Acclaimed drummer/composer Henry Conerway III is thrilled to announce his return to the Detroit Jazz Festival, and his bandleader debut at the event. In this featured set, Conerway will be in the great company of fellow Detroit musicians, Ian Finkelstein on piano, and Noah Jackson on bass. Commencing on Friday, September 4th and running through … Read More
By Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ For her latest album, violinist Regina Carter puts a unique spin on the term “swing state.” Read this full article here.
By Mark Sullivan, All About Jazz When last heard from, the salsa powerhouse Spanish Harlem Orchestrawas celebrating fifteen years of playing together with Anniversary (ArtistShare, 2018). There have always been elements of Latin jazz in the group’s music, and Artistic Director Oscar Hernandez is a noted Latin jazz pianist, so it was only a matter … Read More
By Ed Enright, Downbeat The funk runs thick on this two-CD recording from a July 1980 performance in Hamburg, Germany, marking an especially exciting addition to The Brecker Brothers’ discography. Read this full review here.
By Ed Enright, Downbeat Six integrally linked compositions constitute Originations, on which Chicago-based pianist and composer Ryan Cohan explores the assimilation of his reawakened Arab lineage and his Jewish upbringing. Read the full review here.
By Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene Rachel Therrien is an excellent modern jazz trumpeter from Canada. Her inside/outside playing and ability to jump into the upper register on a moment’s notice recall Kenny Wheeler at times but she mostly displays her own sound and style on Vena, her fifth recording as a leader. Read this … Read More
By Nate Chinen, WBGO Violinist and bandleader Regina Carter hails from a swing state: as a proud daughter of Detroit, she’s also a native Michigander. Recently she got to thinking about the political divisions in our nation, and the fact that we’re approaching the threshold of a presidential election. Read this article here.
Por José Ramón, La Habitación del Jazz Ryan Cohan es originario de Chicago. Ha trabajado con artistas de reconocido prestigio como Freddie Hubbard, Joe Locke, Jon Faddis, Paquito D’Rivera, Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter, Victor Lewis, Bob Cranshaw, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Chicago Jazz Ensemble y The Chicago Chamber Musicians entre otros.Ha colaborado ampliamente con … Read More
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! All Wandering Hearts is Grammy® nominated vocalist, pianist, composer and arranger Nicole Zuraitis’ fourth album as a bandleader and it explores the raw emotions and tribulations of life on the road as a full-time musician. Listeners will take a journey through genre-bending jazz-adjacent soundscapes that are both complex and lyrical. … Read More
By Jeff Know, Audiophile Audition Jazz trumpeter, Chet Baker’s life story, is one of incredible highs and lows. Blessed with movie star looks, and a voice as gentle as his heartfelt lyrical trumpet tone, Chet came up during the West Coast cool jazz period of the 1950s. He fit in perfectly during the laid back … Read More