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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Jim Ridl: Opening Doors in the Big Apple

Read "Jim Ridl: Opening Doors in the Big Apple" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Something fresh and vital is in the air when a truly creative musician is about to release a new album. Jim Ridl's Door in a Field: Volume II: Songs of the Green River, an independent release, is full of surprises and rich in musical ideas. The album is set to be released in early Fall, and ...

Anthony Branker & Imagine: Beauty Within

Read "Beauty Within" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The “Rising Star" status isn't confined to fresh music school graduates. Dr. Anthony Branker, Educator--who, for twenty-seven years, was engaged in a big way with Princeton University's jazz program--has achieved a recent “rising star" tag as a composer. This after releasing seven top notch CDs for Origin Records, including the masterful Uppity (2013).

“Composer/Musical ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jae Sinnett: Zero To 60

Read "Zero To 60" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The title of this record is something of a double entendre, referencing both the arrival of a milestone birthday for drummer-composer Jae Sinnett and the specific decade that helped influence his outlook on music, art, and life in general. But don't let that information fool you. This isn't some nostalgia-filled date with flower power filigree. This ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bob DeVos Quartet at the 12th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest

Read "Bob DeVos Quartet at the 12th Annual OSPAC Jazz and Brew Fest" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Bob DeVos Quartet
Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center
12h Annual Jazz and Brew Fest
West Orange, NJ
September 19, 2015

A loud, protracted rumble, not unlike the sound of aircraft hovering overhead, briefly marred the second selection of a set by guitarist Bob DeVos' Quartet. It took a minute ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tony Miceli: Vibes Matter

Read "Tony Miceli: Vibes Matter" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Tony Miceli is a long-time master vibraphonist who, until a few short years ago, was relatively unknown outside of the jny: Philadelphia area, when he started getting requests to perform and teach all over the world. Now, he is in demand in Ireland, South Korea, Argentina, and Australia, not to mention New York and the West ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Orrin Evans: Hot Irons In The Fire

Read "Orrin Evans: Hot Irons In The Fire" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

A pianist with great chops, great touch and an attack that fancies many influences from fierce swing to gospel, Orrin Evans is one of the outstanding creative musicians on the New York City scene. His work, no matter what the context--and he loves different contexts--is downright riveting at times.

But for the 38-year-old who ...

Ralph Bowen: Standard Deviation

Read "Standard Deviation" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Tenor saxophonist Ralph Bowen (Out Of The Blue, Horace Silver, Michel Camillo) is a highly regarded New York-based artiste and an idea man who can stand with the best of them. With his fifth solo venture for Posi- Tone Records Bowen tackles standards, and as the title intimates, he often deviates from the norm.

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Victor North & Three Blind Mice @ Willingboro Library Thurs. April 17th!

Victor North & Three Blind Mice @ Willingboro Library Thurs. April 17th!

The Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Jazz at the Library Concert Series at the Willingboro Library, 220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township NJ, presents saxophonist Victor North and Three Blind Mice on Thursday, April 17th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10, $5 for students and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

2013 Newport Jazz Festival Previews

2013 Newport Jazz Festival Previews

By Matthew S. Robinson Singer Freddy Cole keeps putting the pieces together Growing up in a large family of musicians, Freddy Cole had to do what he could to make his way in the family and in the music business. And yet, over 80 years on, he continues to bring chestnuts. Classics and contemporary gems to adoring fans ...

Take Five With Ryan Oliver

Read "Take Five With Ryan Oliver" reviewed by Ryan Oliver

Meet Ryan Oliver:

Juno-nominated, Toronto-based saxophonist, Ryan Oliver honed his craft in Canada's west coast before moving to Amsterdam, Toronto, and then New York. Since returning to Toronto, he has maintained a busy schedule as one of Canada's most in-demand saxophonists. Oliver has toured in India, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada with ...


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