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Elektra Kurtis: Bridges From The East

Read "Bridges From The East" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Elektra Kurtis is an incredibly talented composer and violinist; her album, Bridges from the East, celebrates the composer's Greek, Mediterranean and Southern European heritage. Her compositions are deeply personal with elements referencing different music styles and origins, both reflecting the sounds of Eastern Europe and North Africa. The European influences are by 20th Century classical composers ...

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Curtis Stewart: Of Colors

Read "Of Colors" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Curtis Stewart's biography may read like a playlist of his biggest influences--not least of all his father, jazz tuba pioneer Bob Stewart, and mother, Greek violinist and composer Elektra Kurtis--but the blazing violinist has made an indelible mark with his debut record as a jazz leader, Of Colors. From among said influences, Curtis pays homage to ...

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Andrew Swift: Swift Kick

Read "Swift Kick" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Drummer Andrew Swift belongs to a new generation of jazz artists that includes trumpeter Ryan Kisor and multi-instrumentalists Sharel Cassity and Michael Dease, all of whom join Swift on his debut recording, Swift Kick. These young artists are all well trained and steeped in tradition. However, tradition does not own their collective souls. All compose with ...