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INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017

By | 2017-10-27T04:08:17+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Feature Interviews|Tags: , , |

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" SHANE WHALEN International Songwriting Competition The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels [...]

SYLEENA JOHNSON – Rebirth of Soul

By | 2017-10-29T07:57:44+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Feature Releases|Tags: , , , , |

FEATURED RELEASE SOUL REIGNS SUPREME ON SYLEENA JOHNSON'S REBIRTH OF SOUL (11/10) The R&B Diva Unites with Father-Legendary Soul/Blues Singer Syl Johnson for their First Recording Together In Over Two Decades Shanachie Entertainment The iconic Etta James once said about authentic soul and blues music, "You can't fake this music. It's how you connect [...]

15th Annual Panama Jazz Festival

By | 2017-10-19T05:33:04+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Concerts, Festivals|Tags: |

15th Annual Panama Jazz Festival  Led By Artistic Director Danilo Pérez Announces 2018 Lineup Festival Dates: January 15-20, 2018 Uniting internationally acclaimed jazz artists, renowned educators and jazz fans from around the globe, the 15th Annual Panama Jazz Festival will be held January 15-20, 2018 at The City of Knowledge in Panama City, ATLAPA Convention Center [...]

2018 NEXT GENERATION JAZZ FESTIVAL

By | 2017-10-29T08:03:02+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |

ARTICLES -  2018 NEXT GENERATION JAZZ FESTIVAL  Presented by Monterey Jazz Festival Now Accepting Applications  Monterey, Calif.; October 18, 2017; Monterey Jazz Festival, a leader in jazz education since its inception in 1958, is pleased to announce the 48th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, featuring the nation's most talented middle school, high school, [...]

MARIA SCHAFER – To Know Love

By | 2017-10-18T04:07:36+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: More Releases|Tags: , , , |

NEW RELEASE Maria Schafer To Know Love With a "warm and sensuous vocal talent (Smoothjazz.com)", charmingly straightforward delivery, spot-on pitch, and nuanced rhythmic sensibilities, young jazz singer Maria Schafer carries forward the vibrant jazz tradition with a musical aesthetic born in the Great American Songbook. Her modern originals show influences from the romanticism of American [...]

FALKOR ENSEMBLE – Green Millenium

By | 2017-10-18T03:34:05+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: More Releases|Tags: , , , |

NEW RELEASE Falkor Ensemble 8 Green Millennium Falkor Ensemble (formed in 2016, Israel) blends together the worlds of modern jazz, free and abstract music and ‘60s psychedelic sounds to create a unique sound, dark and atmospheric, aimed at giving you the strongest emotional experience Since the band’s formation, Falkor Ensemble has played dozens of shows in [...]

NESTOR TORRES – Jazz Flute Traditions

By | 2017-10-18T03:11:00+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , , |

Reviews  NESTOR TORRES Jazz Flute Traditions Nestor Torres made his early reputation as a talented flautist who played Latin pop/jazz. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he moved to New York after high school, attended Berklee, and gained experience playing with a wide variety of Latin groups including salsa bands in [...]

3D RHYTHM OF LIFE – Fantasy

By | 2017-10-29T06:52:15+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Feature Releases|Tags: , , , , |

FEATURED RELEASE 3D RHYTHM OF LIFE Fantasy The album leads with a vibrant Latin-Tropical-Soul cover of Earth Wind and Fire’s international mega-hit “Fantasy”, sung by Nuyorican vocalist, Chris Alfinez, who has toured with Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and La India. The video and single were released in late 2016, a few days prior to [...]

PETER BERNSTEIN – Signs Live!

By | 2017-10-17T06:36:14+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Reviews|Tags: , |

Reviews PETER BERNSTEIN Signs Live Back in 1994, guitarist Peter Bernstein recorded a CD, Signs Of Life, that found him leading an all-star quartet that also featured pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Over 20 years later, on Jan. 4, 2015, the quartet had a reunion for [...]

BILL GATI & THE ROARING 20’s BAND – 8×8

By | 2017-10-17T06:10:37+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: More Releases|Tags: , , , |

NEW RELEASE Bill Gati & The Roaring 20's Band8 x 820's Jazz has returned. Bill Gati & The Roaring 20's Band is leading the charge on the revitalization of this forgotten genre. Why not? Throughout the generations we have witness Doo Wop, Motown, Punk Rock, and 80's Freestyle die out. Just as of recently, Chip Music [...]