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Adam Birnbaum

Adam Birnbaum is emerging as one of the top young voices in jazz piano. After receiving an Artist's Diploma from Juilliard as a member of the inaugural class in Jazz Studies in 2003, Mr. Birnbaum went on to win the American Jazz Piano Competition in May 2004 to become the American Pianists Association's Cole Porter fellow in Jazz. In October, 2006, Mr. Birnbaum received the first ever "special honor" prize at the Martial Solal Competition in Paris. An active performer, Mr. Birnbaum has performed in venues such as the Indianapolis Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center Jazz Club, NPR Jazz Christmas 2004, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy, Viva Musica Festival in Bratislava, as well as at jazz clubs such as Birdland, Blues Alley, The Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Kitano Hotel and the Zinc Bar

ARTICLE: RADIO

Cyrus Chestnut, Reginald Chapman and More

Read "Cyrus Chestnut, Reginald Chapman and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

This week we open with the music of veteran jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and a cut off his latest CD Kaleidoscope. We explore the jazz goods of Bunky Green and the great Reginald Chapman. In honor of the holiday season of 2018, we include several festive tunes to keep everything real and moving in the right ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23th Punta del Este Jazz in Uruguay (First Night)

Read "23th Punta del Este Jazz in Uruguay (First Night)" reviewed by Pablo Reyes

Photographs from the first night of the 23rd version of the Jazz Festival of Punta del Este in Uruguay. Performances by Amigos de El Sosiego (The Music of Lee Morgan) with David Feldman: piano; Popo Romano: double bass; Pipi Piazzolla: drums; Nicolás Mora: guitar; Diego Urcola: trumpet with Alex Brown: violin; Jessé Sadoc: trumpet. The Al ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Luke Sellick: Alchemist

Read "Alchemist" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Raised in Winnipeg, but currently a resident of New York City, Luke Sellick's debut album represents an auspicious beginning to this Juilliard School educated bassist. He gained a scholarship in 2012 to join the prestigious Juilliard, for which he gained a scholarship and was mentored for his Masters degree by the legendary virtuoso Ron Carter. He ...

Dick Oatts / Mats Holmquist New York Jazz Orchestra: A Tribute to Herbie +1

Read "A Tribute to Herbie +1" reviewed by Jack Bowers

A Tribute to Herbie +1 is Swedish-born composer / arranger Mats Holmquist's third “tribute" album, following well-received salutes to Chick Corea (2003) and Wayne Shorter (2012). For his encomium to pianist / composer Herbie Hancock, Holmquist called upon two of New York City's most respected sidemen, alto saxophonist Dick Oatts and trombonist John Mosca, known and ...

Three of a Mind

Label: Daedalus Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Binary; Dream Waltz; Thirty-Three; Brandyn; Rockport Moon; Stutterstep; Kizuna; Dream Song, #1 (Huffy Henry); Ooh, What You Do to Me.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Adam Birnbaum: Three of a Mind

Read "Three of a Mind" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Pianist/composer Adam Birnbaum has performed in the company of diverse leaders such as traditionalist trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the edgier saxophonist Greg Osby and the eclectic composer/conductor Darcy James Argue and his Secret Society. On one hand Birnbaum is a change agent having utilized three different rhythm sections in as many outings as a trio leader. He ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian Pareschi: And the BP Express

Read "And the BP Express" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For his debut recording as leader, New York-based trumpeter / composer / arranger Brian Pareschi has assembled an octet, named it the BP Express and charged it with breathing life into seven of his original compositions and dazzling arrangements of Frank Loesser's “I Believe in You" and the Johnny Green standard “I Cover the Waterfront." The ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 7-9

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 7-9" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-2 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-9 Anat Fort / Susanna Torben Waldorff Wah Wah / Norma WInstone Partisans TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 20-July 1, 2014 For the last three days in Ottawa before heading to Montréal for five days of the Festival ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, Nyc Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, Nyc Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

MAKE THIS SUMMER YOUR HOTTEST YET NEW YORK, NY: New York City’s acclaimed music school, New York Jazz Academy, is offering affordable Summer Jazz Intensives to adults and teens who can make it to their exciting new space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. New York Jazz Academy, recently featured on NBC’s Today in New ...


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