Thomas R. Erdmann

Thomas R. Erdmann

Vocalist and Ohio native Rita Edmond began singing in the church. Later studies with the highly regarded vocal teacher Evangeline Stewart only helped refine the four-octave…
Saxophonist and pianist Brian Hogans has been making the jazz world take notice. The Morrow, GA native has worked with artists like James Williams, Winard Harper and as …
It wasn’t until tenor saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist Takao Iwaki was 19 that he took his first private lesson. Late, by American standards for studying individuall…
Vocalist Jane Monheit, given some solid marketing, could easily make the transition, ala Michael Buble, from jazz vocalist to crossover artist. Why more efforts haven’t …
These are truly the best days for fans of great up-tempo, hip, soul-inflected jazz. With the demise of the smooth jazz market, the artists who were making their living o…
It’s always startling why, with the great wealth of instrumental possibilities available to jazz artists, they continually place themselves in the same old formats, even…
Russian pianist and composer Masha Stepina studied at the Rostov College of Arts and at the S.V. Rakhmaninov Conservatory in her home country. She taught theory, music h…
Wellstone Conspiracy is just another example of how many great jazz musicians there are throughout the United States. This quartet combines Idaho-based Brent Jensen on s…
Guitarist, trumpeter and vocalist Jeff Healey was known to most for his blistering guitar work as a leader and with bands like Dire Straits, Stevie Ray Vaughan…
Trumpeter, flugelhornist, electronic valve instrument (EVI) performer and composer Mike Metheny may be Pat’s brother, but he doesn’t take a backseat to his better known …