Cheryl Hughey

Cheryl Hughey

After years of session work in Los Angeles, Guitar Books with Mel Bay, and now with the new release of his 7th album ( with notable guests such as Kirk Whalum, Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel, and Chester Thompson ), Jay Leach is defintely "Cleared for Takeoff."

Episodes of American Idol including Kenny Rogers, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Pickler, and Martina McBride, this years TV Land Awards, notable motion picture soundtracks such as Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Six Days and Seven Nights, and Team …

A really perceptive R&B/jazz venture that I can easily see becoming a staple..." - Jazz Review

A native of the South of Italy, Rocco Ventrella grew up in Bari, on the Adriatic coast.

Rocco began playing saxophone at age fourteen, inspired by jazz records his father had given him; for over twenty years, Rocco honed his chops by playing with the Big Band "J.S.O." of his hometown Bari where he appeared with an impressive list of art …

In January 2007, smooth jazz took a step "back to the future." The legacy label Nu Groove records was re-launched after an almost 10-year hiatus. Original founder David Chackler decided to revitalize the legendary label, re-acquiring the rights to the Nu Groove name from his prior partners who had acquired the company in 2004 from Chackler, and two years later shuttered it.

Originally the home of Michael Lington and "Down to the Bone," Nu Groove had been the benchmark for aggressive, funky a …

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St. Louis, Missouri/July 17, 2008

Dwayne Kerr (Erykah Badu Flutist) Releases New Video Produced by Kerwin DeVonish (Spike Lee)

Dwayne Kerr (Erykah Badu's Funky Fluteman) has teamed up with Kerwin DeVonish (Spike Lee producer) to release a new video that was filmed on the beaches of Barbados. Click the link below to view. Available for …

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Madavor Media Acquires JazzTimes

With the mainstream media swamped with stories of print magazines folding, the story of the re-launch of JazzTimes magazine under new ownership …

The Jazz Review has been approved by the Barbados Tourism Authority to cover the 17th Annual Barbados Jazz Festival.

We will be bringing you coverage and reviews of the festival events that are scheduled from January 11-17, 2010. According to the official press release, "This year’s festival will be headlined by 1970’s Motown star Smokey Robinson, and will also feature a wide range of both contemporary and classic jazz vocalists including Etienne Charles, Babyface, Lalah Hathaway, Robin Thic …

Etienne Charles and Joe Lovano kicked off the Barbados Jazz Festival last night at the Sunbury Plantation House in St. Philip. Although traveling prohibited the Jazz Review from being in attendance, we will be happily reporting all festivities to you through January 17, 2009 at the festival from our lovely temporary headquarters at The Savannah Hotel in Bridgetown.

"Truly a complementary blend of the traditional and the modern, the Savannah is the most prestigious of the Gems. From here, a w …

Some may think that rum is the best product from the island of Barbados. However, after listening to the local music on the second night of the Barbados Jazz Festival, this reporter is convinced that music should be favored export from the lovely island.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2009, hungry and enthusiastic music fans gathered at Heritage Park/The Rum Factory in St. Philip to hear the local music offerings of vocalists Toni Norville and Shane Forrester. The caliber of the performances were w …

A weary traveler need not look far during the Barbados Jazz Festival for interesting musical and culinary adventures. Journalists were introduced to the flavors of the scenic island during lunch on a marina walkway at the Waterfront Cafe on Wednesday, January 13, 2010.

As described on the website at www.waterfrontcafe.com, the restaurant is located "...on the Careenage (marina) in the middle of historic Bridgetown, the restaurant offers nightly entertainment, full bar and an a la carte menu …