FEATURE: The 8-Bit Big Band on Something Else!

January 21, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Ross Boissoneau, Something Else! Then there’s the disc from the 8-Bit Big Band: Released on Jan. 8, Backwards Compatible explores the further reaches of the so-called Great Video Game Songbook. The third such album from Tony-nominated Charlie Rosen, his inspiration is some of the most beloved video game franchises of all time: Sonic the … Read More

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Svetlana and The New York Collective To Tour NIGHT AT THE MOVIES This February

January 21, 2021Event Announcement, Press Reel, Press Releases

Touring Amidst The Pandemic Svetlana and The New York Collective Receives Jazz Road Touring Grant; Will Tour New Project Night at the Movies This Year and Introducing Night At The Movies – on Vinyl First leg to bring award-winning singer through North and South Carolina in February Second leg this Fall; details announced soon Svetlana … Read More

INTERVIEW: Thana Alexa – Jazz London Radio

January 19, 2021Interviews, Press Reel

By Laurie Burnette, Jazz London Radio Laurie Burnette interviewed vocalist and composer Thana Alexa to discuss her excellent CD ONA, released in spring 2020 and nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Listen to this interview here.    

REVIEW: Leon Lee Dorsey’s ‘Thank You, Mr. Mabern!’ – Glide Magazine

January 18, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

by Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine “Recorded in July 2019, just two months before the passing of great pianist and composer Harold Mabern, Thank You, Mr. Mabern! features the leader, bassist Leon Lee Dorsey, and drummer Mike Clark in a trio. This posthumous release is not only Dorsey’s personal farewell to the beloved Mabern, but marks six decades of music from the pianist … Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dee Daniels’ New Release: ‘Let Freedom Ring (The Ballad of John Lewis)’ Video Now Available

January 18, 2021Press Reel, Special Announcement

Cellar Music Group is proud to announce the January 18th release of the music video for “Let Freedom Ring (The Ballad of John Lewis)”, the powerful forthcoming single from vocalist Dee Daniels. Filmed at the Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia, this evocative tune was inspired by the life of US Civil Rights Leader … Read More