Chamber Jazz

Daniel Herskedal, Voyage

June 1, 2019 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Daniel Herskedal began his journey as a young lad on the French horn, during his studies he later took up what would be his primary instrument, the tuba. His formal training began […]


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 0

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 […]


The Interplay Jazz Orchestra, On The Sunny Side

April 9, 2019 admin 0

by Ferell Aubre Co-directed by trumpeter Gary Henderson and trombonist Joey Devassy, Long Island, New York’s Interplay Jazz Orchestra performs original compositions and arrangements written by several members of the band, their third full-length album […]

Crossover Jazz

Darrian Ford, New Standards

February 28, 2019 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Darrian Ford is a vocalist who originally hails from Chicago.  His background credits are predominately in theater and television.  He began his professional theater career at age 13 in Oscar Brown Jr’s […]


James Austin, Jr., Songs in the Key of Wonder

February 26, 2019 admin 0

by Nolan DeBuke James Austin, Jr. is originally from Chicago, he garnered his guidance from a number of legendary musicians, including extensive study with renowned jazz educator, Barry Harris.  Austin received measurable accolades and awards, […]