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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Avery Sharpe: 400: An African American Musical Portrait

Read "400: An African American Musical Portrait" reviewed by Troy Dostert

In 1619 the White Lion, a British privateer which had just successfully raided a Spanish slave ship, arrived in the Jamestown colony with its contraband cargo of twenty-some African slaves. Thus began the tumultuous legacy of the African American experience in North America—a four-hundred-year saga that bassist Avery Sharpe traces skilfully and poignantly on 400: An ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Drummer Extraordinaire Ronnie Burrage's Artist In Residence / Masterclass / Performance Schedule

Drummer Extraordinaire Ronnie Burrage's Artist In Residence / Masterclass / Performance Schedule

Ronnie Burrage has performed with Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius, McCoy Tyner... Holographic Principle Tour Thursday Jan. 25th: Masterclass at Berklee- Ryles Jazz Club (Cambridge, MA) Friday Jan. 26th: Side Door (Old Lyme, CT) Sunday Jan. 28th: Baby Grand Jazz (Hartford, CT) Feb. 2nd: Sixth Street Community Center (New York, NY) Feb 3rd: The Beanrunner (Peekskill, NY) Feb. 4th: Sixth ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Benjamin Sutin's Klazz-Ma-Tazz New York-based Klezmer/Jazz Fusion Group To Release Their Debut Album

Benjamin Sutin's Klazz-Ma-Tazz New York-based Klezmer/Jazz Fusion Group To Release Their Debut Album

New York-based Klezmer/Jazz Fusion Group to release their Debut Album Tangibility on OneTrickDog* Records September 1, 2015 Klezmer/Jazz fusion group Klazz-Ma-Tazz will release its debut album Tangibility on OneTrickDog* Records. Founded by violinist and composer Benjamin Sutin, in 2014, Klazz-Ma-Tazz blurs the boundaries of labels and genres. Rooted in the jazz idiom, the music reflects the influences ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The return of Ronnie Burrage

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: The return of Ronnie Burrage

This week, let's take a look at some video clips featuring University City native Ronnie Burrage, who's coming back home next weekend to perform on Friday, June 26; Saturday June 27; and Sunday, June 28 at Voce, 212 S. Tucker. A percussionist, keyboardist and composer who currently teaches at Penn State University, Burrage has drummed with a ...

NEWS: EVENT

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month includes Month-Long Celebration and Honors Benny Golson

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month includes Month-Long Celebration and Honors Benny Golson

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Mayor Michael A. Nutter will officially proclaim April 2014 jny: Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month and launch the month-long celebration during an April 3 press conference at City Hall. The event will honor Philadelphia-born jazz legend Benny Golson and include a live performance by the Francois Zayas Trio. jny: Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month (Philly ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ronnie Burrage Plans Homecoming Weekend of Performances (and More) for September

Ronnie Burrage Plans Homecoming Weekend of Performances (and More) for September

Drummer, bandleader and composer Ronnie Burrage is returning to St. Louis in September for a series of gigs and a ceremony to mark his induction into the University City High School Hall of Fame. Burrage, who now lives in Pennsylvania and teaches at Penn State University, also will be celebrating the release of Heal, a new album ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ronnie Burrage Performances This Friday and Saturday Moved to Probstein Golf Club in Forest Park

Ronnie Burrage Performances This Friday and Saturday Moved to Probstein Golf Club in Forest Park

This just in:  There's been a last-minute change in venues for the previously announced performances by drummer Ronnie Burrage's quartet this Friday and Saturday.  The shows for both evenings have been moved to the clubhouse of the Norman Probstein Golf Club, 6141 Lagoon Dr. in Forest Park. Set times will be 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. In ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Ronnie Burrage Coming to St. Louis Next Month for Performances, Workshop

Ronnie Burrage Coming to St. Louis Next Month for Performances, Workshop

Drummer and U City native Ronnie Burrage is coming back home to St. Louis at the end of next month for a busy weekend of activities that will include three performances and a workshop: On Thursday, February 28, Burrage will perform a free concert for the Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University, leading a trio with ...

Ronnie Burrage to Play Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at Robbie's House of Jazz

Ronnie Burrage to Play Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at Robbie's House of Jazz

Drummer Ronnie Burrage, who grew up in University City and has performed with many jazz greats, is coming back home to lead his own band in performances at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at Robbie's House of Jazz. Burrage (pictured) has worked with musicians such as McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Inntoene Festival: Diersbach, Austria, June 10-12, 2011

Read "Inntoene Festival: Diersbach, Austria, June 10-12, 2011" reviewed by Sebastian Scotney

Inntoene Festival 2011
Diersbach, Austria
June 10-12, 2011
I overheard a conversation at the Inntoene Festival in Austria. In a mock-incredulous tone, one New York musician was asking another:
“Straight up. You're telling me. That this whole farm place. Is owned. By a trombonist?!“
Cue laughter and the ...