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Los Angeles Based Independent Jazz Label, BFM Jazz, Wins Five Grammys

Los Angeles Based Independent Jazz Label, BFM Jazz, Wins Five Grammys

BFM JAZZ is a boutique record label based in Los Angeles that garnered six Grammy nominations and turned them into five wins this past Sunday. In the company’s brief, nine-year existence, they’ve put out 27 projects that have accumulated 17 nominations collectively. In 2018, BFM Jazz released just three projects. All three received nominations and all ...

NEWS: RECORDING

It's A Bird, It's A Plane... It's Superheroes! Randy Waldman's Jazz Superheroes-Packed CD On BFM Jazz, September 21, 2018

It's A Bird, It's A Plane... It's Superheroes! Randy Waldman's Jazz Superheroes-Packed CD On BFM Jazz, September 21, 2018

Randy Waldman's career spans more than 40 years, and he’s performed and toured with many of the biggest names in the jazz, pop and R&B worlds. His work can be heard on hundreds of movies, television shows, and albums. Randy has been Barbra Streisand's pianist and musical director for over 30 years and is featured on many ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer, Vocalist And Humorist Dave Tull's Highly Anticipated CD, "Texting And Driving," Releases On Toy Car Records

Drummer, Vocalist And Humorist Dave Tull's Highly Anticipated CD, "Texting And Driving," Releases On Toy Car Records

Dave Tull is a witty observer of the trials and tribulations of everyday life … especially the life of a professional musician. Tull is a veteran drummer who, among his many credits, performed in Chuck Mangione’s band for 10 years and accompanied Barbra Streisand on three of her most recent tours. Although Tull has been playing for ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

George Benson and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra at Mesa Arts Center

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George Benson and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra
Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, Arizona
January 21, 2015

Guitarist-vocalist George Benson performed two straight hours of soul-satisfying and totally thrilling music that reprised his five decades of hits in jazz and pop- contemporary music acclaim. The non-stop set ranged from his 1964 jazz albums debut ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

George Benson: Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole

Read "Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Million-selling, hugely popular and readily recognisable jazz artists are a bit thin on the ground these days. So when one such giant records a tribute to another it's something of an event. George Benson's Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole certainly falls into that category: an album of songs from one of the biggest stars ...

John Williams' Jazz

Read "John Williams' Jazz" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The idea for this edition of Old, New, Borrowed and Blue isn't new. The seeds were actually sown with an experience I had a few years back. About four years ago, I was writing for a different jazz publication and I received a package of recordings in the mail. This parcel contained the usual mixture of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

30th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

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30th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
April 23-May 3, 2009

Now in its 30th year, the Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland has always prided itself as much on its educational offerings as its concerts. The festival's Web site touts it as “the largest educational jazz festival in the country." This emphasis on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Randy Waldman: UnReel

Read "UnReel" reviewed by Jim Santella

Baby Boomers know these songs. We grew up with 'em. Randy Waldman has placed songs from television and motion pictures into jazz surroundings. It's been done before, and it's always a welcome scene. Waldman's piano leads most of the session, and his guests certainly know jazz. He plays both trumpet and piano on “Leave It To ...