by Nate Chinen, WBGO “Pianist and composer Miki Yamanaka last caught our ear with Human Dust Suite, an assured album released just over a year ago. She recorded her latest, Stairway to the Stars, in her New York apartment in late summer of 2020. In that sense, it was made under pandemic duress — but you’d never know … 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 Greg Bryant, WBGO Grammy-nominated trumpeter Tim Hagans’ newest recording, A Conversation, is a five-part musical narrative that addresses the ongoing need for dialogue. Listen to this interview here.
By Stephanie Steele, Bite-Size Jazz amara says she only started listening to jazz four years ago, but since then she’s won the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocalist Competition (2019), played all over NYC, and performed in Europe. I wish I could say that much about myself by the time I was 23! Listen to this … Read More
By Mitch Joel, No Treble Bronx-born and Bronx-passionate bass player, Carlos Henriquez, studied music from a young age. He played guitar through junior high and took up the bass while enrolled in the Julliard School’s Music Advancement Program. He then played his way through the LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts. Listen to this … Read More
By Greg Bryant, WBGO “Ben-Hur’s new album, Stories, chronicles the latest chapter in his approach, combining songs from his childhood with originals that address more recent social issues and the quest for freedom. To realize his vision, the guitarist chose a lineup that includes trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, drummer Victor Lewis, pianist George Cables, bassist Harvie S … Read More
by Tiziana Dearing and Chris Citorik, WBUR Radio Boston Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, Grammy-nominated musician, composer, and faculty member at the New England Conservatory, joins us to talk about his new album, “An Elegant Ritual,” which comes out Friday, and the value of speaking multiple musical languages. Listen to the full segment here.
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz Sunny Sumter is President & CEO of the DC Jazz Festival (DCJF), an organization that provides enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz; our nation’s singular original art form. Listen to this podcast here.
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz JAZZIZ Travel is a new podcast series hosted by JAZZIZ online editor Matt Micucci that explores jazz and creative music in all four corners of the globe. In this series, you will hear conversations with artists and people talking about the significance of jazz as an art form, the influence of … Read More
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz Tim Mayer is an accomplished saxophonist, flute player, composer, bandleader and educator with a fascinating story and rich musical experiences. All throughout his career, Tim has traveled the world bringing jazz to new places including to Hawaii, Cape Verde, Colombia, and the Canary Islands. Listen to this podcast here. … Read More