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KJ Denhert

Internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter KJ Denhert was recently tasked with telling her life story in a series of 10 slides. The first image she chose was that of a record player. “I spent hours in front of the record player dancing to the same song over and over. I must have been about 4 – music really held me together growing up. ” KJ’s career spans 40 years, 10 albums, with legions of devoted fans worldwide. She grew up in a time of fiery cultural upheaval and has experienced profound social growth in the world as she sees it. Her albums are personal and this, her 11th album, is her first in five years

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News: Event

11 Day Benefit Event Scheduled to Support 55 Bar, Running September 23rd - October 2

11 Day Benefit Event Scheduled to Support 55 Bar, Running September 23rd - October 2

Adored by patrons and musicians alike, 55 Bar is utterly unique in the jny: New York City music scene; an unfussy, inexpensive, dive bar where audiences can watch some of the world’s best jazz and blues musicians from ten feet away. It’s a club where brilliant newcomers can launch their careers and seasoned professionals can workshop ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Regina Carter, Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln and More

Read "New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Regina Carter, Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from marimbaist Jenny Klukken, Kevin Hays, Ben Street & Billy Hart, bassist Ilana Lipsztein, Cory Weeds Nightcrawlers and saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree with birthday shoutouts to Regina Carter, Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln, KJ Denhert, Kat Edmonson and Kat Gang, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Pride of Jazz Leos - Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Dorothy Ashby & More

Read "A Pride of Jazz Leos - Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Dorothy Ashby & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Lots of Jazz Leos to celebrate on today's broadcast. Included are new releases from Beth Duncan, Regina Carter, Ken Steele plus a special pandemic single from Lauren Lee, with birthday shoutouts to Abbey Lincoln, Louis Armstrong, KJ Denhert, Hendrik Meurkens, Kat Gang, Dorothy Ashby, Kat Edmonson, Roberta Piket, Terri Lyne Carrington and more. Thanks for listening ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

3x3: Piano Trios: February 2020

Read "3x3: Piano Trios: February 2020" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Lynne Arriale Trio Chimes of Freedom Challenge Records 2020 Where she last appeared happy and laughing on the cover of Give Us These Days (Challenge, 2018), Chimes of Freedom has Lynne Arriale looking a little more thoughtful and serious. The theme this time around is indeed a weighty one, but ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Notable Songs by 21st Century Women

Read "Notable Songs by 21st Century Women" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


In this episode of A Broad Spectrum we feature some gorgeous new releases and we give birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Jeri Southern, Hank Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Josh Nelson, Tony Bennett, Connie Converse, Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Aaron Weinstein, and Baby Jane Dexter among others, focusing on some notable songs written by ...

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Article: Live Review

Umbria Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Umbria Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Thomas Conrad


Umbria Jazz Festival 2014 Perugia, Italy July 11-20, 2014 There are many jazz festivals held in beautiful places. There are many festivals that run for 10 or more days and consistently offer first-rate programs. There are even a few that claim a history as long as 41 years. But there is ...

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News: Performance / Tour

KJ Denhert Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary In Next Month’s “Spotlight Series” At BMCC Tribeca PAC

KJ Denhert Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary In Next Month’s “Spotlight Series” At BMCC Tribeca PAC

On Friday, March 16, 2012 at 8PM, BMCC Tribeca PAC presents the uniquely talented and culturally blended feel-good music of award-winning singer-songwriter and bandleader, KJ Denhert. This concert will celebrate KJ's 15th anniversary with her touring band, the NY Unit. Joining KJ are band members: Mamadou Ba (bass), Adam Klipple (keys), Aaron Heick (sax) and Raymond ...

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Article: Live Review

Umbria Jazz Winter #18

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter #18" reviewed by Joan A. Cararach


Umbria Jazz Winter #18 Orvieto, Italia 29 de diciembre 2010--2 de enero 2011En el jazz los sueños existen. Uno de ellos se llama Orvieto.Hermano menor del Umbria Jazz Festival que cada verano se celebra en Perugia, el Umbria Jazz Winter de Orvieto complementa de un modo sabio las programaciones de ambos festivales ...

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News: Recording

KJ Denhert Counts Her Blessings With Album No. 9

Singer/Songwriter's 9th CD, Featuring 9 Tracks Recorded with 9 Musicians, Will Be Released on Motèma Music on November 9 “This is an album about freedom," says KJ Denhert, reflecting on her ninth release, aptly titled Album No.9, with nine songs, featuring nine musicians and recorded over the span of nine months. “If you are into numerology, ...


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