‘Daddy’s Country Gold’: Melissa Carper on her new record, Nashville’s love affair with jazz and being gay in traditional country music

Leaving behind a landscape of shuttered venues, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melissa Carper and her partner/bandmate Rebecca Patek, both of Sad Daddy and Buffalo Gals, fled Nashville in September of 2020 for more modest digs on a vegetable farm in Texas. There, the pair of sometimes-Arkansans have weathered the last several months of the pandemic — [...]

An Interview with Dave Koz on His Latest Project “A New Day”

In a recording career that spans nearly three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, 11 No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, 13 sold-out Dave Koz & Friends At Sea cruises, performances for [...]

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 [...]

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