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Jerome Jennings

Jerome Jennings is an internationally travelled artist whose distinct sound reflects a fierce connection to the swing tradition, soul music, and hip hop. One of his current projects is playing alongside Christian McBride and Christian Sands as part of the Christian McBride’s trio.

As a performer Jerome Jennings has played every major Jazz club in New York City from The Village Vanguard, Birdland, The Blue Note, to Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. Internationally he’s traveled to and performed in over 30 countries.

As always, Jerome has remained a pertinent performer. His debut recording ‘The Beast’ was named one of the top 3 Jazz releases by NPR, received a 4 star rating in DownBeat Magazine, and nominated for the prestigious French ‘Grand Prix du disque’ award for Album Of The Year 2016. Jerome performs in various concert halls and clubs nationally and internationally accompanying various accomplished artists.

To date Jerome has/is performing/recording/touring with; Sonny Rollins, Hank Jones, The Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis (J@LC), Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Hamiet Bluiett, Freddy Cole, Paula West, Ernestine Anderson, Craig Handy, Davell Crawford, Houston Person, Mike “Philly” Phillips, Henry Butler, Slide Hampton, Benny Golson, Gerald Wilson, Tim Reis, Bernard Fowler, Benny Powell, The Mingus Big Band, Ronnie Mathews, Curtis Fuller, Valery Ponomarev, and many more.

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Kristin Berardi: The Light & The Dark

Read "The Light & The Dark" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Kristin Berardi è una jazz vocalist australiana con quindici anni d'esperienza professionale e una decina di dischi alle spalle, riconosciuta tra le migliori cantanti del suo Paese. Da qualche tempo s'è trasferita in Svizzera, dove nel 2006, agli inizi di carriera, ha vinto l'International Jazz Vocal Competition al Festival di Montreux. Dopo fantasiose prove come classica jazz singer, reinterpretando soprattutto standard (si ascoltino ad esempio gli ottimi Where or When del 2015 e Just as You Are ...

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Rina: RINA

Read "RINA" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Japanese pianist Rina's eponymous debut is intelligent, graceful and passionate, and showcases the young artist's multiple talents. A protegee of renowned pianist Makoto Ozone, who also produced the release, Rina received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music as well as other accolades, including third place in the 2018 edition of the international 7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest. On Rina she also proves to be an exciting composer, as she penned all nine of its tracks. The ...

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Jerome Jennings: The Beast

Read "The Beast" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Jerome Jennings has occupied the drum throne on plenty of high profile gigs since arriving in New York just over a decade ago, working with everybody from vocalist Paula West to bassist Christian McBride and trumpeter Bria Skonberg to saxophonist Craig Handy. But his is a name that still may not be familiar to many jazz fans, as he's preferred those supporting roles to playing the leading man. He's been biding his time, waiting for just the right moment to ...

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"Solidarity," New CD Due Nov. 8 From Drummer/Composer Jerome Jennings, Addresses Concerns About Political & Social Justice

"Solidarity," New CD Due Nov. 8 From Drummer/Composer Jerome Jennings, Addresses Concerns About Political & Social Justice

Source: Terri Hinte Publicity

Drummer-composer-educator Jerome Jennings puts the spotlight on his writing chops for Solidarity, his rousing second album as a leader, set for a November 8 release on his own Iola Records. Featuring as its core unit trumpeter Josh Evans, tenor and soprano saxophonist Stacy Dillard, trombonist {{Andrae Murchison, pianist Zaccai Curtis, and Jennings’s friend and mentor, legendary bassist Christian McBride (along with special guests, including saxophonist-flutist Tia Fuller, tenor saxophonist-vocalist Camille Thurman, bassist Endea Owens, and percussionist Carlos Maldonado), the album ...

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Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases  No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

Release date: August 2, 2019 The saying goes that everyone's got a story to tell. But chances are good that few, if any, have the kind of story Dave Bass has. Without resorting to detail, Bass's rebirth as a jazz musician after decades away from the art is nothing short of astonishing. Having retired from the Office of the Attorney General of California back in 2015, Bass is back at the piano, where he promises to keep the torch burning ...

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Drummer Jerome Jennings Debuts As A Leader With "The Beast," New CD Set For Nov. 18 Release

Drummer Jerome Jennings Debuts As A Leader With "The Beast," New CD Set For Nov. 18 Release

Source: Terri Hinte Publicity

Since moving to New York from his native Cleveland 12 years ago, Jerome Jennings has become one of the most in-demand jazz drummers on the scene. Currently a member of the Christian McBride Trio, Craig Handy’s 2nd Line Smith, and the groups of vocalist Paula West and singer/trumpeter Bria Skonberg, Jennings boasts an impressive resume that speaks to his versatility and rhythmic mastery. With the release on November 18 of his debut CD, The Beast, on his new Iola Records ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Water is My Song

Clarion Jazz
2024

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The Light & The Dark

Earshift Music
2022

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RINA

Yamaha Music Entertainment Holdings
2020

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The Ellis Marsalis...

Nu Jazz Records/Nu Jazz Entertainment
2020

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Solidarity_Jerome...

Iola Records
2019

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The Beast

Self Produced
2016

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