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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Somi at Dazzle

Read "Somi at Dazzle" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Somi
Dazzle
Denver, CO
January 16, 2019

A case can be made that all Western popular music can trace its origins to Africa. Even if that's a bit of an exaggeration, it's not when it comes to vocalist/songwriter Somi. She was born in Illinois, but her parents were immigrants from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Somi: Petite Afrique

Read "Petite Afrique" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Somi's debut on the Okeh imprint--The Lagos Music Salon (Okeh, 2014)--pulled no punches. It tackled tough topics within an African framework, bringing hard truths to bear in soulful fashion. This follow-up is equally impactful, but it shifts focus stateside, eyeing the titular Harlem neighborhood that Somi calls home now.

In addressing life along ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Aimee Allen: Matter of Time

Read "Matter of Time" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Aimée Allen has a wonderful ear for beauty; fluent in two romantic languages, French and Portuguese, Allen's warm timbered voice also is fluent in conveying passionate phrases that seem to be wholly heart felt. Matter of Time (Azuline Music) is her latest musical offering that contains highly original music and lyrics penned by Allen dealing with ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ready, Set, Record: Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Goes Into The Studio To Record

Ready, Set, Record: Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Goes Into The Studio To Record

Ready, Set, Record: Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker goes into the Studio to Record her new CD Love Misery NEW YORK, NY - On a cold, brisk March morning some 18 months ago, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker was packing her small suit case for a 3 day stay out of town. She and the band members that she ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Somi: The Lagos Music Salon

Read "The Lagos Music Salon" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

To most people, the junction of New York and Lagos, Nigeria may not seem like a natural place for an album to take shape. Somi, thankfully, thought otherwise. This worldly and well-traveled vocalist makes it seem like the most natural of meeting points on The Lagos Music Salon.

Somi's music has always been ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Michelle Walker Performs Live @ The 55 Bar

Michelle Walker Performs Live @ The 55 Bar

New York, NY - Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Michelle Walker will perform the early set on Saturday August 23, 2014 at one of New York City’s most established and loved music watering-hole stages, The 55 BAR. Her sets will consist of originals, new and old standards with her refreshing and engaging arrangements starting promptly at 6:00pm. ...

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Michelle Walker At The Sidedoor Jazz Club (CT) August 8, 2014 8:30 PM

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Michelle Walker At The Sidedoor Jazz Club (CT) August 8, 2014 8:30 PM

JGP Recording Artist Michelle Walker will Perform Tracks from her upcoming CD “Love Misery” New York, NY – Gearing up for the release of her next studio album, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker and her band will be performing live at The Sidedoor Jazz Club in Old Lyme, CT on Friday August 8, 2014 performing a special pre-release ...

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings @ The Kitano Wed May 21st

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings @ The Kitano Wed May 21st

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Performs @ Jazz at the Kitano on Thursday February 13, 2014 The Kitano Hotel Jazz Bar & Lounge
66 Park Avenue @ 38th Street
(Grand Central Station)
New York NY 10016
Tel: (212) 885-7000
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm Sets
$15 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings A Pre-Valentine's Day Show At The Kitano Feb. 13th

Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings A Pre-Valentine's Day Show At The Kitano Feb. 13th

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Performs @ Jazz at the Kitano on Thursday February 13, 2014 The Kitano Hotel
Jazz Bar & Lounge
66 Park Avenue @ 38th Street (Grand Central Station)
New York NY 10016
Tel: (212) 885-7000
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm Sets
$15 Cover, $15 ...

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