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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Young Philadelphians: Live in Tokyo

Read "Live in Tokyo" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Ah, The Sound of jny: Philadelphia. For folks lucky enough to grow up in or around the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection in the mid-to late-1970s (I'm one), the very phrase resounds with memories, most emanating from Sigma Sound Studios on North 12th Street: Thick yet clear arrangements, pumping and thumping basslines and rhythms, ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

From Microtones to Mauro to MFSB

Read "From Microtones to Mauro to MFSB" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Dave Fiuczynski
Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!
RareNoise Records
2016

Simultaneously dedicated to 20th century classical composer Olivier Messiaen and legendary rap and hip-hop producer J Dilla, Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! is a musical adventurer's dream and a purist's nightmare. But anything more conventional from conceptualist, composer and guitarist ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dwayne Burno: Tradition

Read "Dwayne Burno: Tradition" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

Dwayne Burno is one of the great bass players of his generation. Originally from jny: Philadelphia, Burno has been on the New York and international jazz scene since 1990. He has played with so many of the great legends of jazz: ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Sherry Wilson Butler @ Kennett Sq. PA Flash On Wed. May 1st!

Vocalist Sherry Wilson Butler @ Kennett Sq. PA Flash On Wed. May 1st!

Appearing at Kennett Flash — 102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square — on Wednesday, May 1st is singer Sherry Wilson Butler. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available only at the door. Showtime is 7:30. Information: 215-517-8337. Sherry Wilson Butler is a singer, entertainer, development teacher/coach, music educator, lyricist, event-programming specialist, educational administrator, actress, and short story writer. Her ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bassist Lee Smith's CD Release Celebration @ Kennett Square Flash!

Bassist Lee Smith's CD Release Celebration @ Kennett Square Flash!

Appearing at Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square, PA, on October 3rd will be bassist Lee Smith and his group. One Show: 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available at the door only. For info: 610-745-3011. This is a very special event that celebrates the release of Lee Smith: Sittin' on a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Denise King at Society Hill Playhouse on February 16th

Denise King at Society Hill Playhouse on February 16th

Appearing at Jazz at the Playhouse will be singer Denise King and her band featuring pianist Aaron Graves, bassist Lee Smith and drummer Khary Shaheed at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia on February 16th. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. For info: 215-517-8337 or 856-858-8914. Parking ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jonathan Michel @ Society Hill Playhouse on January 19th

Jonathan Michel @ Society Hill Playhouse on January 19th

Appearing at the new Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts series called Jazz at the Playhouse, will be bassist Jonathan Michel and his band, featuring pianist Wilerm Delisfort, drummer Anwar Marshall and special guest Zenia McPherson at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia on January 19th. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Bridge presents Manifest III at the Kennett Flash (Kennett Square) on November 2nd

Appearing on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, PA will be the jazz group Manifest III featuring pianist Dennis Fortune, bassist Michael Cruse, guitarist Gerald “Twig" Smith and drummer Harry “Butch" Reed. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. One show. Tickets: $10/$5 students. No advance sales. For more info: Call 484-732-8295. Band bio: Pianist ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Sherry Wilson Butler and her Tribute to Nina Simone at the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church on April 14th

Jazz Bridge is proud to present Sherry Wilson Butler and her heartfelt tribute to Nina Simone at the Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church on Thursday April 14th. With her will be pianist Barry Sames, bassist Steve Beskrone, and drummer Anwar Marshall. One show: 7:30-9PM. Tickets: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. Free Refreshments! For info: 215-517-8337 A frequent ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Multi-talented Trombonist Ernest Stuart Releases First CD "Solitary Walker" March 15

Multi-talented Trombonist Ernest Stuart Releases First CD "Solitary Walker" March 15

From humble beginnings to headlining Philadelphia and New York City clubs, Ernest Stuart is a multi-talented trombonist who's played alongside The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Branford Marsalis, Billy Paul, The O'Jays, Charles Tolliver Big Band and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, among others. Stuart's heavily awaited debut CD, Solitary Walker, rolls out nationally on March 15, 2011 ...