Suzi Price

Suzi Price

There's a cool wind in Nanaimo in Northern Vancouver that seems to blow a steady stream of talented women into the world of jazz. Ingrid Jensen is one of these extraordinary women. The gifted, critically acclaimed, hard bop trumpeter gained international recognition in 1995 with the release of her first CD on Enja entitled "Vernal Fields." This was the same year Ingrid won Canada's Juno Award for the Best Mainstream Album, Best Newcomer Award at the Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland and won the Carm …
There are times when going to see a concert can offer some totally surprising faire. The David Leonhardt Quintet caught me quite unaware. Flat out, David Leonhardt is a really, terrific jazz pianist and with his quintet, David performed a delightful array of swinging standards, torchy love songs and romantic ballads. Songs from his most recent Gershwin tribute CD were included in his performance. Joining David onstage were Nancy Reed - vocals, Larry McKenna - sax, Andy McKee - double bass, and T …
29.01.2011

David Becker

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Fusion guitarist, David Becker, stays one step ahead with his new, Tribune, "Germerica" on Silverline Records, a DVD six-channel surround sound audio, slated for release August 2001. This exciting new technology produced and marketed by the 5.1 Entertainment Group and DVD International offers the ultimate sound and visual experience, so David's new Tribune collection will surely enrich the language of jazz.

Enriching that language, David offers a diverse variety of sounds on this CD, ga …
Every jazz enthusiast likes reading interviews of well-known jazz musicians, but JazzReview loves turning our readers onto musicians and CDs deserving recognition. Therefore, let me introduce Craig Schoedler, electric bassist, who recently recorded a fine contemporary jazz CD entitled "By the Water," featuring Mike Stern on guitar, Vince Collela-guitar/acoustic guitar, Ralph Bowen-tenor sax/flute, Steve Jordan-drums, and Tom Petroski-keyboards.

From the very first song to the end of thi …
"Duke Ellington is to jazz as Richard Rogers is to theatre," so goes the extraverted and infectious wisdom of entertainer and "ambassador of cool," John Pizzarelli.

John Pizzarelli, just coming off his current jewel box Rockin’ in Rhythm--A Duke Ellington Tribute, which is saturated with his signature groove , is laying out a fluid enigma of energized entertainment - in the name of jazz and Duke Ellington. His music sheets are a kaleidoscope of personalities with each spin. Neve …

After what seems like a long history of supporting musicianship, Michael Brecker can do no wrong in turning out another superb CD "Nearness of You: The Ballad Book, released June 19, 2000 on the Verve label. Accolades keep pouring in, but this doesn't stop the talented Mr. Brecker from gearing up for a dream team national tour beginning September 19, 2001 with Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, John Pattitucci and Brian Blade. The six-week tour begins in San Cruz, California and will tribute Miles an …
29.01.2011

Joe Fuentes

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
JazzReview.com: It has been a year and a half since we sat in Cafe de la Press in San Francisco and talked about your upcoming CD, "A Good Cup of Joe." I'm sure our readers would like to hear the inside story on how you were picked up by Instinct Jazz?

Joe Fuentes: "There are a lot of updates because there has been many developments since we last spoke at Café de la Press... By the way, I happened to be there the other day and I was reminded of the great time I had on our …
Tastefully proving his compelling genius, Tom Harrell performed at the infamous Blue Note with quintet members Marcus Strickland - sax (filling in for Jimmy Greene), Xavier Davis piano, Quincy Davis bass and Ugonna Okegwa drums. The early show was sparse, nonetheless enjoyable, but by the second set of the evening, the house was full of anticipating fans. A hush fell in respectful awe for Harrell’s emotional expressionism and what he has had to overcome in becoming one of the top jazz trumpeters
On March 13, the third night of his European tour, Mike Stern performed at the Hnita Jazz Club in Heist-op-den-Berg (Heist on the mountain) near Antwerp, Belgium. Performing with Mike were, Bob Franceschini (sax), Lincoln Goines (electric bass) and Richie Morales (drums).

Looking terrifically young for his 46 years, Mike stepped on stage and, picking up his Yahama Pacificia, led the quartet in a composition, Play, from his latest Atlantic release of the same name. This slightly funky, upbeat

The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will embark on a 46-city U.S. United in Swing Tour beginning September 13, 2001, drawing on a vast repertoire from the history of jazz to the delight of audiences around the country, with an emphasis on Coltrane and Mingus, and original works.

Speaking as a designated UN Messenger of Peace, Mr. Marsalis said, "Wherever the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra plays throughout the world, audiences have the same joyous reaction to the pulse
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