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NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro Releases Debut CD "In Terms Of..." with Jeff Clayton, Donald Brown and Carl Allen

Trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro Releases Debut CD "In Terms Of..." with Jeff Clayton, Donald Brown and Carl Allen

On February, 9th 2018 Sacramento CA native, trumpeter, composer, educator and arranger Joe Mazzaferro released his debut CD In Terms Of... on his own Joe Mazz Music label with special guest Jeff Clayton and featuring Donald Brown and Carl Allen! Joe Mazzaferro was raised in a musical household. As Joe states “both of my parents ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

The Michael Landau Liquid Quartet

Read "The Michael Landau Liquid Quartet" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Always free flowing and sometimes raging, The Michael Landau Liquid Quartet is currently traversing through Europe. The tour features stops in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic, and Italy.

I was quite fortunate to see and hear this powerful blues rock influenced band on January 27th in a pre tour show as part ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Multi-Woodwind Instrumentalist Will Boyd Releases Debut CD "Live At Red Piano Lounge"!

Multi-Woodwind Instrumentalist Will Boyd Releases Debut CD "Live At Red Piano Lounge"!

Queens New York born and Orangeburg, South Carolina raised multi-reed instrumentalist, composer and band leader Will Boyd makes a sizzling debut with the Will Boyd Music CD release of Live At The Red Piano Lounge recorded at his adopted hometown of Knoxville Tennessee's premier jazzroom and scheduled for a February 2018 release! It was as a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Drum Maestro Akira Tana Puts A Gorgeous Spin On The Brazilian Songbook With JAZZaNOVA

Drum Maestro Akira Tana  Puts A Gorgeous Spin On The Brazilian Songbook With JAZZaNOVA

AKIRA TANA didn’t have to go looking for Brazilian music as a young musician. An elite jazz drummer since the mid-1970s, he’s been immersed in the verdant hothouse of Brazil’s surging rhythms and sensuous melodies his entire career. His new album JAZZaNOVA, which is slated for release by Vega on March 1, 2018, reflects an abiding ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Simon Phillips Protocol at Catalina Jazz Club

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Simon Phillips Protocol
Catalina Jazz Club
Hollywood, CA
February 6, 2018

Early on, the very engaged crowd at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood knew we were in for a treat. Perhaps it was enough that drummer Simon Phillips and his quartet Protocol were ready to take the ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Leni Stern: Finally The Fame Has Come

Read "Leni Stern: Finally The Fame Has Come" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Leni Stern has long been a triumphant voice of inspiration. The truth and steadfast beauty of her lyrics and music has touched many hearts around the world.

Recognition is a slippery slope, especially when one is not seeking or prioritizing it. Stern has stayed true to her roots and focused her impressive compositions, vocals, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vijay Iyer at SFJAZZ

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Vijay Iyer
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
January 18, 19, 21, 2018

Vijay Iyer told a San Francisco audience at Herbst Theater that it is amazingly difficult to tour in the United States, by way of explaining why he did not perform in his former hometown more often. But, ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Tony Adamo Singer/Spoken Word Artist Signs With Ropeadope Records

Tony Adamo Singer/Spoken Word Artist Signs With Ropeadope Records

Louis Marks CEO at Ropeadope Records signs singer/songwriter/spoken word artist Tony Adamo. Tony Adamo's music producer Mike Clark has also been signed to Ropeadope Records. Mike Clark is of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters fame. Tony Adamo's first CD release on Ropeadope will be on October 19th, 2018. Jazz and the spoken word have always had a symbiotic relationship. Jack ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Surprises Abound In New As Is Release “Here’s To Life” Featuring Alan And Stacey Schulman Available February 16, 2018

Surprises Abound In New As Is Release “Here’s To Life” Featuring Alan And Stacey Schulman Available February 16, 2018

Here’s To Life is the newest CD by AS IS, featuring jazz guitarist ALAN SCHULMAN and jazz vocalist STACEY SCHULMAN. The CD is an eclectic mix of tunes that showcases Stacey’s versatile vocal stylings and Alan’s soulful acoustic and electric jazz guitar playing. Their debut CD, A Love Like Ours, was a duo project that hit #1 on the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Celebrates 10th Studio Album CD Release Concert On February 25, 2018 at A Frame Jazz

Virtuoso Flutist Lori Bell Celebrates 10th Studio Album CD Release Concert On February 25, 2018 at A Frame Jazz

blue(s) includes three originals plus renditions of classics by Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Oliver Nelson, Joni Mitchell and Miles Davis. Nine-track opus features vocalizations and accompaniment from guitarist Ron Satterfield. Record release show June 25 at Museum of Making Music (MoMM) in Carlsbad, CA. On February 25th 2018 virtuoso flutist, composer/arranger, and educator, Lori Bell will perform a CD ...