The mood was understandably festive as John Fedchock’s New York Big Band took to the stage at Birdland on Sunday, September 18. Not only was … Read More “John Fedchock Marks Milestones with His New York Big Band” The post John Fedchock Marks Milestones with His New York Big Band appeared first on JazzTimes.
By any account 2020 was a bad year but for guitarist Richard Smith it was worse than for most. He was fighting a battle against stage three cancer of the throat that included radiation, chemotherapy and taking part in a clinical trial of a drug that involved four hours a day of intravenous infusion. To
Back in 2020 Smooth Jazz Therapy commented on how almost impossible it seemed that keyboard player Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis had yet to release his debut album. Indeed, this Grammy nominated writer and producer has been the driving force behind a plethora of Billboard topping smooth jazz records and in so doing has worked with
What: Soul Beach Music Festival Where: Aruba When: May 24-29, 2023 Artist lineup will be announced later. Click the image below to visit their main site and to book your spot. The post Soul Beach Music Festival Aruba 2023 appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
What: Bruno Mars Where: Dolby Live at Park MGM – Las Vegas, NV When: December 30 & 31 Tickets on sale Friday, September 23. Click the image below to get tickets. The post Bruno Mars Live In Las Vegas NYE appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
Tenor titan Walt Weiskopf’s European Quartet has been together for about five years, producing several sterling albums along the way. As indicated by that growing … Read More “Walt Weiskopf European Quartet: Diamonds and Other Jewels (AMM)” The post Walt Weiskopf European Quartet: Diamonds and Other Jewels (AMM) appeared first on JazzTimes.
Considering the lineup—stacked with talent—and the musician to whom they were paying their respects—a cult figure, rightly or wrongly—the New York City live tribute to … Read More “Jazz Trailblazers Pay Tribute to Tomasz Stańko at Brooklyn’s Roulette” The post Jazz Trailblazers Pay Tribute to Tomasz Stańko at Brooklyn’s Roulette appeared first on JazzTimes.
Here’s a game I like to play that’s a variation on the familiar challenge of choosing favorite records to take to a desert island. I … Read More “Chronology: Kenny Dorham Drops a Sigh in 1961” The post Chronology: Kenny Dorham Drops a Sigh in 1961 appeared first on JazzTimes.
Back in February of 2020, during what might be described as the quiet before the COVID storm, Australian sax-man Gary Honor hit the scene with the Latin flavoured ‘The Pulse’. Produced by Skinny Hightower, it featured Cheili Minucci on guitar and was intended as the first single from what was to become ‘Momentum’. Then came
“Crush” is the ultimate way to carry the sound, warmth and unbridled excitement of Summer well into the Fall and Winter seasons. Infectious, blistering guitar melodies and solos, sweetened with Tower of Power style horns while imagining artists from 3 different generations, Wes Montgomery, Earth Wind and Fire, and Bruno Mars, all performing on the same stage together. The track was