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NEWS: RECORDING

New Bob Mintzer Big Band – New York Voices Album, "Meeting Of Minds," Out Now From MCG Jazz

New Bob Mintzer Big Band – New York Voices Album, "Meeting Of Minds," Out Now From MCG Jazz

“Meeting of Minds focuses on the integration of voices with the big band. The combination of the dynamic writing styles of Bob Mintzer and Darmon Meader, from New York Voices, produces a very dense yet very fresh sonic palette. There are subtle harmonic and rhythmic nuances in the arrangements that blend together to deliver an engaging musical journey. The ...

Bob Mintzer Big Band/New York Voices: Meeting Of Minds

Read "Meeting Of Minds" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Meeting Of Minds plays more like a merger than an encounter. And that, after all, is how all successful collaborations should feel. Hearing Bob Mintzer's big band and New York Voices join forces for a trip through newly-arranged takes on '30s and '40s gems from the Great American Songbook is a reminder that some music can ...

Kim Nazarian: Some Morning

Read "Some Morning" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Kim Nazarian is one of a kind. Sure, there are other singers with lovely voices, great ears and impeccable time, but not many as warm and open on stage; there are even fewer who can phrase a lyric the way she does, so that you believe every word. A founding member of the New York Voices, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kim Nazarian: Some Morning

Read "Some Morning" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist and New York Voices' founding member Kim Nazarian joins her band mate Lauren Kinhan in recently releasing a solo recording. Kinhan's Circle in a Square.(Self Produced, 2014) was well received, bringing much deserved attention to both Kinhan and the NYVs. Nazarian's entry into the solo field enriches the soprano field greatly and accents her discography ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jag vet en dejlig rosa (A Beautiful Rose): Come Rain or Come Shine

Read "Come Rain or Come Shine" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Stockholm Voices is a Swedish jazz vocal quartet who join the company of Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and the newly minted London, Meader, Pramuk and Ross. But, Stockholm Voices brings something very different to the tables in the way of a retrospective style. Rather than the bebop lightening bolts thrown off by the greater field ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

London, Meander, Pramuk & Ross: The Royal Bopsters Project

Read "The Royal Bopsters Project" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

In the beginning, and by “beginning" I mean the February 26, 1926 commitment to shellac of Boyd Atkins' “Heebie Jeebies" by one Louis Armstrong. Legend has it that Armstrong dropped his lyric sheet while recording the song and no words to sing, began to improvise his vocals, creating scat singing. This was one of the first ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Returns September 14 - 20

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Returns September 14 - 20

The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival returns for its eighth edition with an enticing offering of jazz of very different stripes over four days. Jazz festivals in Hong Kong have has a checkered history over the past quarter of a century but thanks to the eternal enthusiasm and the unstinting efforts of the Hong Kong Jazz Association ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jim Hall: Live, Now and Then

Read "Jim Hall: Live, Now and Then" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

[ This interview was originally published on July 16, 2013. ]

Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential guitarists in modern jazz, Jim Hall has had an extraordinary musical career that spans more than half a century. His style is marked not by soaring speed or virtuoso technique but by his explorative artistry ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

New York Voices: Let It Snow

Read "Let It Snow" reviewed by Edward Blanco

New York Voices is unquestionably one of the finest singing ensembles ever assembled and with Let It Snow, lend their quality vocals to the wintery season of cheer delivering a powerful performance of familiar Christmas songs sure to be regarded as a future holiday classic. Kim Nazarian, Lauren Kinhan, Peter Eldridge and founding member and tenor ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

WBGO Kids Jazz Concert Series Returns Saturdays In October + 1 In November

WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM’s Award-Winning Kids Jazz Concert Series Returns with Five Free, Interactive Programs for Young People Fall Series Includes Concerts Featuring The Firey String Sistas!, Courtney Bryan Ensemble featuring Brandee Younger,New York Voices, Ignacio Berroa and Victor Jones Orchestrio NEWARK, NJ: WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM’s award-winning, free Kids Jazz Concert Series, which brings jazz culture and dynamic performances to young ...