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

Jackie Gage is WOMAN OF THE MONTH on Model Behaviors!

February 19, 2016Features

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

“Pushing The Paths Of Modern Jazz Forward” feature on bamalovesoul.com

February 15, 2016Features

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