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Jazz bassist Brandi Disterheft relocated to NYC to begin an apprenticeship under Miles Davis' bassist Ron Carter. It’s not only her fiery bass playing that make audiences stand-up and holler, but also her innovative live shows showcasing her uptempo, swinging originals and ambient voice. Her mother, a Chicago-born jazz B3 organist who opened for acts such as the Supremes and Carlos Jobim in the 1960's, trained Brandi's ears from the tender age of 5 when she began classical piano studies; yet, her Aunt a GRAMMY WINNING session singer in LA (Claire Fischer, Sergio Mendez) encouraged Brandi to sing. Winning a JUNO (Canadian Grammy) for her “Debut” album, Brandi had the honor to be the bassist for the legendary Hank Jones on the album “Pleased to Meet You” and has since captivated international audiences at jazz festivals in Japan, Haiti, Canada, Europe, USA and at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, and the Vienna Opera House

ARTICLE: RADIO

You Can Never Be Too Magical - Celebrating Esperanza Spalding

Read "You Can Never Be Too Magical - Celebrating Esperanza Spalding" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week we feature new releases from vocalists Kat Edmonson, Tamuz Nissim, Maria Schafer and JD Walter with birthday shout outs to pianists Lil Armstrong, Marc Cary and Jutta Hipp, bassist Katie Thiroux, trumpeter Jeannie Tanner, and vocalist Ed Reed, among others. In the first hour, a celebration of Esperanza Spalding's latest Grammy win for Jazz ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Movie Songs and Remembering Ethel Ennis

Read "Movie Songs and Remembering Ethel Ennis" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The final day of station fundraising also included new releases from Mariel Austin, Emmet Cohen, Yelena Eckemoff and The Becoming Quintet with birthday shout outs to Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Warren Vache, Michel Legrand and Patti Wicks among others. Also women-penned movie songs to honor Oscar Night and remembering Ethel Ennis. Playlist Hal Schaefer ...

Blue Canvas

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Dis Here; Prelude To The Crippling Thrill; Crippling Thrill; Beehive; Daahoud; Blue Canvas; George's Dilemma; When The Mood Is Right; Our Delight; Willow Weep For Me.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 23-26, 2017 Amongst the most significant challenges that face any festival is, as the gray and no-hair crowd continues to age, finding ways to cultivate and grow a younger audience. But when you're a Canadian festival, another major challenge is a simple fiscal fact: most ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Brandi Disterheft: Blue Canvas

Read "Blue Canvas" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A canvas is often viewed as a neutral starting point, but it needn't be so. Even a so-called “blank" space can be suffused with certain color(s) before brushstrokes are ever applied, as Brandi Disterheft reminds us. Her fourth album is a trio date painted atop, around, over, and with the color blue. It's a work that ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Smoke Sessions: A Threesome from Herring, Jackson, & Hazeltine

Read "Smoke Sessions: A Threesome from Herring, Jackson, & Hazeltine" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

With the launch of their own label at the start of 2014, Smoke Jazz Club widened their circle by committing to tape performances by some of New York's finest musicians and dispersing this music via downloads and discs. A decidedly bare bones operation, the in-house production team has done a great job of capturing the ambiance ...

Gratitude

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Blues For Nelson Mandela; Gratitude (For David Jahns); Mizmahta; But Beautiful; Portrait Of Duke; Kissing The Cheek Of Providence; Le Regarder La Recontrer Encore (Rendez-Vous Indesirable); Open; The Man I Love; Compared To What.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Brandi Disterheft: Gratitude

Read "Gratitude" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Canada has had its fair share of fine female jazz exports over the past few decades: piano-vocal crossover star Diana Krall; trumpeter Ingrid Jensen and her equally fabulous saxophone playing sister, Christine Jensen; and pianist Renee Rosnes have all made their mark below the 49th parallel. With the release of Gratitude, bassist Brandi Disterheft is poised ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mauricio Zottarelli returns to the Blue Note NYC with his Brazilian Jazz/Fusion Quintet

Mauricio Zottarelli returns to the Blue Note NYC with his Brazilian Jazz/Fusion Quintet

Drummer/composer Mauricio Zottarelli performs with his critically acclaimed group on the world's most prestigious jazz stage On August 6th, the Brazilian drummer and composer Mauricio Zottarelli performs with his group at the prestigious Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. The band will be presenting his original music as well as some of his inventive ...


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