FEATURE: Miami Trumpeter Brian Lynch Up For Two Grammys / WLRN

January 24, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Travis Field, WLRN South Florida has a hometown hero to root for when the Grammys are awarded on Jan 26. The latest work by trumpeter, composer and educator Brian Lynch – “The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Through Literature in Music” – has received a couple of nominations. The big band project is under consideration … Read More

PREVIEW: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald: Natalie Douglas “Tributes” At Birdland

January 24, 2020Birdland, Press Reel

By Will Friedwald, The Cityview Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald Natalie Douglas Tributes: Ella Birdland 315 West 44th St Monday January 20 (7PM) For information and reservations, please click here: Natalie Douglas’s long-running “Tributes” series is handily-described as a win-win situation, a double whammy. Ms. Douglas is not only a fantastic singer, she’s equally impressive when she … Read More

TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy Announces First Tour Dates of 2020

January 23, 2020Press Reel, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy Announce First Tour Dates of 2020 and plans for a studio recording featuring new music The All-Star ensemble will make stops in Frederick, MD; Roanoke, VA; Rye, NH Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy are kicking off 2020 with three live performances. The group of jazz luminaries will make … Read More

FEATURE: Oran Etkin Brings Instruments to Life by Downbeat

January 20, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Suzanne Lorge, Downbeat In a video from the 2015 International Jazz Day, filmed in Paris, clarinetist Oran Etkin and keyboardist Herbie Hancock are joking around. “I wanna say hi to all the Timbalooloo kids,” says Hancock, directly to the camera. “Thank you so much for being part of this program and thank you for … Read More

PREVIEW: Remembering John Abercrombie / The New Yorker

January 17, 2020Birdland, Press Reel

By Steve Futterman, The New Yorker The seventies were knee-deep in influential jazz guitarists; notable among them was John Abercrombie, who died in 2017. To celebrate what would have been the deeply thoughtful and ever-lyrical improviser’s seventy-fifth birthday, a group of past collaborators, including Jack DeJohnette, Dave Liebman, and Mark Feldman as well as such … Read More