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For Today, Tomorrow and Always - A 2018 Retrospective

Read "For Today, Tomorrow and Always - A 2018 Retrospective" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The final broadcast of the year remembered some of the great artists that left us in 2018, with birthday shout outs to Una Mae Carlisle, Cab Calloway, Rebecca Parris, Nancy LaMott and Annie Lennox, among others, plus a nod to more Grammy nominees. Happy New Year! Playlist Janice Friedman “Get Set" from Live at ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Thanksgiving Birthdays and Holiday Jazz

Read "Thanksgiving Birthdays and Holiday Jazz" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

An assortment of Thanksgiving-inspired jazz to whet your appetite and get your gratitude on, with birthday shout outs to Mose Allison, Rickie Lee Jones, Johnny Mercer and Sheila Jordan, plus a preview of who's performing in NYC for the holidays. Playlist Jen Hodge “The Swamp Bucket Challenge" from All's Fair in Love and Jazz ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sophisticated Ladies: Piano Gems of the Past Year

Sophisticated Ladies: Piano Gems of the Past Year

Claire Ritter, Deanna Witkowski and Janice Friedman are not household names on the piano jazz circuit. But like the best ingredients, their taste and intrigue far outshines their notoriety. In late 2014 and 2015, each released a recording worthy of “top ten" status as well as repeated listening. Once a student of Mary Lou Williams and ...

NEWS: EVENT

The September Concert: The Heart Of Jazz For 9/11- Now In Its 10th Year

The September Concert: The Heart of Jazz for 9/11- now in its 10th Year. On Thursday, September 11, 40 of NYC’s top jazz artists will meet at Somethin' Jazz Club, 212 E 52nd St. NYC from 7pm - 1am, to play their take on various facets of that wretched day & its aftermath. They’ll be playing ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Shepley Metcalf Sings Laura Nyro At New York's Metropolitan Room

Shepley Metcalf Sings Laura Nyro At New York's Metropolitan Room

Boston’s acclaimed cabaret and jazz singer Shepley Metcalf brings her new show “Can You Surry? The Songs of Laura Nyro" to New York's Metropolitan Room for two nights in November. Known for her spirited and thoughtful delivery, Metcalf will explore the Nyro songbook from the mega hits (Stoned Soul Picnic, And When I Die, Wedding Bell ...

Swingin' For The Ride

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Swingin'for the Ride; I Can't Give You Anything But Love; A Fairytale; Is You Is or Is You Ain't; You 'n' Me; Don't Blame Me; A Day in the Life of a Fool; The "I Do" Song; Summertime; Meditation; I Didn't Know What Time It Was; Seems Like A Dream.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Janice Friedman: Swingin' For The Ride

Read "Swingin' For The Ride" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Janice Friedman has brought her solid style of piano playing to several albums, including vocalist Judi Silvano's Women's Work: Live at Sweet Rhythm (JSL, 2007). Word is that Friedman's husband, David Prager, is the one who has encouraged her piano playing and especially her efforts at vocalizing. So, we have Prager to thank for ...


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