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Avishai Cohen Plays Xavier's Jazz Series

From Cincinnati CityBeat Trumpeter Avishai Cohen Plays Penultimate Show In Xavier’s 2018-2019 Jazz Series By: Mike Breen Trumpeter and composer Avishai Cohen is among the most critically-acclaimed musicians in modern Jazz, earning high praise from all over the world, including from esteemed U.S. outlets like The New York Times (which wrote, ‘Like (Miles) Davis, (Cohen) can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant human cries’) and the U.K.‘s The Guardian, which also name-checked Davis in its commendation, writing that ‘every generation of Jazz trumpeters revisits the legacy of Miles Davis in their own ways, but ‘¦ Cohen’s version of the journey has been particularly skillful.’ While comparing a Jazz trumpeter favorably to the greatest player of all time might suggest heavy hyperbole and certainly comes with a ton of pressure and expectations, the Israeli-born Cohen certainly fits the mold and seems up to the task. Cohen shares... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 22nd, 2019 in News


What Donna Grantis learned from playing with Prince

From NOW Toronto What Donna Grantis learned from playing with Prince By: Michael Rancic Mississauga-born Grantis played co-lead guitar in Prince’s 3RDEYEGIRL and the New Power Generation band, who backed him in the period before his death in 2016. On... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 22nd, 2019 in News


Treating Savannah to Cuban jazz

From The Augusta Chronicle Savannah Music Festival: Daymé Arocena will treat Savannah to Cuban jazz rhythms By: Jim Reed One international artist whose work has not only benefited substantially from the American jazz idiom, but has also enjoyed tremendous acclaim... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 22nd, 2019 in News


Exclusive Premiere of Lynell's 'A Little Love'

From Billboard Quiana Lynell Wants to Share ‘A Little Love’: Exclusive Premiere By: Gail Mitchell One mark of a gifted singer is how well he or she can reinterpret a classic composition and make it their own. The classic in... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 21st, 2019 in News


Jazz and Caribbean Music Are One and the Same

From The New York Times For Etienne Charles, Jazz and Caribbean Music Are One and the Same By: Giovanni Russonello […] Mr. Charles, 35, has been uniting Trinidadian methods with jazz ideas since he moved to the United States in... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 21st, 2019 in News


Inspiration from a Dream...

From The Mercury News Brad Mehldau explains how a dream inspired latest acclaimed album By: Jim Harrington Brad Mehldau is heading back to the area for five shows. The phenomenally talented jazz pianist is supporting his latest acclaimed recording, ‘Seymour... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 20th, 2019 in News


Making Space for A New Jazz Quartet

From Houstonia Magazine Making Space for A New Kind of Jazz Quartet By: Hannah Che If you thought Mark Guiliana’s new group, Space Heroes, had something to do with astronauts, think again. “I get asked about the name a lot... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 20th, 2019 in News


Donna Grantis Shares her Story

From CTV – Your Morning Guitarist Donna Grantis shares her story of being discovered by Prince on YouTube Donna Grantis speaks with CTV about her new album and the story of being discovered by Prince. Watch the full interview below.... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 19th, 2019 in News


Daymé Shares Santeria Rhythms and Samba Grooves

From ArtBurst Miami SINGER DAYMÉ AROCENA TALKS NINA SIMONE, LA LUPE ON WAY TO GLOBAL CUBA FEST IN MIAMI BEACH By: Fernando Gonzalez In the music of Cuban singer and songwriter Daymé Arocena, Santeria rhythms brush against rumba and samba... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 19th, 2019 in News


Brad Mehldau on BBC's 'In Tune'

From BBC Radio 3 Brad Mehldau, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Trio Isimsiz – In Tune By: Sean Rafferty Sean Rafferty presents top-class live music, with performances by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau whose new Piano Concerto premieres tomorrow with the Britten Sinfonia. Listen... Read The Full Article

Posted Mar 18th, 2019 in News


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