Meraki, Meraki Review

Meraki, Meraki Review by Nolan DeBuke Jacky Naylor is a North Yorkshire-born composer and pianist and the leader of the jazz trio Meraki. Meraki (μεράκι) is the Greek concept for ‘the creativity or love you put into […]

Crossover Jazz

GoGo Penguin Review

GoGo Penguin Review by Ferell Aubre GoGo Penguin is a Manchester-based leftfield piano trio comprised of pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Their music is a mix of jazz with rock, minimalism, […]

Crossover Jazz

Althea René, Flawsome

by Ferell Aubre Flutist Althea René hails originally from the heart of Detroit, Michigan. She started her exploration of music at the fledgling age of four.  Her formal studies included classical music while attending Howard […]

Crossover Jazz

Jamie Cullum, Taller

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 […]

Crossover Jazz

Chrissie Hynde, Valve Bone Woe

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 […]

Crossover Jazz

Darrian Ford, New Standards

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 […]

Crossover Jazz

Rosie Frater-Taylor, On My Mind

by Ferell Aubre Rosie Frater-Taylor is the next generation of musicians rising through the ranks, that was introduced to music originally from their parents, who were also jazz musicians.  Scottish born vocalist/songwriter Josie Frater and […]