by Ben Richmond, AfroPop Worldwide “For the last seven years, Somi has been grappling with the legacy of Miriam Makeba. The South African singer/songwriter and anti-apartheid activist is an icon and legend across Africa and elsewhere. But despite spending time in America, being right in the center of the mid-20th century New York jazz and … Read More
interview by Toya Haynes, PhillyCAM Voices Reporter Toya Haynes talks to Philadelphia area based jazz duo, The Baylor Project, about how an off the cuff cautionary tale they jokingly made during quarantine garnered them their third Grammy nomination. Watch the full interview here as well as on PhillyCAM for a live-stream every Monday of February … Read More
by Jon Norton, WGLT Normal native Adam Larson has just released the first of a trilogy of albums celebrating cities where he made his mark in jazz. “With Love, From Chicago” is a nod to the city that embraced him after he moved to New York City. He says for one, a favorable Chicago Tribune review … Read More
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