TRACK FEATURE: WBGO Features Greg Ward’s “The Contender” on Take Five

January 14, 2019Features

Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade, “The Contender” by Nate Chinen, WBGO Greg Ward is a Chicago-based alto saxophonist who knows how to reconcile different elements: acoustic and electronic, precise and volatile, inside and “out.” He has an arresting new album, Stomping Off From Greenwood, that brings this gift into clear focus, with a batch of new … Read More

CONCERT REVIEW: Greg Ward Reviewed by the Chicago Tribune

January 14, 2019Reviews

Chicago’s Greg Ward leads a brilliant Rogue Parade art Green Mill; a farewell to Joseph Jarman by Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Chicago saxophonist Greg Ward says he got the name for his newest band – Rogue Parade – from a podcast he heard. Whatever the source, the title seemed just right Friday night at the Green … Read More

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: Jazziz Features Vivian Sessoms’ “Strange Fruit”

January 14, 2019Features, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Magazine Vivian Sessoms, “Strange Fruit” Having earned her stripes as a performer with such acclaimed artists as Ryuichi Sakamoto, P. Diddy and Michael Jackson, accomplished Harlem-born singer Vivian Sessoms brings her vast array of experiences on her inspired, socially aware, jazz-influenced new album, Life. Her first LP in over ten years proves her … Read More