Svetlana and The New York Collective Continue Fall Southern Tour with Jazz Road Touring Grant Second leg to bring award-winning singer through South Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee This past February, Svetlana and her award-winning band The New York Collective utilized their competitive Jazz Road touring grant to embark on a two-part … Read More
Bassist Michael Olatuja Announces Tour for Latest Album Lagos Pepper Soup With Performances Starting This Month The acclaimed jazz bassist will perform his third release as a bandleader at venues in New York, Massachusetts and London “Coupled with his compositional skill and performances from an impressive list of guest vocalists and instrumentalists, Lagos Pepper Soup … Read More
by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “Unlike many trio albums, this one is not centered just on a collection of swinging tunes and a few ballads but rather conceived to draw from the personalities and sensibilities of each as if picturing intense discussions of convicted give and take where each voice is valued. Throughout the … Read More
by Alan Young, New York Music Daily “The main inspiration for Berta Moreno‘s latest album Tumaini – streaming at Bandcamp – is the trip the alto saxophonist made to Kenya, where she fell in love with the region’s many indigenous sounds. The album title is Swahili for “hope,” which resounds throughout this upbeat, optimistic mix of original … Read More
by Judy Carmichael, Jazz Inspired “On the new CD Transformation: Personal Stories of Change, Acceptance and Evolution, Glenn Close joins forces with composer Ted Nash and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on a series of pieces that integrate spoken word segments selected by Close, with compositions by Nash.” Listen to Glenn Close, Ted … Read More
by Giovanni Russonello, New York Times “Floating from precociously warm, sexy low notes to a silky top, Samara Joy’s voice evokes classic influences and has earned her collaborations with leading contemporary musicians such as the guitarist Pasquale Grasso, whose trio will accompany her at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on Oct. 17.” Read the … Read More
by Chris Spector, Midwest Record Chris Spector reviews new albums from Carlos Henriquez, Sasha Dobson, Ben Tiberio, Grant Richards, Dave Liebman and Champian Fulton. All reviews can be read here.
by Len Weinreich, London Jazz News “Afficionados don’t often witness the earliest performances of jazz prodigies, nearly always drummers and pianists. Buddy Rich, also known as ‘Kid Traps’ on the vaudeville circuit, was drumming at two years old. Vic Feldman was amazing the public with his drumming aged seven, moving to piano when he was … Read More
by Stephen Graham, Marlbank “Skyline contains the achievement of all these yesterdays, the song of experience and more as well as the promise of an entrancing tomorrow when the album is released.” Read the full review here.
by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly “I don’t know how one gets that indefinable thing called “IT”, but vocalist Lauren Henderson definitely is blessed with that intangible quality of making a lyric speak directly to you.” Read the full review here.