NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINATION: Vanessa Rubin’s “The Dream Is You…” for Outstanding Jazz Album

January 10, 2020Press Releases, Special Announcement

Vanessa Rubin’s The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron Nominated for 51st NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album On Thursday, January 9th, it was announced that iconic jazz singer Vanessa Rubin’s album The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron is nominated for the 51st NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Clark Sommers’ Trio Ba(SH) to Release PENINSULA on Outside in Music on March 6, 2020

January 9, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Outside In Music Announces the release of “Peninsula” from bass player and composer Clark Sommers “Peninsula” is the long-awaited Second Release for his Chicago-Based Trio Ba(SH), Out March 6 Pre-Release Shows Announced at Chicago’s Green Mill on January 17th & 18th with Special guest: guitarist Scott Hesse Outside In Music is pleased to announce the … Read More

OUT NOW: Reclamation by Thinkin’ Big!

January 8, 2020Uncategorized

Bandleader/Composer Jonah Francese Amplifies Unheard Voices on Reclamation,  the New Album from his Thinkin’ Big Big Band Digital Out October 3, 2019 Worldwide Release: December 9 Thinkin’ Big: Kristen Dye (flute), Clay Lyons (alto sax), Mark Zaleski (alto & soprano sax), Jonathan Bean & Paul Melhus (tenor sax), Austin Yancey (baritone sax), Kai Sandoval, Danny … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Lakecia Benjamin’s PURSUANCE: THE COLTRANES out on Ropeadope on March 27th, 2020

January 8, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Saxophonist/bandleader Lakecia Benjamin Brings Together an Intergenerational Abundance of Jazz Royalty to Celebrate Alice and John Coltrane Pursuance: The Coltranes Features Jazz Icons such as Ron Carter, Gary Bartz, Regina Carter, Keyon Harrold, Marcus Strickland, Brandee Younger and more. Due out March 27, 2020, Ropeadope On March 27, 2020, the dynamic young saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin … Read More

REVIEW: Oran Etkin reviewed by L.A Jazz Scene

January 7, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Chris Walker, L.A Jazz Scene Educators, parents, child psychologists and musicians have overwhelming emphasized the importance of exposing children to music at an early age. One musician who’s in the trenches doing the work is reedist Oran Etkin. He was born in Israel and grew up in Boston, where as a teenager he studied … Read More

FEATURE: Where to Find Great Cabaret In NYC / Birdland

January 7, 2020Birdland, Press Reel

By Matt Smith, City Guide Located in the heart of midtown, the historic Birdland Jazz Club has been playing host to legendary concerts and musicians since 1949 (albeit in three different locations). Steeped in history, the brand has featured memorable sets by iconic artists like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, and, of course, its namesake … Read More