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Ken Watters is one of the finest young trumpet players to come along in a very long while, and in addition to performing, he is a composer of such intricate and entertaining songs such as "Sommerset Road," "Judy Rebecca," "Port-au-Prince," among others.

His is a unique trumpet voice that utilizes the best of contemporary jazz motifs, shadings, and tone colors. He has a pure joy of expression in his horn which he openly shares with jazz listeners! Ken Watters is one of the best of the bes …
Dena DeRose is a remarkable talent! She sings, she composes, and she plays a fine jazz piano! Her two CD collections, I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW, and ANOTHER WORLD are showcases for her amazing jazz gifts! Dena DeRose is a unique performer who gives the audience a memorable performance every time! She is a new voice in the jazz vocals world, and one that will capture the attention of a large audience!

JazzReview.com: Who is Dena DeRose?

Dena DeRose: Dena DeRose is a drea …
29.01.2011

Clairdee

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
San Francisco-based singer Clairdee chats about the joy of singing and her unique approach to holiday themes with her new CD, "This Christmas." The disc itself is a jazz, spiritual, funky and Brazilian-flavored with her personal touch on holiday standards and a few non-standards. article: While a cozy blanket and a nip of eggnog keep us warm during the coming winter, Clairdee promises to make us sizzle.

Keeping with the spirit of the season, Clairdee puts her own stamp on holiday music. She m …

29.01.2011

Jason Peri

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
PLEASE PASS THE JAZZ and enjoy the jazz sounds of Jason Peri. A composer with talent and innovation, Jason Peri creates some wonderfully jazz inventive music. PLEASE PASS THE JAZZ showcases Peri at his finest, and reveals the creativity of the man. An interesting person, he had the following to say in a recent interview from California.

JazzReview.com: Jason, you are one of the most innovative composers in today's contemporary jazz. Could you please share your background and early …
Sue Maskaleris in her debut CD titled "Unbreakable Heart" brings to the listening audience a new and wonderful jazz vocalist. She writes all of her music and lyrics and is a powerhouse of new jazz talent. For those who like Brazilian and contemporary jazz, Sue Maskaleris is a most welcome entertainer! Sue Maskaleris is also a gifted composer at the start of a bright and promising recording career, and she is enjoyable to listen to.

JazzReview.com:Sue, it is great to interview you …
24th North Sea Jazz Festival The Hague, Holland from July 9 to 11, 1999 where nearly all jazzgreats gather and give their best for an audience of 70.000. For the first time ever and in addition to the coveted Bird Award, the NSJF commitee issued the Jazz Edison Award International to Tuck & Patti for their latest release "Paradise Found". It was a double celebration to the couple because the singing duo chose the cozy and comfortable Van Gogh Hall, one of the 16, to concluded a tour that started
29.01.2011

Steve Reid

Published in Concert Reviews
With the recent release of his new album, "Bamboo Forest", leader and percussionist Steve Reid takes the art of percussion to a whole new level. Steve has more toys in his percussion set-up than a millionaire's kid. Steve is both exciting and quite entertaining to watch. His performance is filled with energy and just the right timing, making the music come alive.

Touring with Steve are some big names in the contemporary jazz scene: Jeff Kashiwa (Sax), Dig Lewis (Bass), Kim Hansen (Keyboards),

29.01.2011

Scott Wilkie Band

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Narada jazz artist Scott Wilkie warms up the crowd at his outdoor Rainbow Summer concert on an unseasonably chilly night in Milwaukee. Based in Southern California, pianist Scott Wilkie is burning up the jazz charts with his debut release, "Boundless" on Narada Records. This contemporary jazz band made up of Scott Wilkie (keyboards), Nathan Brown (bass), Matthew Von Dorn (guitar), and David Owens (drums) plays with continuity and mastery while having fun doing it. The album also features special
How can it be over? It doesn't seem possible. It just started. Didn't it? The ten most glorious days of the year come and gone once again. Thank god this town has as many talented and prolific jazz musicians as it does, or there'd certainly be a serious case of depression on my hands due to jazz deprivation the other 355 days of the year.

If it had to be summed up in just two words, this year's du Maurier International Jazz Festival Vancouver would be: rainy and diverse. We had one extreme wi

Guitarist, Phillip Catherine, performed tonight at the Berrigen Cultural Center, along with Bert van den Brink, piano, Bas Kooimans, double bass, and Hans van Oosterhout, drums, at a concert sponsored by Motives for Jazz, a major jazz promoter here in Belgium.

With the duet of Linx-Wissels opening the concert and Aka Moon following, the Philip Catherine Quartet stole the evening, no contest. Philip's melodic style and superb artistry was well founded with the rest of the quartet and they repe