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February 27, 2020

True to the diversity of Tony Saunders’ legendary resume, the bassist/composer – while remaining in the melodic, groove-intensive pocket - is always full of stylistic and thematic surprises from project to project. Four years after taking us straight to the heart of hi...

February 26, 2020

What is it about the wisdom and innocence of a child’s words that can penetrate our deepest fears and hard-won pessimism to break our hearts through to enduring sunlight and shards of hope? Despite her and her family’s ordeal, Anne Frank famously said, “It’s a wonder I...

February 26, 2020

A 2018 winner of the Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artist Lifetime Achievement Award, San Francisco based internationally renowned jazz and R&B driven singer Clairdee grew up admiring not only the musical genius of Lena Horne, but also the legendary performer’s commitment to...

February 25, 2020

Versatile pianist J.C. Hopkins and his soaring, explosive Biggish Band has been holding court for several years at their Saturday Night residency at Milton’s Playhouse, updating a tradition and carrying on a legacy that began at the historic club in the 1940s, when Diz...

February 25, 2020

Veteran drummer Paul Shaw brings a fascinating history to his debut as a leader, which, considering its expansive array of moods and melodic, harmonic and rhythmic scope, should rightfully been titled, “Moments of Clarity,” plural.

After years of playing with jazz orche...

February 25, 2020

It’s kind of curious as to why Dave Morgan and Rob Susman, veteran sidemen and masterminds behind the slammin’, jammin’ high octane 15 piece ensemble Funk Shui NYC, wait till the last track to state their overall whirlwind of a mission, but there it is – even wilder th...

February 25, 2020

She had me at “Bewitched!” Not the Songbook standard that Suzanna Ross’ clever album title humorously references, but a snappy, sexy and swinging bass-vocal driven twist on the classic TV show theme, little heard lyrics and all.

This track may pique everyone’s curiosity...

February 25, 2020

Sometimes the most dynamic, wildly creative, soulful, sonically inventive and playfully swinging jazz arrives in deceptive packaging.

The cover of Dawn Comes Quietly, the latest album by  popular European touring ensemble the Sarah Elgeti Quartet, shows the Danish born...

February 25, 2020

Having made an impact as a jazz interpreter and clever, thoughtful original songwriter and performer in New York, New Orleans and in her current digs of London, the multi-faceted Denise Mangiardi celebrates 25 years of recording on her latest album Brown Book. 

It's a s...

February 25, 2020

Timed perfectly for a Valentine’s Day release, For All We Know is an exquisite, gentle, heartfelt and deeply emotional guitar-vocal duo for the ages, pairing the rich but wonderfully restrained talents of Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress/vocal interpreter extrao...

February 22, 2020

Modern music has had a resurgence in the last decade. Leading the charge is a slew of new artists that are shifting the landscape of the industry through their incomparable artistry and their ability to bring something fresh and new to the world of music. In fact, one...

February 17, 2020

Since “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” debuted in February 2014, the opening “Hey Hey Hey Hey” riff by house band The Roots has become one of television’s most infectious and explosive earworms ever. Even if you’ve never watched a full episode, it’s probably pa...

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