Textura “I grew up listening to my aunt; one pivotal record she sings on is ‘Arara’ by Sergio Mendes. I knew I always wanted to be like her, sound like her. Since I studied piano and bass intently as a child, singing came later. I remember I also loved to write short stories as a … Read More
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz, Listen Notes Music in Film: The Reel Deal is the drummer’s triumphant return to the jazz artform after a 30+ year diversion during which time Baratta became a celebrated film producer of Hollywood hits like The Irishman, Joker, and Wolf of Wall Street. This album sees the coalescence of Baratta’s two seemingly disparate worlds, a celebration … Read More
By Allen Scott Trumpeter and composer, Alonzo Demetrius, received his Bachelors in 2018 and Masters in 2019 from the prestigious Berklee School of Music. October 16, Alonzo will release his premiere album, Live from the Prison Nation, a socially conscious recording inspired by the teachings of political activists such as Mumia Abu-Jamal and Angela Davis. … Read More
By Simone Rentner, WBGO Listen to the full interview here.
By Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ Andy Garcia is an Oscar-nominated actor and director who has appeared in such films as The Godfather Part III and Ocean’s 11. He was Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated for his titular role in For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. Richard Baratta is a film producer whose … Read More
By Pat Lawson, NBC 4 Washington News4’s Pat Lawson Muse spoke with Executive Director Sunny Sumter about this year’s DC Jazz Fest. Check this interview here.
By Raul Amador, Bass Musician Magazine Now I am thrilled to be able to chat with Michael, hear his story, and learn a lot more details about his journey as an upright and electric bassist, as well as his new album. Read this interview here.
By Darryl Yokley, Occhi Magazine On the release of his latest CD ‘Still I Rise’, Occhi Magazine caught up with Derrick Gardner to discuss the project. The interview with Darryl Yokley was recorded remotely during the COVID lockdown. Check this full interview here.
By Dave Lawrence, HPR Today we’re continuing our Off the Road series with jazz and session icon Randy Brecker of the legendary Brecker Brothers joining HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence, the latest guest in this series of interviews with musicians remotely sharing how they’ve been touched by the pandemic and other crises. Listen to part one of … Read More
By Lance Liddle, Be Bop Spoken Here Legendary saxophonist and composer Charles McPherson recently took part in a question and answer session with BSH’s correspondent Russell with some interesting and informative answers. Charles McPherson’s new album Jazz Dance Suites will be reviewed on BSH shortly. Our thanks to Lydia Liebman of Lydia Liebman Promotions for setting this … Read More