July 22, 2019

Sometimes, when you ask a sincere musical question, the Universe finds a quick, dramatic way to answer. Recently experiencing yet another incredible Hollywood Bowl classical piano concerto, I wondered out loud, “Why do all the greatest featured piano soloists from plac...

June 1, 2019

Twenty years after Juan Sánchez began creating instrumental electronic music for multi-media and sound libraries, the Barcelona based pianist, composer and producer is emerging as an important new voice in in the neo-classical-ambient-meditational realm of new age musi...

May 7, 2019

The empowering culmination of 23 years of collaborations between pianist Richie Beirach and violinist Gregor Huebner, Crossing Borders is a prodigious, multi-faceted ensemble work with the WDR Big Band that, as per its title, celebrates the ability of music and art to...

January 30, 2019

Considering her massive talents and the sonically expansive multi-verses she creates, it’s ironic that the supremely enigmatic, endlessly fascinating NoCal based singer, songwriter, keyboardist and musical visionary Margaret Stutt chose her professional name Pezzettino...

December 25, 2018

A decade and a half after reality TV judge and mega-producer Simon Cowell brought Urs Buhler (from Switzerland), Sebastien Izambard (France), Carlos Marin (Spain) and David Miller (U.S.) together to form Il Divo, the four piece multi-national vocal group remains one of...

November 26, 2018

First used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More, the term “utopia” refers to an imagined state of things in which everything is perfect. “Perfect” being a relative term, we are always free to create our own impressions of what that would mean. Ideally, it would...

October 1, 2018

To appropriate the title of 2002’s sweeping, soul enveloping latest full length album, that year seemed A World Away when multi-instrumentalists Pamela and Randy Copus launched their incredible two and a half decade run as vocal and instrumental masters of the sweet cr...

August 17, 2018

Discovering an exciting new Native American flute artist like Marcia Watson Bendo reminds me just how long I’ve had a passion for her chosen genre. In the 90’s, when I was first getting into  and writing about new age and world music, I loved the dual albums by pianist...

August 7, 2018

Sometimes can be an amazing experience to get out of your musical comfort zone and go on a sonic, rhythmically expansive global adventure that truly transports the heart and soul while giving one’s mind colorful time traveling lessons it will never forget. You’ve never...

July 15, 2018

Composer, producer, arranger and orchestrator Peter Calandra has done it all during his prolific career. He’s penned music for Broadway shows, composed for film and TV, created sports anthems and starting in the late 2000s, released dynamic and popular new age recordin...

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