By Nate Chinen, The New York Times Brandee Younger was a teenager — an aspiring classical harpist, growing up on Long Island — when she came across an eye-opening issue of Harp Column magazine. A trade bimonthly with a loyal constituency (motto: “practical news, for practical harpists”) had published a readers poll celebrating the instrument’s most influential … Read More
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
By D Money, SoulBounce When most people think about jazz, they think of instruments like the saxophone, trumpet or piano, but rarely, if ever, do they think of the harp — but perhaps they should. One of the most innovative jazz performers was harpist Alice Coltrane, whose masterful and experimental style took the genre to new … Read More
WOMAN OF THE MONTH: JACKIE GAGE Our Woman of the Month for February is Jackie Gage! She’s a singer with a velvety rich voice, a musician who mixes elements of soul, jazz, and R&B, and a woman who believes wholeheartedly in her art and, most importantly, herself. She recently relocated from the Bay Area to … Read More
by Rahdu Mahdi Over the past decade-plus, the on-going surge of live jazz & instrumentation has gradually made its’ presence both heard & felt within the pulse of contemporary music in the urban fold. Artists such as Roy Hargrove, Esperanza Spaulding & Robert Glasper have really re-energized the appetite for the listeners’ ears of today … Read More
Shunzo Ohno is featured in Cary Tone’s Bridge Crossings section of December’s Hot House!
Nippon in New York: Kyogen, J-MUSIC Ensemble, Shunzo Ohno, Video Games Live by Justin Tedaldi, Examiner.com With Thanksgiving (and the hopes of sensible eating) now just a memory, we turn to colder weather, falling snow, and the new year to come. Fortunately for Japanese culture fans, December is just as busy as the holiday season … Read More
The Brooklyn Jazz Underground is featured in the December issue of Hot House Magazine! Thanks Seton Hawkins!
Take Five With Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno by Raul Da Gama, Jazz da Gama All that is unusual and unexpected about Shunzo Ohno is encapsulated in the glimmering, intimate and transcendent howl of his trumpet. He plays each note that flies out of the bell of his instrument as if he were creating the pristine and … Read More
Cary Tone features Dave Liebman in November’s Bridge Crossings, Hot House Magaizne