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Amy Cervini: No One Ever Tells You

Read "No One Ever Tells You" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

As we mature, grow, and enter new phases of life, we constantly discover things that no one ever told us about. In those revelations, be they related to profession, partnership, or parenthood, the truth stands naked. Sometimes it's enlightening in its disrobing; other times it's mildly depressing in its unfolding; and on occasion, it's absolutely gut-wrenching ...

Perry Smith: New Angel

Read "New Angel" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Perry Smith is a Brooklyn, NY-based guitarist and composer who received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Flora L. Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. He also holds a Master's degree in music from New York University. A founding member of the critically acclaimed New West Guitar Group, he is the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

DUCHESS: Laughing At Life

Read "Laughing At Life" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jollity seems to be at a premium these days, so thank God for DUCHESS. This fizzy vocal trio is the antidote to all things grim, bringing joy to the masses one smile and song at a time.

Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou--three of the most captivating vocalists around today--clearly appreciate great ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Scott Morgan: Songs Of Life

Read "Songs Of Life" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's no greater teacher than life. Its bounties and tragedies, triumphs and defeats, and strange flirtations with absurdist theater and dead on truth have a way of enriching perspective and giving us the tools to communicate at a much deeper level. Few embody that fact better than vocalist Scott Morgan, who, after studying music in college ...

Peter Eldridge: Disappearing Day

Read "Disappearing Day" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Pianist, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning singer Peter Eldridge unveils his fifth solo album with Disappearing Day, presenting a varied mix of styles from jazz and alternative to a country-tinged piece, on seven original tunes and five covers offering arrangements from Paul McCartney, Leonard Bernstein to Frank Sinatra. This is not your typical jazz vocal album where ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sara Gazarek at Birdland

Read "Sara Gazarek at Birdland" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Sara Gazarek
Birdland
New York, NY
February 13, 2015

New York audiences have had some opportunities to catch California-based vocalist Sara Gazarek in action, but they've been few and far between: A one-nighter at Jazz at Kitano, a Mother's Day brunch at the Blue Note, and more of the like ...

Brenda Earle Stokes: Right About Now

Read "Right About Now" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Is Brenda Earle Stokes primarily a vocalist, a composer, or a pianist? That's an unanswerable question if ever there was one. The marketplace typically forces artists to list their chief credential first, making it easier to categorize and pigeonhole them, but that's a problem for Stokes; she's equally talented in all three areas, as demonstrated throughout ...

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Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson at Jazz at Kitano

Read "Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson at Jazz at Kitano" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson
Jazz at Kitano
New York, NY
April 19, 2014

Some relationships are beyond close, bordering on the sacred. There's the strong bond between husband and wife, the high level of trust between friend and confidant, and, perhaps most interestingly, the intimate connection between singer and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Amy Cervini: Jazz Country

Read "Jazz Country" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

This album title is something of a double entendre. It references the jazz community that surrounds the lady of the hour, but it's really about the nexus that exists between the two American-born forms of music that make up its name. Therefore, it could be said that Jazz Country is missing a hyphen, but that's about ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Michelle Walker Trio At Bar Next Door Monday Jan 27th 8:30pm

The Michelle Walker Trio At Bar Next Door Monday Jan 27th 8:30pm

The Bar Next Door
Jazz Bar & Lounge
129 MacDougal St. (West 3rd)
New York, NY 10012
(212) 529-5945
2 Sets: 8:30pm & 10:30pm
$12 Cover, Drink Minimum Call or Visit the Bar Next Door Website to reserve your table. Joining Michelle will be: TORU DODO, Piano