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ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Eliane Elias: For The Love of Jazz

Read "Eliane Elias: For The Love of Jazz" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Grammy award winner. Child prodigy. Internationally renowned artist. Sophisticated and improvisational jazz pianist. A vocalist of style and grace. A woman of beauty and integrity. Yes, I am speaking of Brazil's gift to the jazz world, Eliane Elias. To be so fortunate to recently speak with this remarkable woman was a treat and memorable moment in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kurt Rosenwinkel: Caipi

Read "Caipi" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel has been at the forefront of shaping what we call jazz today with the help of dynamic peers such as: Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman and Chris Potter. Rosenwinkel's indelible mark in music is the consummation of being steeped in the rich and deep traditions of jazz, springing off the ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Randy Brecker: Hittin' It with "RandyPOP!"

Read "Randy Brecker:  Hittin' It with "RandyPOP!"" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

In his 62 years playing music--starting trumpet at eight years old--Randy Brecker has played all kinds of music, but for many years now, he's mostly been known as a solid, top-flight, first-call jazz player, a modern post-bop soloist and bandleader who carries around his old '70s fusion-funk Brecker Brothers fame in his back pocket. So, with ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Piloo Records To Release "RandyPOP!" By Randy Brecker

Piloo Records To Release "RandyPOP!" By Randy Brecker

A LIVE RECORDING RE-IMAGINING RANDY BRECKERʼS SEMINAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD OF POP Available In Stores And Online September 18, 2015 Randy Brecker: Trumpet witheffects, Voice
Kenny Werner: Piano, Keys, Arrangements
David Sanchez: Tenor Saxophone
Amanda Brecker: Vocals
Adam Rogers: Guitar
John Patitucci: Bass
Nate Smith: Drums Randy ...

ARTICLE: NITE & DISK

Eliane Elias: Made in Brazil - Swung at Birdland

Read "Eliane Elias: Made in Brazil - Swung at Birdland" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Eliane Elias is a paradox. An artist of rare talent, experience, and range, she is a keyboard master with few peers whose deep musicality transcends genre. An astonishing singer, composer, arranger, and songwriter, her performances are celebrated for their swing, lyricism, and unique sound. Elias is also a beautiful woman with long blond hair who's been ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer Amanda Brecker Pays Homage To Carole King & James Taylor, Commemorates 40th Anniversary Of "Tapestry", With 2/26 Decca CD "Blossom", Produced By Jesse Harris

Singer-songwriter Amanda Brecker pays homage to Carole King and James Taylor, and commemorates the 40th anniversary of ‘Tapestry’, with her beautiful new CD ‘Blossom’, produced by Grammy winner Jesse Harris (Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, more,) and featuring musicians from the original ‘Tapestry’ recordings. The 12 song collection, set for a February 26th North American release on Decca, is a breath of ...