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Andrew Distel: It Only Takes Time

Read "It Only Takes Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When is the right time to release an album? That's a tough question, and a great one to open up for debate. But when you strip away all potential concerns both large and small, the answer stares you in the face: now is the right time. If the music is there, why wait? That's the honest ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chicago Vocalist And Trumpeter Andrew Distel Releases "It Only Takes Time," January 20, 2018 On Jerujazz Records

Chicago Vocalist And Trumpeter Andrew Distel Releases "It Only Takes Time," January 20, 2018 On Jerujazz Records

There’s something of a tradition of trumpet players who are also singers. Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Till Brönner and Jack Sheldon are certainly among the best known of the lot, but there are quite a few others, including Andrew Distel, a mainstay on the jny: Chicago jazz scene. The multi-talented singer, trumpet player, composer, and arranger releases ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Bassist / Composer / Producer / Educator Robert Hurst Signs With Dot Time Records!

Bassist / Composer / Producer / Educator Robert Hurst Signs With Dot Time Records!

Bassist/Composer/Producer/Educator
ROBERT HURST
Signs With Dot Time Records! New Release, Early 2017
BoB's Black Current Jam DOT TIME RECORDS ANNOUNCES SIGNING OF MULTI-AWARD WINNING BASSIST, ROBERT HURST! Dot Time Records is pleased to announce the signing of multiple Grammy and Emmy Award bassist, Robert Hurst. Robert, a Detroit native, has enjoyed a stellar ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sullivan Fortner: Aria

Read "Aria" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

New Orleans has produced a bumper crop of notable pianists over its long and storied history--Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, Dr. John, Ellis Marsalis, Henry Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Jon Batiste--and it's not done yet. Sullivan Fortner, a twenty-eight year old piano phenom who's been a hot topic since receiving ...

National Jazz Museum In Harlem Benefit Concert on June 10 with Dianne Reeves & Joe Lovano - Reserve Now!

National Jazz Museum In Harlem Benefit Concert on June 10 with Dianne Reeves & Joe Lovano - Reserve Now!

National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Benefit Concert - June 10 - 7:30PM
The Kaye Playhouse - Hunter College One Week Away! Make Reservations Now! Featuring Dianne Reeves and the Joe Lovano Classic Quartet! Honoring Reggie Workman & Albert Maysles (In Memoriam) and the Maysles Institute $35 & $55 ($20 - Seniors & Students) 2015 GALA BENEFIT ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz this week: Peter Martin & Federico González Peña, Byron Stripling, and more

Jazz this week: Peter Martin & Federico González Peña, Byron Stripling, and more

This week's calendar of jazz and creative music in St. Louis includes a duo concert pairing two prolific pianists, a return visit from a top trumpeter, three different big band performances, and more. Let's go to the highlights... Thursday, February 26 Pianist Kara Baldus, guitarist William Lenihan, and drummer Steve Davis will play a free concert for the Jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dianne Reeves At The Belfast Festival 2014

Read "Dianne Reeves At The Belfast Festival 2014" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Dianne Reeves
Belfast Festival
Belfast, N. Ireland
October 26, 2014

Dianne Reeves' first visit to jny: Belfast coincided with her first album in five years. For some artists, say Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny or John Zorn, a gap of half a decade between releases would be spoken of in reverential ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

"Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60" Tour Band Celebrates Iconic Rhode Island Festival

In Montreal, Ottawa, Rochester, Saratoga and Newport in June and August NEWPORT, RI – In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the world- renowned Newport Jazz Festival (August 1-3, 2014), the “Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60” Tour sets out on the second leg of its journey with stops in Montreal and Ottawa in Canada as well as Rochester and Saratoga in ...

Take Five With Otmar Binder

Read "Take Five With Otmar Binder" reviewed by Otmar Binder

Meet Otmar Binder:

I live in Vienna, Austria and work mainly as an theater accompanist. This includes writing film music and songwriting for myself as well as others. As a piano teacher, I focus on songwriting and piano playing for singers and actors.

Instrument(s):

Piano and vocals.

Teachers and/or influences?

I ...

Christian McBride & Inside Straight: People Music

Read "People Music" reviewed by J Hunter

Musicians create bands for many things: To gather like-minded artists together, or to achieve some grand artistic vision; Christian McBride created Inside Straight to get a gig. It seems Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon loved McBride but wouldn't book him with his regular, fusion-heavy outfit--or, as Gordon put it, “that rock 'n' roll band." Necessity is ...