ABC Jazz “Our feature album this week takes us to New York and not to a club or studio, but Champian Fulton‘s home – where she captured a session live from lockdown with her father, trumpeter Stephen Fulton. Prior to this session, the pianist and singer had run a series of online gigs throughout the pandemic and … Read More
by Stephanie Steele, Bite-Size Jazz “Alex Hamburger’s latest album And She Spoke was inspired by many powerhouse women in history. But first and foremost, And She Spoke is inspired by Alex’s grandmother: a stalwart educator, and activist during the military dictatorship in Paraguay. Listen to the full interview with flutist, composer, and vocalist Alex Hamburger to learn more … Read More
By Stephanie Steele, Bite-Size Jazz Bassist Michael Feinberg’s latest album takes you through the wild ride of the pandemic. Waking up “Every. Damn. Day” to the horrible news cycle of police brutality and out-of-control politicians, feeling a little “Janky in the Middle” of it all, and mostly just hoping you can see the light at … Read More
By Simon Rentner, WBGO “Pianist, singer, and composer Rachel Eckroth is more than a musical chameleon. Her shapeshifting is so astonishingly dramatic that there is no upper limit to her creative identity.” Listen to the full episode of The Checkout here.
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Puerto Rican master drummer/composer/arranger Henry Cole is known for his versatility and groove. Over the years, he has performed with many of the greats, from Miguel Zenón to Gary Burton and beyond. During this time of intense activity, he also developed his own idiosyncratic “mestizo sound,” which synthesizes African, Indigeound and … Read More
By Stephanie Steele, Bite-Size-Jazz The sound of big bands brewed a love for jazz that carried Miki Yamanaka from her home in Japan all the way to New York City. Listen to this interview here.
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 Samara 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