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Jazz Vocals Playlist

A playlist for all those fans of vocal jazz. This playlist features tracks by some of the best and most creative vocalists currently on global jazz scene. This playlist is curated...

CD Review: Nuphar Fey, Serenity Island.

Last week Israeli pianist Nuphar Fey released her new album titled “Serenity Island” on Belgium based Hypnote Records. Known for her crystal-like touch, use of...

Op Ed. A Challenge to our industries “Free Thinkers”

This is an article I’ve been meaning to write for some time, however, like the rest of us we tend to focus on our own needs, commitments and dealing with the daily grind,...

Black Sabbath exposed!

In the jazz media business, the one thing you can count on is the endless stream of press releases received daily in your inbox. Mostly the subject material is fairly run of the...

Featured Gig – Arik Strauss Trio live at the Loci Loft in Berlin.

Last summer I had the pleasure of catching the Arik Strauss Trio live at the Loci Loft in Berlin. On March 7th Arik and his trio will once again return to the Loci Loft. Arik...

Samba Meets Jazz Workshops come to Paris.

The Samba Meets Jazz Workshops, directed by Brazilian-born, multi-Grammy Nominee Nilson Matta (bassist for, Trio da Paz and Luis Bonfa) will be returning to Europe this April....

Cover Story: Maria Schneider, Data Lords

To most jazz aficionados Maria Schneider needs little or no introduction however, for those less familiar with her body of work a short recap of her distinguished career would...

Connie Han, Honouring the Tradition.

Los Angeles based pianist Connie Han debuted in 2018 with her album “Crime Zone”. The album garnered rave reviews from almost all major jazz media outlets including this fine...

Holdup, the new EP From Ola Onabule and The Hazelrigg Brothers

Now and then a collaboration comes along that grabs your attention and earlier this week this is exactly what happened when the new EP from vocalist Ola Onabule and The Hazelrigg...

Editorial picks for the most popular new releases of the year!

With 2019 quickly coming to a close Nigel and I thought it appropriate to take a look back at some of the great release’s we’ve featured in our new release program...

Interview: Giuseppe Millaci speaks about his journey

Italian Bassist and composer Giuseppe Millaci released his second CD as a leader on November 15th. The album titled “The Endless Way” follows his 2017 debut “Songbook” and...