Talking Harp With Brandee Younger – Full Feature in JazzTimes

July 19, 2016Features

Talking Harp With Brandee Younger Young virtuoso pays tribute to Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby by Lee Mergner, JazzTimes It’s well after midnight in the studios of KBOO radio in Portland, Ore., and harpist Brandee Younger is gamely answering questions from host Daniel Flessas. At one point, Flessas remarks that whenever there’s a need for … Read More

Sivan Arbel is featured in the Ottawa Citizen

July 13, 2016Features

  Sivan Arbel, a young Israeli jazz-singing hopeful, visits Ottawa PETER HUM, OTTAWA CITIZEN A young, new-to-town female singer sat in Monday night in Hull along with some of Le Petit Chicago’s usual jam session suspects. There seemed to be a little more jockeying when it came to choosing a tune — I think she … Read More

The Awakening Orchestra is featured on New York Music Daily/Lucid Culture

July 6, 2016Features

The Mighty, Intense Awakening Orchestra Sound the Alarm in Gowanus by delarue, New York Music Daily  Composer/conductor Kyle Saulnier’s twenty-piece Awakening Orchestra blend art-rock and classical music into their mighty big band jazz sound. They sound like no other group around: as the name implies, while they have the standard brass, reeds and rhythm section that you’d find … Read More

Fabrizio Sotti Interviewed on Jazz FM Bulgaria

July 1, 2016Features

On maturity and taking new directions: guitarist Fabrizio Sotti and his music that touches, inspires and makes you dream by Tanya Ivanova, Jazz FM Bulgaria His music is beautiful beyond description, touching and romantic. He tells interesting stories and sends powerful messages with his compositions. Fabrizio Sotti is a rare guitar genius. For 25 years … Read More

Brandee Younger on NPR: Jazz Night in America!

June 18, 2016Features

Courtesy of the artists jazz night in america: the radio program Return Of The Jazz Harp June 17, 2016• The harp may be one of the most ancient musical instruments, but it isn’t particularly prominent in jazz. Despite the mid-century emergence of innovatorsDorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, the harp has remained on the fringe. But two … Read More

Archaic Pop features Fabrizio Sotti’s ‘Forty’

June 13, 2016Features

from “Forty” – Incipit Records (2016, Italy) – Modern Jazz by Paul Medrano, Archaic Pop There is a serene urgency in this track Forty. As a necessary desire to explore again the sounds and possibilities of jazz but bringing this time the baggage of a life, the simplicity of the experience. Forty is the album’s … Read More