Archaic Pop features Jonathan Greenstein’s Vol 1

March 28, 2016Features

by Paul Medrano, Archaic Pop Reading Jonathan Greenstein‘s introduction to “Vol 1” I thought, let’s put my headset on and listen to this; as you can also read below, this EP is something quite personal: So this is Vol 1. Of what, exactly? Of me trying to summarize the past few years of my life … Read More

Hartford-Trained Musician Brandee Younger Brings Contemporary Edge to Concert Harp – WNPR

March 24, 2016Features

by Owen McNally, WNPR Whether you call it pushing the envelope, thinking outside the box, or just plain bending the rules, the boldly independent harpist and composer Brandee Younger creates a genre-crossing, smart, soulful, freewheeling, happy hybrid of hipness. Ecumenically and elegantly, Younger’s concert harp embraces everything from classical and jazz to funk and hip-hop. … Read More

Who Am I To Stop It features ZCO/DANCEPROJECT!

March 16, 2016Features

ZCO/Dance Project premieres “Progression” and dancing beyond disability by Cheryl Green, whoamitostopit.com Listen to this post:  Back in 2013, you got to meet longtime dancer, actress, model, and disability activist Zazel-Chavah O’Garra when she shared a guest blog about her experience becoming disabled from a brain tumor. That same year, Zazel founded ZCO/Dance Project. Her brain … Read More

Interview: Brandee Younger on Burning Ambulance

March 7, 2016Features

By Phil Freeman, Burning Ambulance  Jazz has a new harpist: Brandee Younger. Following in the footsteps of Alice Coltrane and particularly Dorothy Ashby, she’s blending classical technique with an appreciation for—and creative use of—hip-hop, R&B and funk grooves. Her studio debut as a leader, Wax & Wane, is out now. (Get it from Amazon.) It features flautist … Read More

Smooth Jazz Vibes Praises Jackie Gage & Brandee Younger

March 2, 2016Features, Reviews

What We’re Listening To by Peter Boehi, Sooth Jazz Vibes  Jackie Gage – Siren Songs (2016) Singer Jackie Gage is a truly great discovery, her debut album is one of the very best albums to come my way in a long time. Jazzy, soulful, interesting, entertaining, original… I could go on. There is also a … Read More

LargeUp Premiere: Stream Zane Rodulfo’s “Pathways” EP

February 25, 2016Features

By Rian Nurse, Large Up Caribbean jazz is enjoying a burgeoning Renaissance buttressed by young, up-and-coming talent as well as a growing demand for alternatives to seasonal festival music. The St. Lucia Jazz Festival celebrates its 25th edition this April through May, and Tobago Jazz, also in April, has become a marked event on the … Read More