INTERVIEW: Doing Jazz Podcast Chats to Lauren Desberg!

August 4, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Lorens Chuno, Doing Jazz Click the play button to listen to this program. On her new album, Out for Delivery, Vocalist Lauren Desberg flirts boldly with today’s pop sound while remaining informed by Jazz. Join Lauren and me as she talks about Japan, interludes, restaurant gigs, New Orleans, and other randomly connected inspirations. Out for Delivery features saxophonist Braxton … Read More

REVIEW/FEATURE: Lauren Desberg Featured on

July 5, 2019Interviews, Press Reel, Reviews

by Ron Schepper, textura REVIEW: Brimming with personality, Lauren Desberg’s blessed with one of those instantly recognizable voices that sounds fabulous whether heard alone or multiplied into creamy harmonies. Raised in LA and now ensconced in New York, she’s a singer who combines the freshness of a youthful sensibility with the classic feel of jazz … Read More

FEATURE: Vivian Sessoms Interviewed by

June 12, 2019Features, Interviews, Press Reel

Q&A, Vivian Sessoms: Songs in the Key of Life by MATT MICUCCI, JAZZIZ Singer/songwriter Vivian Sessoms’ new album, Life II, is out now via Ropeadope Records. This 12-track collection of originals and interpretations of songs by such artists as The Fixx and Stevie Wonder is a companion piece to Life I, released last November, through which she tells … Read More

MODERN JAZZ TODAY: Vivian Sessoms Talks About “Life”!

June 8, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Susan Frances, Modern Jazz Today Jazz practitioner Vivian Sessoms has made a name for herself as an international vocalist, composer, and arranger.  Three separate skill sets which she employed on her compilation Life, consisting of Life I (released November 2, 2018) and Life II (released May 17, 2019).  She has a lot to say about Life, how the recordings came to … Read More

DOING JAZZ PODCAST: A Soul Awakening with Harpist Brandee Younger – LISTEN!

May 27, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Lorens Chuno, Doing Jazz Podcast Harpist Brandee Younger’s latest release, Soul Awakening, is a collection of 8 well executed compositions, complete with easily felt energy and introspection. Join Brandee and Lorens as they talk about Beyonce, harp pedals, and other things. (Song credits: Games, Respected Destroyer, Soul Awakening, Blue Nile, Save the Children, and Love’s … Read More