John Scofield calls him "extraordinary, a to
New York, NY-March 2, 2009- Bassist Steve Haines directs the Miles Davis Program in Jazz Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. With that responsibility comes many things including the future of young people dedicating their lives to music. Haines has been involved with some other activities as well besides his educational obligations at the University. The 2007 recording of his second release, Stickdaboom, is set to make its debut on March 10, 2009 on the Zo
The band takes the cue from groove masters such as Grant Green, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, and James Brown to create their own special blend of jazz and blues.
Iron City is Charlie Apicella (guitar), Beau Sasser (Hammond organ), and Alan Korzin (drums). They show avid listeners the way on Put The Flavor On It and those that enjoy instrumental jazz and blues receive a collection of tracks that range from straight ahead jazz to blues tinged numbers soaked with heavy Hammond
New York, New York-February 23, 2009-For Meryl Romer being sure of her abilities as a vocalist comes as second nature and on her debut release So Sure. The singer embodies that driving spirit and exudes confidence at every twist and turn on all 12 tracks. The CD will be released on Lady Pearl Music April 4, 2009.
As comparisons to legends such as Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald are lavished upon her Ms. Romer takes it all in stride and delivers a
Jonathan Widran of Jazziz writes, "Always sly and cool, yet passionate as a vocalist, his wonderfully compelling, distinctively vivid lyrics tell tales that are clever and witty one minute, lovelorn and heartbreaking the next." Christopher Loudon of Jazz Times says, "There isn’t anything fake about Mark Winkler. He’s the real deal, and cool -- Dave Frishberg cool, swimming pool cool, Sunset Strip cool."
Many revered vocal albums are filled with classics from the Great American Songbook. Bu
The soulful funkiness of the Hammond organ comes pouri
The Leonisa Ardizzone Quintet adopts old-fashioned values and modern day recording techniques on their new release The Scent of Bitter Almonds
The Quintet and the articulate and seasoned Leonisa Ardizzone takes swinging jazz tunes and then makes it a memorable trip for everyone. The vocalists’ soft and sensual style allows her the flexibility to present perfected phrasing and at times the most enjoyable scatting in between her quintet’s
New York, NY - January 12, 2009-When a legendary jazz figure like Stan Getz states, "She’s as good as they come," surely long time vocalist Carol Fredette must feel that is a lot to live up to. With her long awaited release, Everything In Time people in the jazz community and critics alike are bound to be lavishing the vocalist with praise once again.
When you hear Carol sing and listen to her music, you know what she did as a child growing up in the Bronx. The music
As Marcus was growing up, his mother would call him over to the piano to teach him a new song ev