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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Branford Marsalis Quartet at Jazz Standard

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Branford Marsalis Quartet
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
February 20, 2019

The Branford Marsalis Quartet came into jny: New York's Jazz Standard in late February to showcase The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul, their first new album release in seven years and, in marking the special ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Leonisa Ardizzone

Raised by Italian opera lovers, Ardizzone began studying music at age 4 – first piano and voice, then violin at age 8 and oboe in high school. In her twenties, she found jazz. While music was her deep love, Ardizzone’s curiosity and zest for life took her on a wild and impulse-driven journey of exploration and learning. Ardizzone has always lived her life in “Yes!” and thus rarely backs down from an opportunity for discovery. She became a biologist and then a science educator, eventually getting a doctorate from Columbia University in International Peace Education. During her studies and subsequent work as a professor and non-profit executive, Leonisa played jazz gigs at New York City clubs including Sweet Rhythm, Iridium, Danny’s, the Duplex, and the Kitano. The Leonisa Ardizzone Quartet formed in 1997 and released two critically acclaimed CDs, Afraid of the Heights in 2007 and the scent of bitter almonds in 2009

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David Janeway

David Janeway was born in Rochester, New York but moved to Detroit at age five. He began studying classical piano at the age of six. Early influences included Harold McKinney, Marcus Belgrave, Bill Evans and Denny Zeitlin. After moving to New York City in 1978, Janeway studied with the late Albert Dailey for two years. During this time he worked and recorded with Angel Canales and Orchestra Sabor along with other latin and jazz artists. Janeway's compositions and improvisations reveal an intensely dedicated and sensitive individual. With his driving power and intricate rhythms he is an artist with an undeniably unique voice

NEWS: RECORDING

Outside In Music Launches 2019 Label Showcase Of NYC Rising Stars!

Jazz record label and media company Outside in Music launches its third iteration of the “Outside in Experience” in collaboration with Long Island City Recording Studio Pinch Recording. The “Outside in Experience” is a label showcase that features bandleaders from the label’s rapidly growing catalog of jazz’s brightest up and comers from all different corners of ...

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Kenta Shimakawa

Since age 15, Kenta Shimakawa has been chasing the exhilarating potential of improvised jazz. His compositions juxtapose that energy against the jarring timbres of modern metal, resulting in a unique sound that exudes intensity. Education & TinderGodz In 2014, Kenta moved to New York City to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music. In addition to studying the sounds of M-Base and 20th century/chromatic harmony, he encountered a whole world of talented and upcoming guitarists. Inspired and determined to develop his own sound, Kenta sought the mentorship of accomplished visionaries such as Andy Milne, Kirk Nurock, and Nir Felder

Gabriele Donati

Jazz bass player active in NY, since 1996. Gabriele has played with Ehud Asherie, Harry Allen, Jason Brown, Lawrence Leathers, Michael Kanan, Fukushi Tainaka, Steve Williams, Pete Van Nostrand, Grant Stewart, etc.

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Guy Paz

Drummer, Composer, and Producer Guy Paz is one of the most accomplished musical voices emerging on the Israeli and US jazz, indie, funk, folk, pop, soul and R&B music scenes today. In his short time in the United States, Mr. Paz has gained international recognition as one of the most exciting and unique artists in the NYC music scene. Mr. Paz has recorded, performed and toured with many world renowned musicians and bands such as: Daryl Johns (Goodfight, The Lemon Twigs, Macy Gray), Nick Rashad Burroughs (“Kinky Boots”), Daniel Carter (William Parker, Federico Ughi, “Test”), Dida Pelled (Roy Hargrove, Gregory Hutchinson, Helik Hadar, Sam Yahel), Yuval Cohen (3 Cohens, Lee Konitz, Lew Soloff, Arnie Lawrence), Tamika Lawrence, Modern Diet, Mustardmind, Elizabeth Wyld, Courtney McKenna, and Naama Gheber

Rina Yamazaki

Rina is a jazz piano player and composer originally from Saitama, Japan. She is currently based in New York City. After studying at Kunitachi College of Music in Japan she was awarded a full scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Rina’s achievements include second place winner along with the Nu Jazz Agency’s Chico & Lupe O’Farrill Award for Best Original Composition during the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition 2018. She also won third place in the 7 virtual jazz club 2018 competition. She was nominated as “Jazz Artist of the year” by Boston Music Awards 2018

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Anna Kolchina

Anna Kolchina's mellow seductive voice has been heard around the world. Born in the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan and graduate of the St. Petersburg State University of Cultural Arts, Anna has since performed and recorded with world class musicians from Russia, Europe and USA. In 2015, Anna's debut album “Street of Dreams” was recorded with the world famous Italian jazz pianist Massimo Farao's trio in Turin, Italy. She signed under Japan based jazz label, Venus Records. Venus Records is one of the largest and respected jazz label, which is adored by many audiophiles around the world

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

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With each passing year, Winter JazzFest--New York's premiere jazz festival--has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...