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November 11, 2019

Lots of relationships break up because the partners are too busy in the frenetic modern to spend much time developing deeper connections and intimacy. Yet that’s not the kind of “Busy” the brilliantly rootsy, modern folk/soul Toronto based pop/rock singer/songwriter Ma...

November 9, 2019

Legendary lyricist Sammy Cahn once wrote about the holiday season, “It’s that time of year when the world falls in love…” Blessedly for contemporary jazz fans, that means more than simply getting cozy by the fire, hearing sleigh bells ring, dashing through the snow and...

October 23, 2019

In only three compelling, heart on her sleeve songs, gossamer voiced soul-jazz singer songwriter invites us into a fascinating interior world, where she’s unashamed to address suicidal thoughts and her slow emergence from a dark emotional time.

Understanding that a diff...

October 14, 2019

When a female horn player’s branding is nothing less than “The Saxophone Queen,” she better deliver the goods – and in the case of Fostina Dixon, who plays soprano, alto and baritone (not to mention flute and clarinet) with equal sparkle and funk, she does that and a w...

October 3, 2019

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Following the ever-evolving creative muses of multi-talented, Singapore based composer, producer, guitarist and creative visionary Arun Shnoy has been a fascinating yet slightly maddening challenge these past few years.

Co...

September 27, 2019

If you’ve got your ears peeled, eager to hear what the future of jazz sounds like, a phenomenal place to start focusing is Big Beat, a 19-piece, millennial led ensemble bent on dynamically fusing classic, bold, brassy, improvisational rich big band power with relentles...

September 27, 2019

Admit it – the minute you found out that John Denicola, the Oscar winning songwriting king of pop in 1987-88 for his still engaging, co-written Dirty Dancing hits, finally became a recording artist, you picked up The Why Because and just HAD to listen first to his spin...

September 26, 2019

The name of Shelita Burke’s 2015 debut EP proved truly prophetic, as fans all over the world were Transfixed by the hard working, well-traveled multi-talented performer. The collection was the #14 best-selling singer-songwriter album on Amazon, and NPR Music – which pl...

September 26, 2019

The legendary Billy Preston once asked us “Will It Go ‘Round in Circles?” In the deft hands of Miami based emerging alt R&B/hip-hop artist/producer Speakea5y, the answer is a resounding absolutely! Emerging as a powerful, socially conscious voice of the millennial gene...

September 24, 2019

Riding high on the critical acclaim showered on his latest album Good Trouble and its anthem-like lead single “Lifeline,” golden voiced pop/soul singer-songwriter Mutlu joins forces with fellow Philadelphian, the legendary John Oates, to celebrate the Spirit of Brother...

September 22, 2019

Any raw, down home and infinitely hipster-cool Americana artist bold enough to put singing “Disney songs into a turkey baster” as an early musical memory is bound to grab my attention.

If he’s transcended tragedy (the loss of his mother and stepfather in a plane crash)...

September 18, 2019

Quickly evolving from contemporary jazz reviewers’ prediction that he would be “The Next” to the breakthrough reality that he’s “The Now,” composer, producer and bass and keyboard virtuoso Blair Bryant is making a powerful impact on the contemporary urban jazz scene wi...

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