April 13, 2018

Among the many iconic saxophone players Jeff Ryan lists as influences in his development as a top flight player and performer, he can narrow his list down to a single performer and track that made him fall in love with contemporary urban jazz as a kid and set him on hi...

April 12, 2018

Moments after launching his high powered, dynamics-filled world music extravaganza before a nearly sold-out crowd at The Saban Theatre with the booming, percussive title track to “Beyond Borders" (a true universal anthem of hope for these challenging times), veteran ac...

April 12, 2018

Capping an extraordinary year for her epic 2016 work Eternity with a ZMR nomination for Best Neo-Classical Album, world renowned Brazilian composer/producer Anaya reflected on her inspiration and creative process. She said, “I make music to fulfill a collective yearnin...

April 12, 2018

Jared Hall’s deliriously eclectic, powerfully swinging and melodically engaging debut Hallways marks more than simply the arrival of an exciting new presence on the trad jazz scene. It’s a testament to the value of music education and the importance of passing it on. F...

April 12, 2018

This “other” Dave Mathews is a multi-faceted, Bay Area based jazz wonder to behold, a 40 year veteran sideman who started his career with Tower of Power, backed Etta James for over 20 years and currently tours with Santana. On his first album as a leader in 15 years, h...

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