Jazz

Toni Jannotta, My Little Heart, Ruthie

August 19, 2017 admin 0

By Sylvannia Garuch 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 […]

Jazz

Hudson, Hudson

August 17, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Drummer Jack DeJohnette has been smacking brass and skin with a jazz beat for eight decades. Always searching for something new, DeJohnette has created yet another group: the collaborative ensemble he calls, […]

Jazz

Peter Bernstein, Signs LIVE!

August 1, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Twenty years after guitarist Peter Bernstein released his album Signs of Life with the backing quartet of pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson, Signs LIVE! on Smoke Sessions […]

Jazz

Maria Grand, TetraWind

July 1, 2017 admin 0

By Sylvannia Garutch Saxophonist, composer, and educator María Grand was born in Switzerland, upon her moving to New York in 2011, she quickly became the protégée of legendary musicians such as: Billy Harper, and Antoine […]

Jazz

Flying Horse Big Band, Big Man On Campus

June 21, 2017 admin 0

by Jon Ward The University of Central Florida’s Flying Horse Big Band has just released their eighth album on Flying Horse Records entitled, Big Man On Campus.  Directed by saxophonist, composer and arranger Jeff Rupert, […]

Jazz

Daniel Dickinson, A Gathering Foretold

June 14, 2017 admin 1

by Jon Ward A debut offering with a line-up that features players like; Christian Sands, Michael Dease, Ulysses Owens, Jr., certainly will make you take a second look, but even with this stellar backing cast […]

Jazz

The Fred Hughes Trio, Matrix

May 30, 2017 admin 0

by Raul da Gama There is no substitute with an album full of luscious, no-nonsense swinging music played with fierce dedication to the idiom, unadorned chiseling of classic Jazz tempo; juxtapositioning of rhythm close to, […]

Jazz

Ray Lyon, Trinity One Δ

May 10, 2017 admin 0

by Raul da Gama There is absolutely nothing that one should be wary about when embarking on a musical adventure with Ray Lyon. He captains a svelte ship with a crew of three, appropriately entitled […]

Crossover Jazz

Christian Sands, Reach

May 7, 2017 admin 0

by Jon Ward Five-time Grammy® Award nominee pianist Christian Sands marks his Mack Avenue Records debut that forgoes the straight-ahead sound and REACHes into fresh-sounding music. The album is entitled REACH and its musical influences […]

Jazz

Leigh Pilzer, Strunkin’

May 5, 2017 admin 0

by Raul da Gama Every once and awhile a record comes across the critic’s desk that so overwhelms him or her that a long pause for breath is in order. But one has to usually […]