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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

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: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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, ...

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 ...

Darren English: Imagine Nation

Read "Imagine Nation" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

South African trumpeter Darren English (now living in Atlanta) makes an impressive debut on Imagine Nation, a mix of originals and standards. The album's centerpiece is formed by three compositions that are part of a suite paying tribute to freedom fighter Nelson Mandela. The title tune opens the album, an anthemic piece played by English with ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Lions, The Bosman Twins, Roar At The Velvet Note on May 8th

Jazz Lions, The Bosman Twins, Roar At The Velvet Note on May 8th

The Bosman Twins at the The Velvet Note in Atlanta on May 8th Whether it’s the Bosman Twins’ longevity as jazz masters, classically trained musicians, or their charismatic and engaging entertaining style, The Bosman Twins always leave their fans wanting more. The multi award winning brothers are nationally and internationally renowned at high profile private events, to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"No Small Thing" Is A Big Deal

"No Small Thing" Is A Big Deal

Blue Canoe Records latest release from J-Mood slashes across genres from pop to rock to heartwarming contemporary jazz and deliver rich, mood lifting melody to every listener. No Small Thing is the second release on Blue Canoe Records and is a captivating compilation of covers and intelligent, home-grown numbers that expose the brilliance of the Carrozza clan. Mrs. Jennifer Carrozza is classically ...