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Tomoko Omura

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Tomoko Omura is a composer and violinist. She was named #1 Rising Star Violinist by Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll in 2021. Her latest album, “Branches Vol. 2” (Outside In Music, 2021) was named Bandcamp’s “Best Jazz of 2021”. She has played at internationally renowned venues including the Village Vanguard, th Jazz Gallery, Jazz Standard, Lincoln Center Appel Room, Smalls, Mezzrow, SF Jazz Miner Auditorium, National Sawdust, Newport Jazz Festival, Blue Note, among others. She has also performed and recorded with many of today’s leading artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Fabian Almazan, Linda Oh, Camila Meza, Aubrey Johnson, Vadim Neselovsky, David Broza, David Amram, and more.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Remembering Monnette Sudler and Jaimie Branch

Read "New Releases Plus Remembering Monnette Sudler and Jaimie Branch" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Today's broadcast presents new releases from The Baylor Project, Roberta Piket, Harvie S & Billy Mintz, Brooke Alford, Bob Baldwin, Jennifer Hartswick and Dafnis Prieto with birthday shoutouts to Pete McGuinness, Akiko Tsuruga, Sherrie Maricle, Gabrielle Stravelli, Sinne Eeg, Mark Winkler and Tomoko Omura, among others. Remembering guitarist Monnette Sudler and trumpeter Jaimie Branch in the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Shabaka Hutchings, Warne Marsh, Deanna Witkowski and More

Read "Shabaka Hutchings, Warne Marsh, Deanna Witkowski and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This is an extremely varied selection of music ranging from spiritual blasts by Shabaka Hutchings and Franklin Kiermyer to sax mastery by Warne Marsh and Tony Malaby and torchy vocals from Dinah Washington and Helen Merrill. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings ...

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Article: Six Picks

2021’s Overlooked and Underrated Gems

Read "2021’s Overlooked and Underrated Gems" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel


Giovanni Guidi Ojos De Gato CAM Jazz 2021 In a year where saxophone roots-revivalist James Brandon Lewis made headlines everywhere --topping multiple year end lists for his collaboration with the Red Lily quartet on Jesup Wagon (among numerous placements in jazz publications around the globe for that album and ...

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Jazz And Poetry Plus Notable 2021 Releases, Part 2

Read "Jazz And Poetry Plus Notable 2021 Releases, Part 2" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Dee Bell and The Greenaway Group featuring vocalist Carla Cook, with a focus in the second hour on the heady combination of Jazz with spoken word featuring recent recordings by Sara Serpa, Jazzmeia Horn, a preview single from Javon Jackson's latest album plus part 2 of a look back to ...

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Branches Vol. 2

Label: Outside in Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Come Firefly; Melancholy Of A Crane; To Ryan Se; Bow's Dance; Tomie's Blues; Urashima Suite.

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Where in the World is Dupree Bolton?

Read "Where in the World is Dupree Bolton?" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


This fortnight's spectacular focuses on two very different sets of music--two albums by modern jazz violinists and the two best-known recordings featuring elusive trumpeter Dupree Bolton (they are just about the ONLY recordings featuring him--stay tuned for the details). Pop matters range from St. Vincent to Sparks to Sade--and that's some ranging. Playlist Discussion ...

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New Releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber and Pat Coil

Read "New Releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber and Pat Coil" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber & His Orchestra (featuring Catherine Russell and Pat Coil, with a reissue from Madeleine Peyroux and a single from trombonist Nabou Claerhou, plus birthday shoutouts to Teri Thornton, Akiko Tsuruga, Mark Winkler, Sinne Eeg, Sherrie Maricle, Tomoko Omura and more. Thanks for listening and ...

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New Releases Plus A Centennial Birthday Shoutout For Guitarist Mary Osborne

Read "New Releases Plus A Centennial Birthday Shoutout For Guitarist Mary Osborne" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast opens with a centennial salute to guitarist Mary Osborne. Born in North Dakota, she came to prominence in New York City in the 1940s appearing with jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, Thelonious Monk and Mary Lou Williams. Also presented are new releases from vocalists Samara Joy, Hilary Kole and violinist Diane ...

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New Vocal Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Dave Grusin, Kenny Barron, Brandee Younger And More

Read "New Vocal Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Dave Grusin, Kenny Barron, Brandee Younger And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Judy Wexler, Angela Wrigley and Tanya Dennis, with birthday shoutouts to honorable men Dave Grusin and Kenny Barron, as well as harpist Brandee Younger and vocalists Madeline Eastman, Aubrey Johnson, Allison Adams Tucker, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music. ...


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