INTERVIEW: Lauren Henderson in Simply Timeless

April 24, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

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

INTERVIEW: Lakecia Benjamin Interviewed by TEXTURA

April 2, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

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

INTERVIEW:Elsa Nilsson ‘Hindsight’ in Talking Flutes Extra

March 3, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

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

INTERVIEW: Q&A With Singer/Writer Robin McKelle By Blues Gr

February 25, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

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

INTERVIEW: The 8-Bit Big Band / The Boston Globe

February 23, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

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

INTERVIEW: Ten Questions With Elsa Nilsson by Textura

February 14, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

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