By Jonathan Blackman, Occhi Magazine Jihye Lee is a name that is quickly turning heads in the world of Jazz large ensemble writing. It’s a tale that neither herself nor … Read More
By Jonathan Blackman, Occhi Magazine Whoever says jazz is dead clearly has not heard Alonzo Demetrius. The young trumpeter not only has language on the instrument and paired it with … Read More
By Jonathan Blackman, Occhi Magazine Ralph Peterson is back in Occhi Magazine, this time as we discuss his recent release Onward and Upward. Carrying on the legacy of Blakey, the … Read More
by Jonathan Blackman, Occhi Magazine The symbiotic relationship between music and dance can most assuredly date back to the inception of the two art forms. From folkloric dances to the … Read More
By Darryl Yokley, Occhi Magazine On the release of his latest CD ‘Still I Rise’, Occhi Magazine caught up with Derrick Gardner to discuss the project. The interview with Darryl … Read More
By Jonathan Blackman, Occhi Magazine Derrick Gardner is back with the Big dig! Band and their premiere release, Still I Rise. Read this review here.
By Darry Yokley, Occhi Magazine I’ve had the privilege of playing with the great Ralph Peterson on a few occasions, and every time was an unforgettable experience. So much energy, … Read More