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Dennis Van Aarssen – The Newest Addition to the Iconic Crooners’ List

After hearing Robbie Williams’ album Swing "When You’re Winning" as a young boy, Dennis Van Aarssen fell in love with Swing and Jazz-music. Dennis, born in The Netherlands, started piano lessons at five and then moved on to singing lessons. He decided to participate in various talent programs on TV. In addition, Dennis recorded songs in his home [...]

The Endless Ability and Talent of Heather Pierson

We here at JazzMonthly.com would like to thank Dave Wilkes(www.davewilkes.com), an icon in the music business for introducing us to Heather Pierson. Heather Pierson is a rare artist that has essentially mastered all Genres of Music. From beautifully improvised Musical Meditations on piano, to being #1 on the Folk radio charts. Exciting live Jazz performances one night... genuine acoustic original music with her trio the [...]

Rich Baron – Creating Memorable Melodies

Rich Baron excels at creating memorable melodies that satisfy the most sophisticated music fan as well as the casual listener. His recordings embody his ongoing search for new ways to express himself through his eclectic songwriting and incredible vocal range. Listeners will immediately understand where he’s coming from as they find themselves on an immediate [...]

Impressing Musicians & Fans Every Time He steps Out on the Stage, Alex Bird Talks about His New Release “The Way She Moves”

It is my pleasure to welcome to JazzMonthly.com an incredible singer, songwriter, performer and actor. With his trademark look, he is impressing musicians and fans alike every time he steps out on the stage. Alex has just released his debut single titled "The Way She Moves" and is currently working on his soon to be release album, " Whisky Kisses." He has [...]

Jo Harman’s “People We Become,” a testimony to her International Appeal

Raised in Southwest England, Harman found success on her own terms with her debut, Dirt On My Tongue. The album was released independently in 2013 and supported by a touring schedule that found Harman sharing the stage with icons like Patti Smith, Joan Baez and Sinead O’Connor. Wildly successful for an independent record, Dirt On My Tongue was [...]

GIDEON KING – A Mélange of Rock, Jazz & Pop

In 2015, Gideon King & City Blog(GKCB) released a full length CD, City Blog. The music was met with wide critical acclaim, with the Huffington Post calling King a "musical genius." Having worked for years in establishing a reputation as a rising force in the New York Jazz scene, King has worked with John Scofield and members of Steely [...]

Interview: Grace Brancale, Emerging Global Artist

With singles featured on local and global smooth jazz radio stations, Grace Brancale has grown her audience across 216 countries. Considering that her first release was just in August 2017, and almost 20 releases since, many across the US and around the world have reached out to her to let her know they are a fan of [...]

MICHAEL LINGTON – Silver Lining

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" MICHAEL LINGTON  -Silver Lining- Michael Lington grew up in Copenhagen and decided to move to America and pursue a music career. Since that move, he has recorded multiple albums and is recognized worldwide as one of the premier solo recording artists covering diverse musical genres including: Soul, Jazz, R&B, Funk & [...]

JAMES TORMÉ – Strange Little Planet

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" JAMES TORMÉ  -Strange Little Planet- "Strange Little Planet" is a new project by James Tormé, son of the legendary jazz singer, composer, drummer and actor…Mel Tormé. James Tormé, an extraordinary singer with immense talent and energy has once again, created a standout CD that is already creating a buzz of excitement [...]

MICHAEL ALAN – Feature Interview

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" MICHAEL ALAN  - Distant Worlds - Baby boomer Michael Alan grew up listening to '70s and early ‘80s rock and pop. His musical obsession was and still is, The Beatles. In college, Michael was exposed to all types of jazz and fusion by teachers and fellow musicians. His interest in using [...]