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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Zarabande: El Toro

Read "El Toro" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Alfred “El Toro" Flores has been on the San Antonio music scene for more than 30 years, playing in a number of different bands and genres. He's also something of a multi-instrumentalist, in addition to marimba, he plays vibraphone, xylophone and guitar. El Toro reflects Zarabande's proclivity for his own brand of electrifying Latin jazz.

NEWS: RECORDING

"Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs," Cole's First Ballad Album In His 45-year Career, To Be Released Oct. 21

"Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs," Cole's First Ballad Album In His 45-year Career, To Be Released Oct. 21

Setting down roots in Pittsburgh two years ago has borne fruit for alto saxophonist Richie Cole in the form of his beautiful new album, Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs. The CD, his first all-ballads album, will be released on his Richie Cole Presents imprint on October 21. “I don’t play the saxophone, I sing the ...

NEWS: EVENT

Mexico City Jazz Tours with Jorge Canavati Announced

Mexico City Jazz Tours with Jorge Canavati Announced

Jorge Canavati, host of the “Jazz de Mexico” radio show featured on 91.7FM KRTU Trinity University Radio in jny: San Antonio has announced the Mexico City Jazz Tours project. An unprecedented and innovative culture and jazz tour of Mexico City, a top jazz center. The tour is a three day and two-night visit to jny: Mexico City ...

NEWS: EVENT

Shaken, Not Stirred: Texas Jazz Crooner Returns To Metropolitan Room With "A Saloon Jazz Mixology"

Shaken, Not Stirred: Texas Jazz Crooner Returns To Metropolitan Room With "A Saloon Jazz Mixology"

The number-one male jazz singer in the home of the Alamo returns to the Big Apple the first week of the New Year for his fourth headline appearance at the popular Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd Street. Ken Slavin’s new show, “Cocktails With Ken: A Saloon Jazz Mixology" is slated for Thursday, January 7, at 9:30 p.m. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Althea Rene’ Productions LLC Presents The Release Of New CD "Althea Rene' Live In Detroit"

Althea Rene’ Productions LLC Presents The Release Of New CD "Althea Rene' Live In Detroit"

LOS ANGELES – Making a smash hit debut, Althea Rene – Live In Detroit is crushing the competition across the globe with its’ killer production selection. Classical music trained Althea Rene’ has been climbing up the charts with her amazing flute skills over the last 10 years. With her critically acclaimed 6th project, Live In Detroit, she’s got international ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Austin Jazz Trumpeter Jeff Lofton Featured In Macy's American Icons Campaign

Austin Jazz Trumpeter Jeff Lofton Featured In  Macy's American Icons Campaign

jny: Austin-based jazz trumpeter and composer Jeff Lofton is featured in Macy's American Icons summer fashion campaign celebrating American landscapes and people. In addition to photos in the print campaign and an interview online, the campaign features video of the Jeff Lofton Trio at their long- running residency in the lounge at Ruth's Chris Steak House at 6th & Congress, in Austin. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rob Mazurek's São Paulo Underground at Jazz Gallery

Read "Rob Mazurek's São Paulo Underground at Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Rob Mazurek's São Paulo Underground and Black Cube SP
Jazz Gallery
New York, NY
April 11, 2015

The Jazz Gallery, in NYC's Flatiron District, provided an intimate and unassuming setting for Rob Mazurek's São Paulo Underground and Black Cube SP performance on April 11. The SPU trio, featuring ...

NEWS: TRENDS

The United Sates Of Events: America's Top Concert Going Cities By Genre

The United Sates Of Events: America's Top Concert Going Cities By Genre

Ticketing and event platform Eventbrite has released a list of America’s top event-going cities and the United States of Events, a visualization of the event-going trends in America's largest 25 cities. The company leveraged its platform of millions of events to zoom in on attendance themes. Overall Music Ticket Sales 1. jny: Austin
2. jny: San Francisco
3. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Howard McGhee: Howard McGhee West Coast 1945-1947

Read "Howard McGhee West Coast 1945-1947" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Bebop trumpet pioneer Howard McGhee has undergone a lengthy process of rediscovery and reassessment since his death in 1987. A one-time Downbeat Poll Winner (1947), it's probably not much of an exaggeration to say he had been largely forgotten, even by trumpet players. Yet Gunther Schuller (1989) and Scott DeVeaux (1997) soon published searching and sophisticated ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mike Brannon

Read "Take Five With Mike Brannon" reviewed by Mike Brannon

Meet Mike Brannon:
Having been born in jny: Atlanta and then lived in North Carolina growing up, those Southern roots were likely to blame when I started playing blues/rock guitar. But I soon discovered Wes Montgomery, Hank Garland, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow and finally Pat Martino. After attending Jackie King's Guitar Conservatory of the Southwest, ...