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Rachel Eckroth

Music writers often find themselves stumped as to quantify an artist’s work, seemingly defaulting to the “eclectic trump card” way too often. As to the works of jazz pianist, singer and songwriter, Rachel Eckroth – eclectic is most apropos, however, Rachel’s music is obvious - from its’ roots and influence, to its’ gracefully bold uniqueness. Born and raised in the greater Phoenix (AZ) area, Rachel was rooted in a musical family - both of her parents are musicians as is her brother, Michael (pianist with John Scofield). By the time Rachel was in highschool, she was a fixture in the Phoenix jazz scene under the watchful eye of former Basie Band vocalist, Dennis Rowland. Rachel attended the University of Las Vegas, Nevada and upon graduating, remained in Las Vegas backing numerous regional and national acts

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First Tucson Jazz Festival features Bacharach, Reeves, Cobb, Childs, DeFrancesco, more

First Tucson Jazz Festival features Bacharach, Reeves, Cobb, Childs, DeFrancesco, more

By Patricia Myers The HSL Tucson Jazz Festival, a 13-day event from January 16-28 will feature both national and Arizona musicians, headlined by 86-year-old composer Burt Bacharach, 85-year old drummer and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb, and four 2015 Grammy-nominated musicians. Organist Joey DeFrancesco received a Best Jazz Instrumental nomination for Enjoy The View ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rachel Eckroth: Let Go

Read "Let Go" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Regala piacevoli emozioni questo disco di Rachel Eckroth, pianista jazz e cantautrice di valore, che disegna un percorso raffinato ed eclettico. Dieci brani che coniugano l'inventiva e la ricercatezza timbrico-armonica di jazz e soul con liriche melodie pop, esaltate dall'intima passione di Rachel. Il disco necessita di più ascolti per svelare appieno il suo ...

Let Go

Label: Virgo Rising Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Gold; Future; Sunrise; Words Don't Mean; Let Go; A Million Dreams; Muse; Dark and Dreamy; More Beautiful Than That; Bitter My Heart.

Makeover Volume 1

Label: Virgo Sun Records
Released: 2014

Hot Tone Music: Creating Great Music of Today

Read "Hot Tone Music: Creating Great Music of Today" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

There was a time when the only possibility for an artist was to record for a major label, but nowadays things have changed. While major labels are struggling to make the money they used to do, many of them have also stopped being innovators. Instead, they churn out repackaged product and focus on new music that ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Shirazette Tinnin: Humility: Purity of My Soul

Read "Humility: Purity of My Soul" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Drummer Shirazette Tinnin's debut album Humility: Purity of My Soul is a solid and inventive soul-jazz date that showcases several facets of her talent. In addition to Tinnin's passionate yet subtle and sophisticated handling of her kit the disc demonstrates her compositional creativity and her deft leadership. Tinnin's boldly visceral beats create the stimulating ...

Retro Future

Label: ObliqSound
Released: 2012

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Mimi Jones In Society Hill On Thursday, May 17th!

Jazz Bridge Presents Mimi Jones In Society Hill On Thursday, May 17th!

Appearing at Jazz at the Playhouse for the last concert of this season is bassist/vocalist Mimi Jones and her band featuring Shirazetti Tinnin on drums and pianist Rachel Eckroth at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia on May 17th. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. For info: ...


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