so on New … Read More

THE WEEK IN JAZZ: John Minnock’s Performance of ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’ – Jazziz

July 26, 2021Features, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Vocalist John Minnock has shared with us his live performance of the classic song, “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” also featuring saxophone great Dave Liebman. The performance was recorded last year at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below, where Minnock will be returning for a concert celebrating his most recent album, last … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Gonzalo Rubalcaba Joins Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette on SKYLINE, New Album due out September 17 via 5Passion

July 26, 2021New Release, Press Releases

GRAMMY Award Winning Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba Teams with Jazz Legends Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette on Skyline, New Album due out September 17 via 5Passion Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba is thrilled to announce the release of Skyline, his eighth album on 5Passion Records and the first in a planned trilogy of piano trio albums for the … Read More