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MARIEA ANTOINETTE – Feature Interview

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" MARIEA ANTOINETTE Mariea Antoinette, a native of San Diego, has transformed the Harp from a classical background instrument into an electrifying lead instrument in today’s Contemporary music. With the success from her last release, STRAIGHT FROM THE HARP – Special Edition that reached an impressive top 5 in Billboard, Mariea’s new [...]

VANN BURCHFIELD – Feature Interview

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" VANN BURCHFIELD From his victorious saxophone Longest-Note-Guinness-Record over Kenny G, to multiple performances at the White House, Vann Burchfield raises the threshold on the genre. In view of the combined musical styles he brings to the table, it’s not surprising that Burchfield is achieving broad success on his most recent release [...]

TONY SAUNDERS – Feature Interview

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" TONY SAUNDERS Tony Saunders’ life story could be the script to a hit movie.  Son of legendary keyboardist and composer Merl Saunders, Tony’s life has been a musical adventure.  As a child he was taught piano by Herbie Hancock, and for his tenth birthday he was given an electric organ ​​from Sly Stone. After the recent success of "Uptown Jazz," which received enthusiastic praise, Tony has announced the [...]

B. CHRISTOPHER – Feature Interview

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" B. CHRISTOPHER B. Christopher, like most composers, is not a household name. However, if you own a television, you have probably heard his music. With over 3,000 placements annually, on virtually every channel, it would be difficult not to hear his work. His new release, " Four From The Sun" is a [...]

PAUL TUVMAN – Riding The Jetstream

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" PAUL TUVMAN Almost all of us wanted to grow up to be an Airline Pilot or a Professional Musician. But most of the time we settle in to our regular day-to-day life style with that dream slowly fading away… only to remerge when we take a flight somewhere and are transformed [...]

DAN BECK BAND – Feature Interview

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" Dan Beck of "Dan Beck Band" Expressive and soulful guitarist, vocalist, writer Dan Beck performs front and center with the Dan Beck Band. His new debut release All The Fish Are Hoppin’ is a blend of Blues and Jazz as Dan sings and conveys his musical story with his unique gift of lyrical expression.  The band’s [...]

SULTANS OF STRING – CHRISTMAS CARAVAN

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" Chris McKhool of "Sultans of String" Canada’s 3x JUNO (Canada’s Grammy) nominees/3x CFMA winning ambassadors of musical diversity, Sultans of String, have expanded the traditional notion of Christmas music with their new, genre-hopping disc, “Christmas Caravan.” Sultans of String’s acclaimed world music tapestry embraces orchestration and pop on this album, and [...]

INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2017

"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 [...]

DAVE WILKES

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" DAVE WILKES When Jazz Monthly last interviewed music industry veteran David Wilkes, he was midway through his eight year tenure (2002-2010) as Vice President of A&R (Artists & Repertoire) at Koch Records (now known as E1 Music), whose roster included Ringo Starr, Joan Baez, Chris Brubeck,numerous country and hip-hop artists and contemporary jazz greats [...]

JIM BRUCE

"Jazz Monthly Feature Interview" JIM BRUCE Well, if you love multi-rhythmic fingerpicking blues guitar, coming from one man but sounds like three, you will really appreciate the ability of our next guest.  He is one unique Blues Guitarist/Vocalist that you just cannot put into any box.  He has been performing, recording and educating thousands of aspiring [...]