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NEWS: RECORDING

Surprises Abound In New As Is Release “Here’s To Life” Featuring Alan And Stacey Schulman Available February 16, 2018

Surprises Abound In New As Is Release “Here’s To Life” Featuring Alan And Stacey Schulman Available February 16, 2018

Here’s To Life is the newest CD by AS IS, featuring jazz guitarist ALAN SCHULMAN and jazz vocalist STACEY SCHULMAN. The CD is an eclectic mix of tunes that showcases Stacey’s versatile vocal stylings and Alan’s soulful acoustic and electric jazz guitar playing. Their debut CD, A Love Like Ours, was a duo project that hit #1 on the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Brazilian Saxophonist Michel Nirenberg Tours U.S. In Fall Of 2017

Brazilian Saxophonist Michel Nirenberg Tours U.S. In Fall Of 2017

In late September, Brazilian saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg will tour Mid-Atlantic cities and towns, sharing the vibrant melodies and captivating rhythms of his homeland with fans of world music and jazz. The tour takes his quartet from the nation’s capital to Baltimore and Annapolis, Rock Hall and Easton on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and concludes with ...

NEWS: EVENT

Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

Maryland Events Highlight Women Jazz Artists: Concerts And Panel Discussion Celebrate Women's History Month

From its earliest days, women have played key roles in jazz. Vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday are legendary singers who exhibited a high level of musicianship. They mastered the technique of their instrument (the voice), learned their music thoroughly and were skilled improvisers like any other band member. Many more talented women have contributed ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Brazil’s Michel Nirenberg Announces Fall Tour Dates In Mid-Atlantic

Saxophone master and composer Michel Nirenberg returns to the United States for his 2016 fall tour. In October and November, he’ll share the vibrant melodies and rhythms of his native Brazil with world music and jazz fans in the Maryland cities of Laurel, Baltimore and Annapolis and in Washington, D.C. In recent months, Nirenberg has been making ...

Michel Nirenberg: Retrato/Portrait

Read "Retrato/Portrait" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È un debutto particolarmente brillante questo di Michel Nirenberg, giovane sassofonista brasiliano residente dal 2012 negli Stati Uniti dove ha perfezionato la sua formazione musicale con un master's degree in music performance conseguito alla James Madison University.
Nato a Rio De Janeiro in una famiglia vicina alla musica, Michel ha un solido bagaglio classico ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michel Nirenberg: Retrato/Portrait

Read "Retrato/Portrait" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It only takes a few seconds of listening to “Chorinho Em Aldeia/Na Gloria"--the album-opening track on Retrato/Self Portrait--to realize there's something special about Michel Nirenberg's playing. This young multi-reedist--a native of Rio de Janeiro who's currently based in Washington D.C.--marries virtuosity, exuberance, and emotional depth in his work, confidently covering everything from choro to cha-cha and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Brazil Project In Baltimore

Brazilian-born Lucini Brothers - Alejandro Lucini on drums and Leonardo Lucini on 7-string bass - bring authentic, sizzling Brazilian rhythms to AN DIE MUSIK in Baltimore. Those two prodigies, along with saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk and pianist Wayne Wilentz, both known for their command of West African and Latin idioms, will play some intriguing originals and give ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Emy Tseng: Sonho

Read "Sonho" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Washington, DC-based vocalist Emy Tseng always had music in her life, but it took awhile for her to settle into the role of “Brazilian-based seductress" or “jazz singer." She started on the piano at age four, branched out into singing in high school and continued to explore the vocal arts while knee-deep in academia at Brown ...

NEWS: EVENT

Washington, DC Event Celebrates 50 Years Of Samba And Bossa Nova

Washington, DC Event Celebrates 50 Years Of Samba And Bossa Nova

The landmark album Jazz Samba was recorded at All Souls Unitarian Church in 1962 and changed the sonic landscape forever. Fronted by guitarist Charlie Byrd and saxophonist Stan Getz, the album rose to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart where it remained for 70 weeks! The recording introduced millions of music lovers world wide to the alluring sounds of samba ...