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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Laurence Hobgood: Tesseterra

Read "Tesseterra" reviewed by Roger Farbey

"Jazz with strings" is a phrase that sometimes invokes a heart-sink feeling amongst reviewers. Happily this is not one of those occasions. Laurence Hobgood has released a half dozen records under his own name but many more for vocalist Kurt Elling with whom he's been musical director, co-producer and accompanist for over twenty years. During that ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Monterey on Tour In BR, Wayne and More

Read "Monterey on Tour In BR, Wayne and More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Monterey on Tour came to Baton Rouge March 28, 2019 @ the Manship Theatre & what a lineup: Cecile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura, Jamison Ross...Whew. It's good & we've got tracks from all of them right here, as well as a deep dive to the vault, Sonny Rollins first recording ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Hanksgiving: Jazz Tributes to Hank Williams

Read "Hanksgiving: Jazz Tributes to Hank Williams" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Do you sympathize with the plight of the turkeys? Do family reunions bring you anxiety? Then forget about Thanksgiving! Mondo Jazz is here to help you switch to Hanksgiving, with two hours of Jazz tributes to the great Hank Williams, the only singer who is more American than pumpkin pie!

This week we have ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Arianna Neikrug

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Arianna is a jazz/pop vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and recent Concord Music Group recording artist currently stationed in New York City. She graduated with a bachelor of music degree in Studio Music and Jazz (vocal) performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in May of 2015. Arianna has already made her mark in the jazz world. She was the winner of the 2015 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (the "Sassy" Awards) and has shared the stage with various artists including Steve Miller, Alice Cooper, Kenny Burrell, Neil Young, Al Jarreau, Mindy Abair, James Moody, George Benson, Karrin Allyson, Gretchen Parlato, and Roseanna Vitro

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Laurence Hobgood

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on Laurence Hobgood

This week, let's take a look at some videos featuring pianist Laurence Hobgood, who's coming to St. Louis to perform with his trio on Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6 at Jazz at the Bistro. Known widely for his more than 20 years as musical director for singer Kurt Elling, Hobgood split from Elling at the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carter Calvert: It's A Man's World

Read "It's A Man's World" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Sophistication, sultry and a powerhouse--though these words are often used in description of jazz vocalists, in this case it is actually true. Carter Calvert spots a six octave voice that is well-rounded, precisely tuned, and can grit and shine with the best of them. Carter is not a newbie by any sense of the word. Calvert ...

NEWS: EVENT

"Find A Heart" February 9-13 With 2016 Best Jazz Vocal Grammy Nominee Denise Donatelli

"Find A Heart" February 9-13 With 2016 Best Jazz Vocal Grammy Nominee Denise Donatelli

Denise Donatelli, who garnered her third consecutive GRAMMY Nomination this year in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for her latest recording, Find A Heart, will take us on a “Big Noise/New York” tour of Manhattan with performances at five different jazz venues. Donatelli will perform with her superb band featuring Laurence Hobgood, piano; Lage Lund, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist/Composer John Wojciechowski's "Focus" Due For Sept. 18 Release By Origin Records

Saxophonist/Composer John Wojciechowski's "Focus" Due For Sept. 18 Release By Origin Records

Tenor, alto, and soprano saxophonist John Wojciechowski has been a mainstay of jny: Chicago's world-class jazz scene since his arrival from jny: Detroit in 2002, forging close alliances with first-call musicians such as pianist Ryan Cohan, bassist Dennis Carroll, and drummer Dana Hall. Those players happen to be the members of his tightly-knit working quartet, who ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson at Jazz at Kitano

Read "Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson at Jazz at Kitano" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson
Jazz at Kitano
New York, NY
April 19, 2014

Some relationships are beyond close, bordering on the sacred. There's the strong bond between husband and wife, the high level of trust between friend and confidant, and, perhaps most interestingly, the intimate connection between singer and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kurt Elling: 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project

Read "1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Brill Building holds a special place in popular music history, not just because of the songs crafted within its walls, but also because of what it has come to represent. The ideal of the Brill Building is associated with songs that soundtrack the lives and loves of millions of people around the world. Singer Kurt ...