Content by tag "Jazz Folk"

Amanda Tovalin

Originally from Mexico City, Amanda Tovalin is a singer, violinist and composer. Her music could be considered genreless although it does has profound roots on jazz and latin american folk music. In 2014, Amanda Tovalin recorded her first album "Amanda Tovalin" (Jazz Collective), generating positive national and international reviews. Her second production "Punto de partida (Starting Point)" turned out No.1 of the 2015's albums by the magazine Sin Embargo MX and generating great reviews in media such as Rolling Stone MX. She is currently working in "Crónicas (Chronicles)", her third album, to be out in 2019

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Mike Lorenz

Mike Lorenz, guitarist/composer/educator, hails from Bethlehem, PA where he is a member of the music faculty at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. Since 2007, Mike has kept a busy schedule as a freelancing performer, leading his trio/quartet in performance up-and-down the Northeast Corridor. He has held a residency at Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA, recently rated the best brewery in PA and one of the top 50 breweries in the world, for 7 years. His first album, Of the Woods, was released in 2012 and features pianist Matt Mitchell, saxophonist Mike Cemprola, bassist Brian Howell, and drummer Matt Scarano

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Aaron Dolman

Aaron Dolman is a drummer born and based in Montreal who is rapidly establishing himself as an exciting voice in the city's music scene as a bandleader, composer and sideman. Having performed with many notable North-American Jazz musicians, including André White, Dan Faulk, Kevin Dean, Jean-Michel Pilc, Mike Rud and Sasha Berliner, as well as members of Canada’s diverse folk music scene, such as Connie Kaldor and Hart-Rouge, he is equally at home performing in contemporary Jazz and experimental musical contexts as he is in Folk, Rock and Pop settings. Aaron is currently involved in a diverse array of musical projects

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Anita Ivette Ferrer

Flatted Fifths and Major Sevenths My Jazz Journey, for All About Jazz Website Serendipity seems to be the description of my jazz journey. As a teen gal dreaming that I’d be a rock star-fashion designer when I grew up, I never would have thought I would be a folk-jazz chanteuse. No relatives in either my German or Puerto-Rican side s of my families were musicians. I had a beautiful soprano 4-octaved voice but never had the inclination to play an instrument. When I came to know Christ as my Lord and savior in 1982, two twin sisters with beautiful voices invited me to harmonize and minister to the elderly and dying at many Jersey shore nursing homes. In 1989

Claudia Vorbach

Claudia Vorbach is a singer-songwriter and a jazz vocalist that comes from Tübingen, Southern Germany. Jazz, Folk and Blues is crossing her songwriting. She grew up in a musical home with Jazz and classical music. She took piano lessons and learned guitar playing as a self-educator. Later on she developed her voice with different teachers. Mainly the Jazz Vocalist Freddy Wilkes and then Fola Dada, both in Germany. “Miss Authentic” one of her fellow musicians has called her, a nickname that expresses an essential feature of her music. The way she sings makes you feel her passionate urge to get across to the audience what she herself feels about her songs. For her each song has a kind of impetus which she wants to follow while composing the music

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Jean Lenke

Jean Lenke's vocals exhibit a truly intuitive sense of melody, harmony and rhythm and a magical voice reminiscent of Dusty Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Eva Cassidy, Carley Simon, and Diana Krall. “I started my musical career late in life. My love of music had always been there - I just needed to tap into my voice as an artist. It just goes to show - you're never to late to have the time of your life." Jean is inspired by many artists and musical genres. As vocalist and bandleader for the Jean Therapy Music Project, she brings a diverse background and a lot of creativity to both her Classic Jazz Combo and her 70's Jazz-Rock Fusion Tribute Band

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Dmitry Vasiliev

Dmitry Vasiliev is an outstanding Russian jazz multi-instrumentalist. His unique ability of improvising with voice and any instrument at the same time, the bright talent of playing, composing and arranging music make him a demanded musician, who works in various genres and roles. He's based in Saint-Petersburg, where he has finished Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory as a bouble bass player. As a teacher, he give the classes of arranging in School of music named after Mussorgsky. Dmitry has his own ensemble called "Empathy Project", also he is a member of "Classicize" by Irina Chehova, "The Acoustic Trio" in collaboration with Alexander Feldman and Igor Lozhevsky and the bal-folk project "Ember" by Dmitry Petrov, and a session singer/bass player in many other projects.

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Erica Bramham

Erica Bramham is a critically acclaimed vocalist, guitarist and composer from Melbourne, Australia. Poetic, inventive and uniquely personal, her work crosses the boundaries between jazz, traditional folk and experimental art music, showcasing her finesse as a lyricist and a captivating performance style that blends song with spoken word and extended vocal technique. In 2016 Bramham released her debut album, Twelve Moons, a song cycle that blurred the boundaries between folk and improvised music. The album was named alongside David Bowie and Vijay Iyer as one of the top ten releases of the year on All About Jazz, with critic Phil Barnes calling it "a fine record of forward looking modern vocal jazz that shows a way to make interesting, lyrically inventive improvised music” and signalling Bramham as a talent to watch. In January 2017 Erica embarked on The Song-Chain Project, an ambitious creative mission to compose, record and share a new piece of music every day for 365 days

Louis Apollon

"Louis Apollon has an angelic, magical quality to his voice. It’s the kind of voice that makes you just want to relax, sit and listen forever. Hearing him sing is a healing. I’ve been in the music biz for a long time and I am convinced that Louis has a really special gift that will one day carry him to stardom. If you haven’t heard him, I urge you to run, don’t walk, to see him and buy his recordings so that one day you can say that you were a fan before he became a star.” ~ Janice Pendarvis - Singer, College Professor, Activist Louis Apollon is a Boston-based Jazz-Folk Singer-Songwriter whose stories celebrate human imperfection, combining uplifting musicality with a soothing, yet energizing vibe that represents his own infectious positivity

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Don Aliquo: Jazz Folk

Read "Jazz Folk" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Jazz Folk is an homage to jazz musicians (the folks) who put their heart and soul into playing creative music. This straight-ahead record sports four Don Aliquo originals, three pieces from bassist Rufus Reid, and two modern standards.

While there is nothing especially new here, and experienced listeners will find no surprises, the ...