REVIEW: Ari Axelrod – Rebel with A Cause At Birdland

February 4, 2020Birdland, Press Reel

By Stephen Mosher, BWW “Ari, you can’t hand out those menus for your catering company all over the school, you have to stop. And I’d like to order a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.” The next day Ari Axelrod delivered to his First Grade school teacher a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, freshly made at … Read More

REVIEW: The Dave Liebman Group in DownBeat

February 3, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By J.D Considine, DownBeat  Typically, when we think of eco-conscious music, what we imagine is built around acoustic instruments. To some extent, we can credit this to the Paul Winter Consort’s “Earth Music” albums of the late ’60s and early ’70s, which used saxophone, flute, English horn and cello to articulate the composer’s intent. Those … Read More

FEATURE: Valentine’s Day Cabaret – Birdland

February 3, 2020Birdland, Features, Press Reel

By Stephen Mosher, BWW It’s The Most Wonderful Time In The Year. Right? Not Christmas — Valentine’s Day. Ok, so not everyone feels that way. There are a lot of people who don’t like Valentine’s Day. Maybe they resent the holiday because they are single, or it’s such a drain on the wallet, or maybe … Read More

FEATURE: Orrin Evans in JAZZIZ

February 3, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Orrin Evans Announces 2020 Touring Schedule: Revered pianist Orrin Evans has announced his 2020 touring schedule, including appearances in Michigan, Philadelphia, Maryland, Chicago, Missouri, New Jersey and Vermont. The tour will feature more collaborations with guitarist Kevin Eubanks (with whom he’ll be releasing Eubanks Evans Experience in September on Imani Records) … Read More

REVIEW: Eric Hofbauer in burning ambulance

February 3, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Todd Manning, burning ambulance Boston-based guitarist/composer Eric Hofbauer combines traditional styles such as blues, Tin Pan Alley and other forms of Americana with a deep knowledge and understanding of the avant-garde to produce a style uniquely his own. He is perhaps best known for several solo albums including his trio of America recordings and … Read More