All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Joey Berkley

Content by tag "Joey Berkley"

ARTICLE: RADIO

Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford and More

Read "Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Pettiford and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we start with veteran Toronto jazz sax cat Joey Berkley and then move to legends like Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Clifford Brown and Louis Armstrong. We also profile new work by Dave Bass, Gretje Angell, Miguel Zenón and Roberto Magris. From there, we hear some Twin Peaks music from Johnny Jewel and wrap it ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joey Berkley Band: Moving Forward

Read "Moving Forward" reviewed by Troy Dostert

A saxophonist with a penchant for exploring multiple genres, Joey Berkley has a foundational love of straight-ahead jazz, as exemplified on his More n' Four (Self-released, 2009) and his work as director of the Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Yonkers. But his other projects allow him to explore his avid passions for R&B, ...

The Jens Wendelboe Big Band: Fresh Heat

Read "Fresh Heat" reviewed by Edward Blanco

A superb follow-up to his well-received Inspirations, Vol. 1 (Rosa, 2010) ensemble excursion, veteran trombonist, band leader, and award-winning Norwegian composer/arranger, Jens Wendelboe unleashes a little Fresh Heat from The Jens Wendleboe Big Band. The disc features contemporary interpretations of classic compositions by trumpeter Clifford Brown, saxophonist Joe Henderson, and bassist Steve Swallow, along with several ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Funkasaurus Rex Release "I Hear Voices"

Funkasaurus Rex Release "I Hear Voices"

Funkasaurus Rex has released I Hear Voices. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Etched in Stone. This EP features a medley arrangement of Stevie Wonder's “I Wish/Superstition" plus an original by leader Joey Berkley entitled “Star." I Hear Voices also features a group of very talented singers. Yes, Funkasaurus Rex sings! Available now for download worldwide via iTunes, Amazon et al, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR
ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Seven Steps to Soul

Read "Seven Steps to Soul" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

In a narrow view, soul music is a style of rhythm and blues in which the object of affection is most often a lover who's either in view or long been out of sight. But from a wider perspective, soul music can also tell the story of a nation's memories and dreams, and articulate the spirit ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joey Berkley: More 'n Four

Read "More 'n Four" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

A single listen to the pop/jazz standard “Nature Boy" is proof that saxophonist Joey Berkley's tenor is as robust and accomplished as they come. Living in New York since the late 1970s, the Canadian expat has survived and thrived in the “City That Never Sleeps"--performing with top musicians, running his own music company and teaching, while ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Joey Berkley & Funkasaurus Rex: More 'n Four / Etched in Stone

Read "Joey Berkley & Funkasaurus Rex: More 'n Four / Etched in Stone" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Some jazz musicians have a knack for variety. There are those who specialize in a specific genre, but there are others who prefer to come at the listener from different directions. Saxophonist Joey Berkley is among the latter.

Berkley hails from Toronto but has made his home in New York City. In NYC, he ...