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.
By Paige Hulsey, NEWS4 St. Louis There is a special St. Louis connection to tonight’s show! St. Louis native, Marcus Baylor, of The Baylor Project is nominated for “Best Traditional R&B Performance” for “Sit on Down.” Check this interview here.
By Debbie Burke Releasing this month on the Italian label GleAM Records, the new CD “A Congregation of Folks” by front man/sax player Daniele Germani presents some top-notch material. Read more here.
By Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News Lydia Liebman is an accomplished media and music industry professional with experience as a publicist, concert promoter, radio host, musician, producer and journalist. Since she launched her own jazz-focused PR agency while still in college in 2011, she has represented more than 200 artists, led Grammy campaigns and landed … Read More
By Victor L. Schermer, All About Jazz Like free jazz, this interview arose spontaneously from an informal “how are you doin’” telephone conversation between saxophonist Dave Liebman and All About Jazz contributor Vic Schermer. Schermer phoned Liebman to compliment him on his new e-book The Art of Skill: Establishing the Mindset for Unleashing the Music … Read More
By Lily O’Brien, San Francisco Classical Voice In what almost seems like an alternative universe, not so long ago, when the performing arts weren’t just a virtual reality, you could have found acclaimed soprano Janinah Burnett in any number of places — interpreting roles like Bianca in La Rondine at the Metropolitan Opera House, enchanting … Read More
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris is one the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation. A self-described “storyteller through the genre of jazz” he brings it all together with his new album, ‘Kate’s Soulfood’, a beautiful collection of songs crafted with love and a depth of life … Read More
By Bett Butler, Arts Alive San Antonio Dr. Katchie Cartwright’s new EP Rainy Afternoon might have been tailor-made for the COVID-19 era. Recorded in Austin shortly before the pandemic hit, it’s both soothing and energizing. Catchy melodies and Brazilian rhythms provide a perfect soundtrack for sequestering at home. Read more here.
By Laurie Burnette, Jazz London Radio Laurie Burnette interviewed vocalist and composer Thana Alexa to discuss her excellent CD ONA, released in spring 2020 and nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Listen to this interview here.
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz Bassist Gregg August spans the classical, avant-garde, jazz and Latin jazz worlds making him one of the most versatile musicians on the scene today.As a jazz bassist Gregg is a member of the JD Allen Trio. Listen to this podcast here.