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NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Guitarist Trey Wright releases solo effort, Begin Again

Atlanta's jazz guitar master Trey Wright has released his latest solo effort, “Begin Again". Mr. Wright puts together a moving group of songs inspired by his recovery from a depressive episode in 2016 and dedicated to ex-band mate the late Carl Lindberg (Squat, Grogus, Ok Skool Trio). ”Begin Again" also features Marc Miller (bass: The Atlanta ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Harry Connick, Jr. at Johnny Mercer Theatre

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Harry Connick, Jr.
Johnny Mercer Theatre
New Orleans Tricentennial Tour
Savannah, GA
December 9, 2018

With numerous Grammy and Emmy awards and Tony nominations, Harry Connick, Jr. is a star of sound, screen, and stage, lauded by universities and his loyal fan base. “Star" is not ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Joe Gransden's Big Band At Cafe 290

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Joe Gransden's Big Band
Cafe 290
Atlanta, GA
December 3, 2018

At a private evening in Atlanta, Kenny Banks played a 1912 Steinway B piano and Joe Gransden played his grandfather's trumpet and a fluegelhorn he has owned since childhood. In between Christmas tunes there was an interesting and enlightening question and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018

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Atlanta Jazz Festival
Atlanta, GA
May 26-27, 2018

The Atlanta Jazz Festival prides itself on being one of the largest free jazz festivals in the United States. The 41st edition took place under a forbidding forecast of heavy rainstorms: the event announcements made a big point of stating that the festival was ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Chinita Tate-Burroughs

Not even the forecast of rain for memorial day weekend could keep thousands of devoted jazz listeners away from the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival held in Piedmont Park.

This year's 41st annual Atlanta Jazz festival highlighted a lineup on Saturday that featured women performers of which included Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Social ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fly Away Butterfly, New Album by Carol Albert

Fly Away Butterfly, New Album by Carol Albert

Reviewed by Kabir Sehgal, New York Times bestselling author and Multi-Grammy Award winning producer Every so often, an artist comes along that makes you reimagine the possibilities of music. With Fly Away Butterfly
 Album, Carol Albert delivers a seminal and sizzling contribution to the artistic sphere, blending lively melodies with thoughtful and refined arrangements. Every song presents ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Composer/Keyboardist Carol Albert Keeps Her Career Momentum And Positive Vibes Flowing On A Vibrant Re-imagining Of The Al Jarreau Classic “one Way”

Composer/Keyboardist Carol Albert Keeps Her Career Momentum And Positive Vibes Flowing On A Vibrant Re-imagining Of The Al Jarreau Classic “one Way”

By Jonathan Widran, Music Connection and Jazziz Magazine A few months after energizing smooth jazz radio with her vibrant, optimistic early 2017 single “On My Way,” Atlanta based composer, keyboardist and vocalist Carol Albert keeps the positive, optimistic vibes and the momentum flowing with her fresh and vibrant re- imagining of legendary singer Al Jarreau’s classic “One Way.” The ...

NEWS: CAREER

NYC Vocalist Jumps Into Atlanta Scene; Looks For Ways To Serve

NYC Vocalist Jumps Into Atlanta Scene; Looks For Ways To Serve

Critically acclaimed jazz and blues singer/composer Eileen Howard has relocated to Atlanta and says she already loves it. She moved from the Upper West Side of Manhattan just a month ago and can be heard around town singing at jazz and blues jams. Howard is looking forward to getting more involved in the local Atlanta music ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Faun and a Pan Flute: Traffic

Read "Traffic" reviewed by Dave Wayne

jny: Atlanta, the home of OutKast, CeeLo Green, Usher, and really the whole “Dirty South" hip hop thing, is not a place normally associated with bands that play super-complex all-original instrumental art-rock. So, you may have to pinch yourself when you hear Traffic by Atlanta-based prog-rockers Faun and a Pan Flute. And to be totally frank, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Louis Heriveaux: Triadic Episode

Read "Triadic Episode" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Where has Louis Heriveaux been hiding? That's the first question/thought that pops into the head after hearing this music. But truth be told, Heriveaux hasn't been hiding at all. We--the jazz public at large--just haven't had enough exposure to his talent(s). Heriveaux has racked up sideman credits with major jazz figures like guitarist Russell Malone and ...