By Stephanie Steele, Bite-Size-Jazz The sound of big bands brewed a love for jazz that carried Miki Yamanaka from her home in Japan all the way to New York City. Listen to this interview here.
By Rob Shepherd, PostGenre For over fifty years, Dave Liebman has been at the forefront of musical creativity. Whether his time as a sideman with artists including Miles Davis and Elvin Jones or his own works like Lookout Farm (ECM, 1973) or The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (CMP, 1986) or his various recordings … Read More
by Scott Haas, The Bay State Banner Jazz and soul vocalist Allan Harris is finding new audiences to add to his fan base that stretches back decades. A fixture of the NYC music scene, Harris has a new album out this year with all of the songs his own compositions, and he just completed a sold-out gig … Read More
by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz In terms of physics, kinetic energy is described as a force or power which a body or object possesses by virtue of being in motion. With reference to the aptly named debut from the Steven Feifke Big Band, that ideal is fully applicable. Kinetic, recorded in early 2019 and released in April … Read More
By Stephen Mosher, Broadway World Good day, Broadway World Cabaret readers, and Happy Pride! For Gay Pride Sunday we have a really special interview for you, one that I have been saving for weeks, just for today. Read more here.
by Ron Schepper, Textura Vibraphonist Jalen Baker discusses his musical career and debut album This Is Me, This Is Us, which Textura also reviewed. Read the full review here and the interview here.
By Bob Bakert, Jazz Guitar Today Lorne Lofsky is a modern legend. I have heard of this master from the north for so many years it’s hard to believe he is a contemporary. He’s played with Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Tal Farlow, Ed Bickert as well as Rosemary Clooney, and Johnny Hartman. Like many of … Read More
Por Héctor Martin, Canción a Quemarropa Ya tenemos sobre la mesa el nuevo disco de la saxofonista Berta Moreno que lleva por título Tumaini y que es definido sonoramente como un proyecto de jazz y soul africano, o lo que es lo mismo; Afro Jazz Soul Project. 10 canciones en donde Moreno integra una serie … Read More
by Keanna Faircloth, The Pulse On this episode of The Pulse, host and WBGO Afternoon Jazz radio personality, Keanna Faircloth, celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month talking with vocalist, pianist and composer, Dara Tucker. The award-winning artist has crafted an engaging style weaving a tapestry of acoustic jazz, soul and more for her angelic voice on her several projects including the latest single, “Secret O’ Life” from … Read More
By Bill King, FYI Music News Most young players long for that participatory dream moment when opportunity permits and the confidence is there to approach a peer and ask to sit in. The bones rattle, the knees wobble, the hands turn blue/white, fingers drain of blood and muscles weaken. Showtime! Read more here.