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
By Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Pianist and vocalist Lauren Lee‘s intimate new solo album is called The Queen Of Cups. In this interview, Lee talks about her unexpected (for her) decision to release a solo recording; the benefits of intuition; the stigma around scat singing; and much more. Listen to this podcast here. … Read More
By Greg Bryant, WBGO What he was diagnosing amounts to a pernicious form of marginalization, apart from the prevailing binary in most discussions of race in the United States. “The current vision of solidarity among Asian-Americans is cartoonish and blurry,” Kang argued — a fog of nostalgia and sentiment. “Everything else is the confusion of … Read More
By Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Cellist Helen Gillet has a new album with woodwind player Jeff Coffin (interview) called Let It Shine. In this interview, Gillet talks about how the pair came together at her series in New Orleans; the process of creating the music for the recording; how parameters can lead to increased … Read More
By Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen, WBGO A force of nature — that’s how many admirers memorialized drummer Ralph Peterson, Jr. when he died earlier this month, at 58. And it’s easy to understand why, given the cyclonic fury of his time feel, and the incendiary drama of his attack. Read more here.
By Felix Contreras, NPR The pandemic may have shut down parts of the world, but that has not stopped musicians from an explosion of creativity. For our first new music blast of 2021, we hear from some Alt.Latino faves (Bomba Estéreo and Magos Herrera), as well as some new names and music you may not … Read More
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris is one the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation. A self-described “storyteller through the genre of jazz” he brings it all together with his new album, ‘Kate’s Soulfood’, a beautiful collection of songs crafted with love and a depth of life … Read More