Perry Smith, New Angle

March 2, 2018 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Guitarist and composer Perry Smith is originally from California, but now calls Brooklyn New York his home. Smith received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Flora L. Thornton School of Music […]


Gabe Evens, The Wrong Waltz

January 9, 2018 admin 0

by Roland Freerier Gabe Evens is the Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, Composition and Arranging at the University of Louisville, Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program. Evens is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and […]


Jun Xiao, I Love Mathematics #1

December 25, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Jun Xiao is a jazz guitarist and composer from Dali, Yunnan Province in China. He is a D’Addario Artist and Corbin Artist and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai Conservatory and […]


the Eyal Vilner Big Band, Hanukkah

December 18, 2017 admin 0

by:  Sylvannia Garutch In the spirit of holiday traditions, the Eyal Vilner Big Band has put together a historic, yet modern take on the Hanukkah season. Vilner, a New York based, Israeli born altoist and […]


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 […]


Dave Bennett, Blood Moon

October 25, 2017 admin 1

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 […]


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: […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]