Gary Dean Smith, Awakening

May 11, 2019 admin 0

by Ferell Aubre Gary Dean Smith might be a new name in contemporary jazz, but he certainly has been creating music for years. Born in Los Angeles but raised in the south, Gary Dean Smith’s […]

Crossover Jazz

Jamie Cullum, Taller

May 10, 2019 admin 1

by Nolan DeBuke Five years in the making Jamie Cullum is back with a new album Taller, set to release June 7th with Blue Note Records in the U.S., and Island Records elsewhere. This is […]


Herlin Riley, Perpetual Optimism

May 7, 2019 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Herlin Riley was born where jazz has its deepest roots. A native of New Orleans, Riley became a burgeoning drummer at the age of three.  Though trumpet became his primary instrument in […]

Crossover Jazz

Chrissie Hynde, Valve Bone Woe

May 4, 2019 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Known for her Rock pedigree with The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde grew up in Akron, Ohio.  Through various incarnations of bands and jobs ensued, including writing for music magazine, the NME. She has […]