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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Atlanta Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Atlanta Jazz Festival
Atlanta, GA
May 25-26, 2019

Last year the festival operated under the threat of rain all weekend. This year's 42nd edition saw record-tying high temperatures: 93 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit (ten degrees above the historical averages). No doubt it is a coincidence that the programming was cooler than last ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call

Read "Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Peter Erskine is affable, engaging, and humorous. He, of course, is also one of the finest drummers of his generation. He has left his mark on the jazz and fusion world for nearly fifty years now. An icon, whose name is mentioned with the greats of all time, Erskine continues to gift us as he forges ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carol Duboc: Open The Curtains

Read "Open The Curtains" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Jazz vocalist and pianist Carol Duboc delivers her eighth solo album presenting seven vibrant originals and three cover tunes on a set of jazz, R&B, funk and Smooth-styled music on the exciting Open The Curtains. Making this a special recording for Duboc, the singer illuminates the power of women by assembling an all-star, talented cast of ...

ARTICLE: TELL ME MORE

Lee Ritenour: Behind a "Twist of Rit"

Read "Lee Ritenour: Behind a "Twist of Rit"" reviewed by Belinda Ware

Lee Ritenour is a musical talent who approaches jazz as an artist does a canvas. He takes time to explore colorful arrangements within each song he records mixing various degrees of fusion, rock, blues, and funk based on the feel of the song. Ritenour has become a master of his own style in creating music that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Althea Rene’ Productions LLC Presents The Release Of New CD "Althea Rene' Live In Detroit"

Althea Rene’ Productions LLC Presents The Release Of New CD "Althea Rene' Live In Detroit"

LOS ANGELES – Making a smash hit debut, Althea Rene – Live In Detroit is crushing the competition across the globe with its’ killer production selection. Classical music trained Althea Rene’ has been climbing up the charts with her amazing flute skills over the last 10 years. With her critically acclaimed 6th project, Live In Detroit, she’s got international ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

A Jazz Concert Celebrating The CD Releases Of Kaylene Peoples And Bunny Brunel – A Magical, Musical Event Producing Real Results For Women Composers!

A Jazz Concert Celebrating The CD Releases Of Kaylene Peoples And Bunny Brunel – A Magical, Musical Event Producing Real Results For Women Composers!

It was a magical, unforgettable night of fusion and acoustic jazz on April 8, 2015, at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Celebrating the dual CD release for Kaylene Peoples and Bunny Brunel (MY MAN and INVENT YOUR FUTURE); together the two jazz musicians put on a show to let the world know their respective albums were available—but ...

NEWS: EVENT

Kaylene Peoples & Bunny Brunel Dual CD Release, Featuring Patrice Rushen, Benefiting Bella Composers

Kaylene Peoples & Bunny Brunel Dual CD Release, Featuring Patrice Rushen, Benefiting Bella Composers

An exciting lineup of musicians will play for a worthy cause April 8, 2015 at Catalina Bar & Grill at 8:30pm. Famed fusion, Grammy nominated bassist Bunny Brunel and award-winner producer, singer and flutist Kaylene Peoples are celebrating the release of their respective CDs (Invent Your Future and My Man) to raise money for the exciting ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carmen Lundy: Soul To Soul

Read "Soul To Soul" reviewed by James Nadal

There are records created through years of preparation and production that take a lifetime to achieve. Soul to Soul by vocalist Carmen Lundy, indeed falls in that category, yet defies categorization. Lundy is setting her own course, while other singers seek safe refuge in tepid covers of popular standards. She offers original material delivered with authenticity ...

NEWS: EVENT

Berklee City Music Network Conference - The Challenge of Change

Berklee City Music Network Conference - The Challenge of Change

By Diana C. Hereld of Pathways in Music On Monday, November 3, The Berklee City Music Network Conference kicked off with a morning of presentations and discussions with youth development leaders Libby Chiu and Jonathan Zeichner, while music performers/educators/advocates Kevin Eubanks, Terri Lyne Carrington, Sheila E, Patrice Rushen, Lalah Hathaway, and Donald Harrison shared insights on working ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New CD From Vocalist Carmen Lundy, ‘soul To Soul’ Set For Release September 23

New CD From Vocalist Carmen Lundy, ‘soul To Soul’ Set For Release September 23

A Myriad Of Special Guests Including Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Randy Brecker, Simphiwe Dana, Bennie Maupin, Carol Robbins, Warren Wolf And More Los Angeles, CA. - “Soul To Soul,” a passionate new song cycle from vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician Carmen Lundy, is set for release September 23rd, 2014 via Afrasia Productions. “Soul To Soul”, Lundy’s 14th album, is the ...