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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jason Moran: All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller

Read "All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Jason Moran is an artist who is not afraid to look back while constantly pressing forward. The 2010 MacArthur Fellow is a leading jazz pianist with moments of kinetic energy, agility, and sensitivity, the likes of his one-time teacher, the great Jaki Byard. Whether performing with varied ensembles and musicians, bringing new perspectives as the Artistic ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Zara McFarlane: If You Knew Her

Read "If You Knew Her" reviewed by Phil Barnes

In the current short term, fast buck, major label A&R climate Brownswood stand out like a beacon for the way that they back and develop their artists. Perhaps the different ethos comes from the top, Gilles Peterson is the label boss after all, but in any event less sensitive hands might not have allowed a talent ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Leron Thomas: Zen-Mode Humor

Read "Leron Thomas: Zen-Mode Humor" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes

The chances of four people conducting a Google search on Leron Thomas that result in all four of them to make the same conclusion about the trumpeter is low. While certain facts--like his time at High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) in Houston and The New School in New York--will remain true, arguments ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Leron Thomas: Dirty Draws, Vol. 3

Leron Thomas: Dirty Draws, Vol. 3

The trumpeter, singer, bandleader and provocateur Leron Thomas, a New Yorker originally from Houston, isn't making it easy on himself. His records, self-produced and often underproduced, are hard to sum up, and that's the point. They're perverse and searching and sketchy and sometimes quite lovely: straight-ahead jazz— he is a serious improviser, rhythmically strong and controlled in ballads—as well as ...

NEWS: EVENT

Leron Thomas CD Release Party at 92Y Tribeca on August 6th

Leron Thomas CD Release Party at 92Y Tribeca on August 6th

Leron Thomas delivers volume 3 of his Dirty Draws series with a CD Release Party at 92Y Tribeca—Saturday, August 6th at 9pm. Bringing his signature style of genre crossing antics, this new music will make for an incredible live show fusing humor and compositional prowess. Featuring; Yayo Serka-drums, Mark Kelley-bass, Theo Hill- keys, Jean-Christophe Milliard-guitar and Leron Thomas- vocals/trumpet. Tickets are $10 online and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Leron Thomas / 6 Figures / Logan Richardson at 92Y on February 18

Leron Thomas / 6 Figures / Logan Richardson at 92Y on February 18

Leron Thomas presents a mixed genre event at 92Y Tribeca on Friday February 18. The three artist bill showcases the spirited post-bop talents of Logan Richardson featured with an incredible line up; Keyon Harrold, Sam Harris, Burniss Earl Travis and Bram Kincheloe. The amazingly fun, high energy funk band 6 Figures includes; Louis Cato, Nozomi Yamaguchi, DJ Ginyard, Corey Bernhard, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Leron Thomas performs at Jason Moran's 713 → 212 songwriter event on January 14th

Leron Thomas performs at Jason Moran's 713 → 212 songwriter event on January 14th

Featuring an array of Houston born talent, Leron Thomas showcases his songwriting diversity with material from his recent independently released album; Juxtaposed alongside some highly anticipated party favorites. Thomas leads a band of well respected artists; Jason Moran, Mark Kelley, Josh Mease, Kendrick Scott and Nicole Hurst for a night that is sure to be one to remember. Jason Moran Presents ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New album by Leron Thomas - "Juxtaposed"

New album by Leron Thomas - "Juxtaposed"

Leron Thomas presents an eclectic range of musical statements on his latest album Juxtaposed. Always keeping listeners on their toes, Thomas always delivers fun, intelligent and reflective discourse that represents the current moment. Download the free MP3 available at All About Jazz (see right). Juxtaposed is available at cdbaby.com.

About Leron Thomas

Leron Thomas' musical journey began in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Dodenhoff Session

The Dodenhoff Session

As a free download on amiestreet.com Leron Thomas released The Dodenhoff Session September 14, 2009. Free- as a partial reaction to the current state of the recording industry, but more so as a way to deliver real music to people who seek it. The three track EP embodies genre-crossing of past times, when artists didn't seek ...