FEATURE: Oran Etkin’s Q&A with Jazziz

August 21, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz Internationally acclaimed clarinetist/composer Oran Etkin will release Finding Friends Far from Home: A Journey with Clara Net on August 30. Etkin founded the Timbalooloo method of introducing children to music and this new record is a continuation of his innovative music education work. Recorded and filmed on location in Zimbabwe, Turkey, Czech Republic and … Read More

JULY’S BEST JAZZ: Bandcamp Daily includes “Wonderment” from Zach Brock/Matt Ulery/Jon Deitemyer!

August 16, 2019Features, Press Reel

Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Zach Brock/Matt Ulery/Jon Deitemyer Wonderment This may be their first official release as a trio, but the collaborations between bassist Matt Ulery, drummer Jon Deitemyer, and violinist Zach Brock have a rich history, resulting in some of the most compelling music of the new century. Where each contributed a guiding hand to large ensemble … Read More

THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Jazziz Features Upcoming Releases from Oran Etkin and T.K. Blue!

August 10, 2019Features, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Jazz School: Education News Oran Etkin’s Upcoming Multicultural LP Introduces Young Children to World Music:Musician/composer Oran Etkin will release his forthcoming album, Finding Friends Far From Home: A Journey with Clara Net, on August 30. This new release is part of Etkin’s Timbalooloo program, which introduces young children to music. The album straddles … Read More

FEATURE: All About Jazz Interviews Ralph Peterson!

August 2, 2019Features, Press Reel

R.J. Deluke, All About Jazz “Drumming is as natural to me as breathing.” —Ralph Peterson Drummer Ralph Peterson has been on the jazz scene for some 35 years or more, carving out a career as a performer and an educator that would be the envy of many. His main influence is the legendary Art Blakey, and … Read More

FEATURE: All About Jazz Interviews Emma Frank!

August 2, 2019Features, Press Reel

Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz “It’s important to me to play with musicians who I feel are deeply connected to the emotional content of the music we make.” Among today’s protagonists, breaking the boundaries between what vocal jazz should and folk or singer-songwriter music can be—Gretchen Parlato, Esperanza Spalding or Rebecca Martin come to mind—Boston-born and raised Emma Frank is deservedly … Read More

FEATURE: Ben Wolfe on the Cover of Hot House, August 2019 Edition

July 29, 2019Features

by George Kanzler, Hot House Ben Wolfe’s Fatherhood is the bassist’s musical eulogy to his father, Dan, who died last year. But it is in no way maudlin or a downer. Rather, it is a celebration, featuring a vibrant and changing cast of musicians on nine originals and one standard. Seven of the tunes feature a string … Read More