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Flutist Andrea Brachfeld & Her Quartet Insight To Perform At The Triad Theater, NYC, Monday, June 18

Flutist Andrea Brachfeld & Her Quartet Insight To Perform At The Triad Theater, NYC, Monday, June 18

Flutist/composer Andrea Brachfeld will perform a CD release show for her new Jazzheads recording, If Not Now, When?, at the Triad Theater on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Monday, June 18 at 9:30pm. The “incredible clarity of purpose” Brachfeld gained after spending 2016 in deep introspection about her life and music generated the nine original compositions ...

Andrea Brachfeld: If Not Now, When?

Read "If Not Now, When?" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Of all of the necessary tools associated with the creative process, the most overlooked may simply be space to think and grow. While the mile-a-minute, multi-tasking mentality that dominates in modern society makes it difficult to find said breathing room, musicians occasionally need to take a step back to fuel their artistic impulses. Flutist Andrea Brachfeld ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Flutist Andrea Brachfeld's Virtuosity As Instrumentalist & Composer Manifested On "If Not Now, When?," Set For May 18 Release By Jazzheads Records

Flutist Andrea Brachfeld's Virtuosity As Instrumentalist & Composer Manifested On "If Not Now, When?," Set For May 18 Release By Jazzheads Records

The “incredible clarity of purpose” flutist-composer Andrea Brachfeld gained after spending 2016 in deep introspection about her life and music generated the nine original compositions on her exhilarating new album If Not Now, When?, which is set for May 18 release by Jazzheads Records. The quartet outing, featuring the dynamic rhythm section of pianist, arranger, co-composer, ...

Five Women (plus Two) – MJ Territo, Laura Campisi, Mari Nobre, Janet Lawson, Dominique Eade, Jocelyn Medina, Katie Thiroux

Read "Five Women (plus Two) – MJ Territo, Laura Campisi, Mari Nobre, Janet Lawson, Dominique Eade, Jocelyn Medina, Katie Thiroux" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

MJ Territo
Ladies Day
Jolly Molly Records
2017

Vocalist Mj Territo celebrates all things women on her ambitious and overdue Ladies Day. Territo noted the number of compositions that she loved were written by women. So, taking that fact and assembling an all-women's band, Territo creates the trifecta of celebration. The ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Andrea Brachfeld

Read "Take Five with Andrea Brachfeld" reviewed by Andrea Brachfeld

Meet Andrea Brachfeld:
Flutist Andrea Brachfeld, a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music, and recent recipient of the “Best Jazz Flute" award from Hot House Magazine, began her musical career at 16 and has associated with Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Hubert Laws, Nestor Torres, Dave Valentin, Paquito D'Rivera, Wycliffe Gordon and Wallace Roney, ...

NEWS: TV / FILM

Jazz & Blues Television Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Jazz & Blues TV, the exciting, ground-breaking new “smart” platform for live music to launch in May with high-calibre artists led by Paulette McWilliams (Jazz) and more in the Blues, Soul, RnB, Gospel, and Latin genres lined up to appear. You can support our fundraising effort at Indiegogo. Torquay, United Kingdom: Some of the greatest live music in ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2012

Read "R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2012" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

A ton of fine music came out in 2012, like most years, making these year-end lists very difficult. A lot we don't get to hear, so that limits some. For example, I've not yet heard the 2012 disks of drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Christian Scott or guitarist John McLaughlin and the Fourth Dimension. Having seen each ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Andrea Brachfeld: Lady of the Island

Read "Lady of the Island" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Flautist Andrea Brachfeld has always professed an affinity for jazz and, though her background clearly demonstrates varied musical tastes, she has always been a hard bop musician at the core. Lady of the Island is the realization of a dream where the music selected reflects the jazz styles that tugs at her heart the most. Begun ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Andrea Brachfeld

Read "Take Five With Andrea Brachfeld" reviewed by Andrea Brachfeld

Meet Andrea Brachfeld:
Flutist, composer, arranger, producer, educator, business owner, Andrea Brachfeld, is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. Study with Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath, George Coleman and Mike Longo helped her develop her own improvisational style.

Her breakthrough performance as the flutist ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Andrea Brachfeld: Lady Of The Island

Read "Lady Of The Island" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Andrea Brachfeld's association with Charanga '76, Wayne Wallace, Tipica Ideal, Tito Puente and many others helped to establish her as the first flute lady of Latin jazz, but that designation, while flattering, is limiting. Lady Of The Island posits that she's actually been a closeted straight ahead player all along. For her fifth leader date, and ...