By Bobby Reed, Downbeat Nicole Zuraitis is accustomed to playing some of the finest rooms in New York, including Birdland and the 55 Bar. Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, the Grammy-nominated singer and pianist had planned to have an album-release show at the Blue Note to celebrate the launch of her fourth disc, All Wandering … Read More
By Chris Barton, Downbeat Jazz vocals are, at their most basic level, a blend of music and poetry. With the arrangements on just her second album, Vida Profunda, pianist Carolina Calvache explores that truth to lovely effect, inspired by the words from a weighty roster of poets. Read this full review here.
By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Pianist/producer/composer Jesse Fischer with nine new originals explores the connections between groove-based modern jazz, music of the African diaspora, and Fischer’s own Jewish heritage on Resilience. Read this full review here.
By Downbeat Commissioned by reedist Dave Liebman and supported through grants from the New England Conservatory, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The American Turkish Society, Mehmet Sanlikol’s The Rise Up: Stories Of Strife, Struggle And Inspiration spans continents, culture and genre. Check this premiere here.
By Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Hard to ignore in the midst of the pandemic the fact that 2020 is a Presidential Election year with the one, arguably, the most fraught since 1860. Read this full review here.
By MIMS, Music Is My Sanctuary We are excited to present a wonderful new piece from Brooklyn based pianist, composer and songwriter Jesse Fischer, a composition taken from his latest project “Resilience”, an album written shortly after becoming a father. read this full exclusive here.
Por Hector Martin, Canción a Quemarropa La vocalista internacionalmente aclamada Mafalda Minnozzi se enorgullece en anunciar el lanzamiento de su nuevo y muy esperado álbum Sensorial – Portraits in Bossa & Jazz. Lea este anuncio aquí.
By Jeff Hanley, Jazz After Hours Urban(e), the debut album from the Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra is now on Jazz After Hours and Jazz Happening Now. Check this feature here.
Por José Ramón, La Habitación del Jazz Como su nombre ya nos indica, “New Beginning”, es un viaje por sonidos caribeños, africanos, sudamericanos y jazzísticos que expone los avatares de los inmigrantes, empezando de cero en una nueva cultura. Lea este articulo en su totalidad aquí.
By Ron Schepper, Textura The seed for Originations, Ryan Cohan’s sixth album as a bandleader, was planted years ago when a multinational tour brought the Chicago-based pianist to Amman and he found himself feeling strangely at home in a place he’d never been before; adding to the surreal quality of the experience, locals asked him … Read More