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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzdor Berlin 2019

Read "Jazzdor Berlin 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Kulturbrauerei, Kesselhaus
Jazzdor Berlin
Berlin
June 4-7, 2019

Jazzdor Berlin is one of the few truly, consistently and enduring European minded and spirited jazz festival events around—an initiative taken by Phillip Ochem, the artistic leader of the Strasbourg festival Jazzdor, more than a decade ago.

Long breath Unlike other ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian Simpson: Just What You Need

Read "Just What You Need" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

The raison d'être behind Brian Simpson's Just What You Need is not as audacious as to reshape jazz as we know it, but to provide some easy listening while we're waiting. The ambitions here are a bit more modest as Simpson, who is best known as Dave Koz's bandleader, brings together an accomplished crew of studio ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

2012 Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival Entertainment Line Up

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary Foundation, Inc., producers of the annual Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival (KMJF), announced that the line up for the 2012 festival, which will take place along the banks of the upper Milwaukee River at Riverside Park in West Bend, Wis., Sept. 7—Sept. 8, is set.

Tickets for the 2012 KMJF are now ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Brown / Marc Antoine: Foreign Exchange

Read "Foreign Exchange" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

When two jazz guitarists of different styles, George Benson and Earl Klugh, came together, it was hailed as a success. The formula also worked for Lee Ritenour and Larry Carlton. Now, Paul Brown and Marc Antoine attempt to capture that flair with Foreign Exchange.

California native Brown is, perhaps, one of the most ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Paul Brown & Marc Antoine Release New Album

Paul Brown & Marc Antoine Release New Album

Smooth Jazz Guitarists Paul Brown & Marc Antoine's new collaboration CD Foreign Exchange hits stores this week. The new album produced by Brown, co-produced by Antoine features guest performances by some of the genre’s most acclaimed artists (including Jessy J and keyboardists Philippe Saisse and Gregg Karukas). The collection brings out the best in both guitarists as ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Peak Records Set to Release New Paul Brown & Marc Antoine Album

Peak Records Set to Release New Paul Brown & Marc Antoine Album

Peak label-mates and superstar guitarists Paul Brown and Marc Antoine are set to release Foreign Exchange – a stylistically diverse collaboration album, available next week (4.7) on CD and digitally via Peak Records (Concord Music Group). Having performed together at ‘Paul Brown’s Guitar Night’ in 2008, two-time GRAMMY® Award winner Brown, who was in the early stages ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Marc Antoine: Inspiration

Read "Marc Antoine: Inspiration" reviewed by Katrina-Kasey Wheeler

Since his emergence onto the jazz scene in the mid-1990s, Parisian-born guitarist Marc Antoine has left his mark with his classical soul vibe. He is revered for both his impressive expertise on the guitar, and the European influence infused throughout his music. He has become a fixture in the smooth jazz community throughout the years and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marc Antoine: Hi - Lo Split

Read "Hi - Lo Split" reviewed by Susan Lozinak

Marc Antoine, who hails from Paris, France, has been playing the guitar since the age of eleven, when he began studying classical music. By seventeen, his interests spread to include jazz, rock and pop. Hi- Lo Split may sound a little “Las Vegas, but rest assured there is no glitz or glam to be found.

ARTICLE: CONTEMPORARY VIBES

Marc Antoine: A Mediterraneo Life

Read "Marc Antoine: A Mediterraneo Life" reviewed by Cheryl Hughey

Life in Madrid can be pretty carefree. You start your evening at about 9:30 p.m. with dinner and finish it off with light drinks at midnight. After heading to the clubs at about 2:30 a.m., you will party all night long . . . unless you are the father of a college student and a thirteen-month-old ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marc Antoine: Cruisin'

Read "Cruisin'" reviewed by Philip Songa

Consider his name and you'll most likely guess that he is French. Listen to his music and you'd be forgiven for mistaking him to be Latin American. This mystery man is French jazz guitar man Marc Antoine (not to be confused with Puerto Rican crooner Marc Anthony). I was introduced to the sound of Marc Antoine ...