Jazz

John Beasley, MONK’estra, Vol. 2

October 27, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch The legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk was known to leave his piano chair mid-performance and perform impassioned dances on the band stand, because of the sheer joy and freedom the music made him […]

Jazz

Dave Bennett, Blood Moon

October 25, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who also plays electric guitar, piano, drums and sings. Entirely self-taught, he began playing along with Benny Goodman records at age 10, and by […]

Latin

Ron Francis Blake, Assimilation

October 17, 2017 admin 0

by Ferell Aubre Latin music is on an upswing as of late, thankfully. Rhythmically, Latin jazz has a lot to offer, but it is also about the deeper connection that the musicians portray when playing […]

Jazz

Joe Mongelli, WashAshore

October 7, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Joe Mongelli is a trumpet/flugelhorn player based in the Cape Cod area. He leads a group of regularly gigging and swinging musicians he calls The Cape Jazz Crew. The Crew consist of: […]

Jazz

Larry Ham/Wood Witt, Presence

October 4, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Presence is a new album that features Woody Witt, a Houston based tenor-saxophonist and educator, with the Larry Ham Trio (comprised of pianist Ham, bassist Lee Hudson and drummer Tom Melito). Witt […]

Jazz

Lizz Wright, Grace

September 25, 2017 admin 0

by Micha Bellini Lizz Wright is back with a new album called Grace. Continuing with her theme of presenting music that reflects her past and present state of consciousness, Wright has reworked well-known songs that […]

Jazz

Vijay Iyer, Far From Over

September 2, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Pianist Vijay Iyer is back with an album featuring a sextet lineup that emanates creative and diverse writing titled, Far From Over on ECM records, produced by Manfred Eicher. Iyer is known […]

Jazz

3Divas, 3 Divas

August 23, 2017 admin 0

by Roland Freerier Introducing the newest addition to the DIVA family of bands: 3Divas! This super-swingin’ powerhouse trio plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards from all genres of music, with their own unique style, innovative […]

Jazz

Toni Jannotta, My Little Heart, Ruthie

August 19, 2017 admin 1

By Sylvannia Garutch Toni Jannotta is a dancer, actress, songwriter, vocalist and she has performed in children’s theater, sang in musical theater, and in jazz clubs, including releasing three jazz albums . Her latest project […]