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Meet Jeff Evans

Read "Meet Jeff Evans" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Our first Super Fan of 2019 is such a jazz head that he and his wife of 42 years got engaged at a jazz club. These days, Jeff frequently can be seen in the New York clubs indulging several of his passions at once. Living in a city he describes as “richly blessed" with venues, he ...


George Gershwin, Frank Foster & Late September New Releases

Read "George Gershwin, Frank Foster & Late September New Releases" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Birthday shout-outs to George Gershwin (with a nod to Ann Ronnell and Kay Swift, women writers that he encouraged) and saxophonist/arranger Frank Foster, along with new releases to round out the month of September.

Playlist Lou Caputo “Busy Busy Busy" from Uh Oh! (Self-released) 00:00 Danny Bacher “Joy Spring" from Still Happy! (Whaling ...


Hilary Gardner/Ehud Asherie: The Late Set

Read "The Late Set" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

If you're looking for the definition of a class act, look no more. This is most certainly it. With The Late Set, kindred spirits Hilary Gardner and Ehud Asherie make us simultaneously pine for an era long gone and appreciate what's right in front of us.

If you've followed either one of these ...


Melissa Stylianou: No Regrets

Read "No Regrets" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Canadese di nascita e formazione, la cantante Melissa Stylianou ormai da un decennio vive a New York, dove s'è fatta conoscere e apprezzare per le pregevoli collaborazioni (Ben Monder, Chris Lightcap, Matt Wilson, Rodney Green) ed i concerti in prestigiosi club come il Blue Note, l'Iridium, il Jazz Standard o il Birdland.
Se nei quattro ...


Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2015
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 27-28, 2015

While jazz is closely associated with horns (even though there are few instruments now employed at some point across the genre) it was a couple of guitar slingers that helped light up the skies at Freihofer's ...


Hilary Gardner: The Great City

Read "The Great City" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nel traboccante panorama delle nuove jazz singers, Hilary Gardner ha saputo emergere già con questo debutto, che spicca per la sentita adesione al jazz anni quaranta/cinquanta senza timore d'apparire demodé. La Gardner è una suadente interprete di ballads che disegna con profonda musicalità, purezza espressiva ed elegante chiarore timbrico secondo i modelli di Julie London, Peggy ...



Read "DUCHESS" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's a new vocal super group in town, and it proves that bonhomie hasn't been banished from jazz. DUCHESS--the sublime combination of Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou--is a serious musical force, but it makes some seriously friendly music.

Cervini, Gardner, and Stylianou each delivered superb releases on the Anzic imprint in ...


Three Swinging Singers - Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner & Melissa Stylianou - Make Their Trio Debut As Duchess

Three Swinging Singers - Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner & Melissa Stylianou - Make Their Trio Debut As Duchess

The new jazz vocal trio - whose first album arrives from Anzic Records on Feb. 17, 2015 - bottles an irresistibly fizzing style, inspired by the pioneering harmonies of the Boswell Sisters Duchess - backed by an ace band including drummer Matt Wilson - plays its album release show at New York City's Jazz Standard on March ...


Amy Cervini: Jazz Country

Read "Jazz Country" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

This album title is something of a double entendre. It references the jazz community that surrounds the lady of the hour, but it's really about the nexus that exists between the two American-born forms of music that make up its name. Therefore, it could be said that Jazz Country is missing a hyphen, but that's about ...


Melissa Stylianou Quartet: New York City, NY, April 3, 2012

Read "Melissa Stylianou Quartet: New York City, NY, April 3, 2012" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Melissa Stylianou Quartet
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
April 3, 2012

During the second set of Toronto-born Melissa Stylianou's CD release event for Silent Movie (Anzic, 2012) at New York's Jazz Standard, the vocalist kicked things off with a rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein's “It Might As Well Be Spring," played at ...