Photo credit: Debra Gail White Boston-based pianist Laszlo Gardony released a solo disc titled Clarity on May 7. It’s a thoughtful, rhythmically varied and wonderfully executed piece of work on the Sunnyside label that arrives two decades after Gardony’s debut Sunnyside release, Changing the Standards—also a solo-piano album. By his [...]Read more >>
The Pedrito Martinez Group, led by band’s namesake Cuban-born percussionist, has signed with Motéma Music. Their debut, eponymously titled studio disc, produced by Martinez and drumming great Steve Gadd, will drop in early October. The four members of the Martinez Group met and began playing together at the Guantanamera restaurant [...]Read more >>
Photo credit: Fabrizio Ferri Trumpeter Chris Botti (pictured above) is among the artists who will perform at the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, in Miami, during the 2013-14 season of “Jazz Roots—A Larry Rosen Jazz Series.” Currently celebrating its fifth anniversary, the jazz and educational series originated at the [...]Read more >>
Ahmad Jamal (pictured above) and his quartet will be among the headliners at this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival, set to unfold over Labor Day weekend on four downtown stages. Other headlining acts at this year’s festival include Joshua Redman, John Scofield, Sheila Jordan, McCoy Tyner (with special guest, dancer Savion [...]Read more >>
Ryan Truesdell – Photo credit: Shaun Mader Ryan Truesdell, the producer and conductor behind last year’s roundly lauded album, Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans, will play a six-night engagement in May at Manhattan’s Jazz Standard. Truesdell (pictured above) and his Grammy-nominated Gil Evans Project will begin their stand [...]Read more >>
Pianist Eldar Djangirov, widely regarded as a prodigy of sorts throughout his teen and even pre-teen years, is now a 26-year-old veteran with many accomplishments to his name. His latest is a pair of CDs—one jazz, the other classical, both self-produced—that were recorded over the course of a single week, [...]Read more >>
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