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
On Barbara’s CCCMG Records de
New York, NY - December 16, 2008- Prepare to take a vacation unlike any other! Warm culture, proud tradition, and undeniable spirit come together in the form of passionate music with renowned flutist Marco Granados’ newest release Music of Venezuela. The record embodies the infectious joy of Granados’ homeland and serves as a whirlwind tour of jazzy, Latin America-inspired folk music. Now audiences everywhere can get a taste of this rich musical heritage what Granados himself ca
New York, NY-December 9- Musicians have long set out to bring the world closer together with their music, but few endeavors have been as ambitious and successful as Garry Dial and Terre Roche’s Us An’ Them: A Collection of National Anthems (Made In New York). Jazz pianist/arranger/educator Dial and folk guitarist/singer-songwriter Roche have both sought to bring about positive change during their long and distinguished careers - Dial primarily through his work as a teacher at th
Hailing from the regional town of Subic-Zambales, Charmaine began her singing career at age 3, entertaining passengers in the back of buses traveling to Manila. As time passed in her childhood, Charmiane provided a complement to her mother on piano as she sang kundiman (Filipino torch songs) and English classics. It was those fond memories that inspired her love of the Great American Songbook.
My Harana: A Filipino Serenade is Charmaine's second consecutive album to make the
No one can make a piano sing like Roger Kellaway, and nowhere is that more true than on his new release, Live at the Jazz Standard. Beautifully performed and recorded at New York’s legendary Jazz Standard, Kellaway and his usual cast of virtuosos including guitarist Russell Malone and vibist Stefon Harris bring to life the classics of Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and many others with ferocity. Clearly, Live at the Jazz Standard is a rare treat for jazz fans everywhe