By Jay Daniels, Simply Timeless This week, Jay Daniels bring you a recent interview featuring vocalist Lauren Henderson and pianist Sullivan Fortner. Their 5th release together, The Songbook Session, is set to be released on April 24th. But the story of Lauren Henderson and Sullivan Fortner doesn’t begin there. During this interview, you’re going to … Read More
By Michael Ricci, All About Jazz Kabir Sehgal has a history of championing meaningful causes for jazz. His wildly impressive background includes five Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards as a producer. He is also the New York Times and Wall Street Journalbestselling author of fourteen books including Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation … Read More
By Mathieu Perez, Jazz Hot Read the full interview in French here.
By Ron Schepper, Textura FIVE QUESTIONS WITH LAKECIA BENJAMIN As career-defining moments go, it would be difficult to imagine one surpassing Pursuance: The Coltranes, Lakecia Benjamin’s masterful tribute to Alice and John Coltrane. Co-produced by Reggie Workman, the recording augments the leader on alto saxophone with a stunning, cross-generational array of musicians, from Workman and … Read More
By Keanna Faircloth, WBGO Lakecia Benjamin stepped out on faith to produce her latest work. So much so that she exhausted her savings to bring it to fruition. Listen to the full interview here.
By Michael Jeffers, Chicago Jazz Magazine Pianist Orrin Evans previews his upcoming weekend performances at the legendary Green Mill Jazz Club with Chicago Jazz Magazine founder Mike Jeffers on this week’s “Chicago Jazz Audio Experience” podcast! Listen to the full interview here.
By Jean-Paul, Talking Flutes Extra The new female “Springsteen flutist?!” “I’m not interested in being put in a performance box. We have to have a relationship with rhythm which is not just the melody…” In ‘Talking Flutes Extra’ this week Jean-Paul speaks with new York based Elsa Nilsson about her new album ‘Hindsight’ which is … Read More
By Michael Limnios, Blues GR “Musicians have the power and responsibility to educate, encourage change and inspire. With our words and out voice, we have an opportunity to make a difference. Music can make change and changes peoples ideas and mind. It’s so powerful.” Robin McKelle: The Lady & Her Music A savvy songwriter and … Read More
By Diti Kohli, The Boston Globe Love video games? Love jazz music? One widely acclaimed big band that combines the two is slated to stop by town next month. The 8-Bit Big Band plays tunes from popular video games like “Legend of Zelda” and “Super Mario Bros.” With 33 members and a handful of special … Read More
By Ron Schepper, Textura TEN QUESTIONS WITH ELSA NILSSON Like many, Elsa Nilsson experienced a visceral reaction to the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as to the many other disconcerting issues that arose in its wake. Rather than let herself be incapacitated by what she saw happening, the Gothenburg-born, New York … Read More