GRAMMY-Winning Saxophonist and Composer Jeff Coffin Delivers a New Enchanting Masterwork with Between Dreaming and Joy, due out August 26, 2022 via Ear Up Records Featuring a robust list of collaborators including Michael League, Marcus King, Robben Ford, Stefan Lessard, Buddy Strong, Keith Carlock, Chester Thompson, DJ Logic, Felix Pastorius, Jennifer Hartswick and more! Between … Read More
Month: June 2022
COVER STORY: Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin in July 2022 Hot House Jazz Magazine
by Seton Hawkins, Hot House “After the two years of extreme uncertainty, this full-throttle launch into the spotlight marks a long-overdue live ovation for one of the alto saxophone’s exceptional voices.” Read the cover story on Lakecia Benjamin on page 15 of Hot House Jazz Magazine here.
NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD: JULY 2022
Articles by Suzanne Lorge, Dan Bilawsky Vox News article by Suzanne Lorge – Sheila Jordan – Page 11 Review by Dan Bilawsky – Or Bareket – Sahar – Page 21 Read the July 2022 issue of The New York City Jazz Record here.
Live at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: July 2022
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: July 1 – July 31 Schedule Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this July with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Tuck & Patti, Eyal Vilner Big Band: The Jam! Album Release, Dave Stryker – John Patittucci – Brian Blade Quartet: … Read More
PREMIERE: Tommy Crane Shares New Track “Shimo” Off Upcoming Record – Under The Radar Mag
by Caleb Campbell, Under The Radar “For years now, Montreal-based drummer Tommy Crane has made a name for himself in the worlds of jazz, indie and electronica, contributing to records from Aaron Parks, Charlotte Greve, Becca Stevens, The Briars of North America, and Half Waif. That expansive set of influences and talents is coming together on his … Read More
PREMIERE: Sasha Berliner’s “Jade” Is The First Single Off Her Anticipated Sophomore Album – WBGO
by Nate Chinen, WBGO “Now Berliner is about to release a much-anticipated follow-up, Onyx, on JMI Recordings. Due out on July 22, it sports an illustrious ensemble with Berliner on vibraphone, James Francies on piano and Fender Rhodes, Burniss Earl Travis II on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. Among the album’s special guests is alto saxophonist … Read More
JAZZ NEWS: GRAMMY-Nominated, Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Somi Debuts Off-Broadway in Original Musical “Dreaming Zenzile” – Running Through June 26 at New York Theatre Workshop
GRAMMY-Nominated, Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Somi Debuts Off-Broadway in Original Musical Dreaming Zenzile, Running Through June 26 at New York Theatre Workshop Accompanying the March release of her record Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba, Somi presents her original production Dreaming Zenzile, both inspired by the life of South African singer, songwriter and civil rights … Read More
NEW RELEASE: Geoffrey Keezer Presents His Buoyant New Excursion “Playdate” due out August 12, 2022 (MarKeez)
Geoffrey Keezer Presents His Buoyant New Excursion “Playdate” due out August 12, 2022 (MarKeez) On his 23rd album as a leader, renowned pianist, composer and arranger Geoffrey Keezer continues to augment and refine his distinctive style. He presents a dazzling amalgamation of genres with Playdate, due out August 12 on his own record label, MarKeez. … Read More
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives Rolls Out Armstrong Now!, A New Interdisciplinary, Multi-Sector Initiative
(from left to right: Matthew Whitaker, Alain Lauture, Tyrel Hunt, Ulysses Owens Jr., Xhosa Fray-Chinn) The Louis Armstrong House Museum and Archives Rolls Out Armstrong Now!, A New Interdisciplinary, Multi-Sector Initiative Featuring work from contemporary artists and innovators while honoring the jazz legend’s legacy, Armstrong Now! is a creative series that responds to the newly … Read More
FEATURE: Turn On the YouTube and Tune In to Martina DaSilva – The New York Sun
by Will Friedwald, The New York Sun “‘Constellations,’ the latest from ChimyTina, is an outstanding effort — perhaps Ms. DaSilva’s most ambitious — in which the voice-bass duo is joined by four other players on various tracks.” Read the complete feature article here.