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
PODCAST: Glenn Close and Ted Nash Discuss Collaborative Release, Transformation – Jazz Inspired
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
INTERVIEW: ‘A Conversation,’ Trumpeter Tim Hagans Seeks a Greater Musical Dialogue – WBGO
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.
PODCAST: #47 Samara Joy – Bite-Size Jazz
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
PODCAST: Groove Episode #81 Carlos Henriquez – NO TREBLE
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
PODCAST: Dave Liebman Featured on the Jazz Session
with Nicky Schrire, The Jazz Session Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman was last on The Jazz Session in 2010 so we were due for a catch up, especially because he has a new album “Selflessness: The Music of John Coltrane” out on Dot Time Records on 3 September, a day before his 75th birthday. We chat … Read More
PODCAST: Guitarist Roni Ben-Hur Discusses Latest Album, ‘Stories’ – WBGO
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
PODCAST: Mehmet Ali Sanlikol Discusses New Album ‘An Elegant Ritual’ – WBUR Radio Boston
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.
PODCAST: Season 2 Episode 7 Sunny Sumter – All That’s Jazz
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.
PODCAST: Jazziz Travel #5: Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol
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