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NEWS: CONTEST

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University And The Nu Jazz Agency Announce The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In Huntington, West Virginia

Marshall University, a leading institution of higher education in West Virginia, and the Nu Jazz Agency, have announced the winners of the inaugural 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition held on June 22- 23, 2018 in Huntington, WV (U.S.A.). Ben Paterson (Philadelphia, PA) wonFirst Place; Rina Yamazaki (Saitama, Japan) won Second Place & The Nu ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. To Release His 4th CD, "The Quest: Live At APC," November 11

Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. To Release His 4th CD, "The Quest: Live At APC," November 11

The Quest: Live at APC is the latest recorded chapter in composer/pianist Enoch Smith Jr.’s ongoing search to find a seamless synthesis of jazz and gospel and a balance between the spiritual and technical aspects of his creativity. Smith’s 4th CD as a leader and first live date will be released by his Misfitme Music label ...

Luis Perdomo: Montage

Read "Montage" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The highest praise you can give to a recording by a solo performer is that the music was made just for your ears. Pianist Luis Perdomo's Montage gives just that impression. It's easy to imagine these fifteen tracks were played in your living room, or automobile, for that matter. 

After releasing seven discs as ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Hot Tone Music To Release New CDs By Bassist Mimi Jones & Pianist Luis Perdomo, May 13

Hot Tone Music To Release New CDs By Bassist Mimi Jones & Pianist Luis Perdomo, May 13

Hot Tone Music, the artist-run label founded by bassist /composer Mimi Jones in 2009, announces the simultaneous release on May 13 of new CDs by Jones (Feet in the Mud) and pianist/composer Luis Perdomo (Montage). Perdomo’s Montage is his eighth album as a leader but the first solo piano recording in his distinguished career. After he’d begun ...

Luis Perdomo: Twenty-Two

Read "Twenty-Two" reviewed by Dave Wayne

There are so many really good jazz piano trio albums bouncing around of late, that it's truly unusual to hear something that stands out these days. The first few tracks of Luis Perdomo's seventh album as a leader, Twenty-Two, are as technically accomplished and downright pretty as anything out there, but they struck me as less ...

Luis Perdomo: Twenty-Two

Read "Twenty-Two" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In 1993, a twenty-two year old pianist named Luis Perdomo left Venezuela and arrived in New York City, eager to further his education and pursue his musical dreams. Now, twenty-two years later, Perdomo can certainly look back with a sense of accomplishment, having made a significant impact on the scene through his leader dates and important ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

2015 JJA Jazz Awards Honor Musical Excellence Randy Weston Praised For Lifetime Achievement

2015 JJA Jazz Awards Honor Musical Excellence Randy Weston Praised For Lifetime Achievement

jny: NEW YORK – The Jazz Journalists Association has announced winners of its 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for musical excellence in calendar year 2014 (see winners below), and released details about its annual public Jazz Awards party, at the Blue Note Jazz Club, 131 W. 3rd St., NYC, on June 16, from 3 pm to 5:30 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bassist/Composer Mimi Jones Announces New Tour Dates

Bassist/Composer Mimi Jones Announces New Tour Dates

For bassist/composer Mimi Jones, the release one year ago of her second CD Balance accomplished several goals. It tested her mettle as a businesswoman, as the CD was released on the Hot Tone Music label she’d founded in 2009. It highlighted her propensity for collaboration and support of other indie jazz musicians, particularly women, as Hot ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Jakob Baekgaard's Best Releases of 2014

Read "Jakob Baekgaard's Best Releases of 2014" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

2014 proved to be another fruitful year for jazz. The artists on this list represent many different musical directions, but that is the wonder of jazz. It is so many things and the world would indeed be poorer if the idiom was restricted to one particular sound. These artists all have a fresh approach to the ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Hot Tone Music Release's Three New CD's

Hot Tone Music Release's Three New CD's

Mimi Jones is the label founder and a N.Y.C. native, bassist, vocalist, composer and producer! Her new Balance CD release is a blend of genre's of classic and contemporary jazz, edgy soul and even a rock element. Balance stands firmly in its leaders dedication of “creating great music of today"! With Balance, Mimi's universal music heritage is ...