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NEWS: CONTEST

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University, a leading institution of higher education in West Virginia, and the Nu Jazz Agency, have announced the winners of the inaugural 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition held on June 22- 23, 2018 in Huntington, WV (U.S.A.). Ben Paterson (Philadelphia, PA) wonFirst Place; Rina Yamazaki (Saitama, Japan) won Second Place & The Nu ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Federica Michisanti: tra ricerca e introspezione

Read "Federica Michisanti: tra ricerca e introspezione" reviewed by Daniele Vogrig

La contrabbassista romana Federica Michisanti si è rapidamente affermata come una delle nuove leve meritevoli di grande attenzione. Grazie ad un equilibrio tra immediatezza ed originalità, tra camerismo ed improvvisazione, i suoi progetti sono pieni di spunti fertili e stimolanti. In questa intervista ci parla del suo lavoro mosso tanto da un'ardimentosa ricerca quanto da un'intima ...

Camille Thurman: Inside The Moment

Read "Inside The Moment" reviewed by James Nadal

As a first call saxophonist and vocalist, Camille Thurman has appeared as guest accompanist on so many albums and performances by acclaimed artists, it's hard to imagine where she found the time for Inside The Moment . Having released both Origins and Spirit Child back to back in 2014, and as the recipient of prestigious awards ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Riverview Jazz Festival, June 3-10, 2017

Riverview Jazz Festival, June 3-10, 2017

Relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline at Jersey City’s family-friendly festivals. Catch free outdoor performances by world-famous musicians, plus children’s activities, food trucks, beer gardens, art exhibitions, vendors, and more. The fifth annual Riverview Jazz Festival is back and bigger than ever, with two free all-day concerts in Jersey City, and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. To Release His 4th CD, "The Quest: Live At APC," November 11

Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. To Release His 4th CD, "The Quest: Live At APC," November 11

The Quest: Live at APC is the latest recorded chapter in composer/pianist Enoch Smith Jr.’s ongoing search to find a seamless synthesis of jazz and gospel and a balance between the spiritual and technical aspects of his creativity. Smith’s 4th CD as a leader and first live date will be released by his Misfitme Music label ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sun Ra Tribute "Message From Saturn" by Eli Yamin - Available on October 10th

Sun Ra Tribute "Message From Saturn" by Eli Yamin - Available on October 10th

"Saxophonist Knoel Scott told me Sun Ra came into rehearsal and said, 'I just got a message from Saturn. We are not playing enough blues!' I thought about this for ten years, then joined up with Clifford Carlson to write this story." —Eli Yamin Liner notes from Message From Saturn A Space Odyssey of three young people on ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bassist/Composer Mimi Jones Announces New Tour Dates

Bassist/Composer Mimi Jones Announces New Tour Dates

For bassist/composer Mimi Jones, the release one year ago of her second CD Balance accomplished several goals. It tested her mettle as a businesswoman, as the CD was released on the Hot Tone Music label she’d founded in 2009. It highlighted her propensity for collaboration and support of other indie jazz musicians, particularly women, as Hot ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Hot Tone Music Release's Three New CD's

Hot Tone Music Release's Three New CD's

Mimi Jones is the label founder and a N.Y.C. native, bassist, vocalist, composer and producer! Her new Balance CD release is a blend of genre's of classic and contemporary jazz, edgy soul and even a rock element. Balance stands firmly in its leaders dedication of “creating great music of today"! With Balance, Mimi's universal music heritage is ...

Hot Tone Music: Creating Great Music of Today

Read "Hot Tone Music: Creating Great Music of Today" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There was a time when the only possibility for an artist was to record for a major label, but nowadays things have changed. While major labels are struggling to make the money they used to do, many of them have also stopped being innovators. Instead, they churn out repackaged product and focus on new music that ...

Mimi Jones: Balance

Read "Mimi Jones: Balance" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Balance is one of three new titles released in February 2014 by Hot Tone Music, the label founded by bassist/vocalist Mimi Jones. “Hot Tone Music was created to give chances to those who may have been overlooked and denied the necessary support and knowledge to develop," Jones explains. “Women are a big part of that group, ...