Spencer Day credits his mother and the local video store for igniting his love of musicals. He grew up in a small, conservative town that didn’t have much in the way of live musical theater performances. But there was a video store that carried G-rated movies — and classic films.
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About Olivia Van Goor Jazz vocalist Olivia Van Goor says one of the best pieces of advice she’s ever received is, “In the beginning, no…
When Freda Payne recorded “Band of Gold” for Invictus Records in 1969, she didn’t think much of it — until it catapulted her to the top of the charts in 1970. Even today, it’s still considered one of the top 100 songs of the 70s. But Freda Payne’s roots are in jazz — she recorded her very first album for Impulse! Records (known for recording jazz legends such as John Coltrane and Duke Ellington) and ever since 2014, she’s returned to those roots with her recordings.
The sound of big bands brewed a love for jazz that carried Miki Yamanaka from her home in Japan all the way to New York City.
Drummer Tom Cohen must have had flames coming off his sticks when he finished recording his latest record. Short but mighty, My Take features five burning tracks with Philadelphia greats.
Jazz Vocalist Samara Joy opens up about her climb into the jazz limelight and the inspiration behind her self-titled debut album.
Jazz pianist Billy Stritch talks about his love for the Great American Songbook, weekly livestream concerts, and his new album Billy’s Place.
At 23-years-old, Caity Gyorgy is already an adept lyricist, songwriter, arranger, and bandleader. Her latest EP Now Pronouncing showcases her talents along with her hand-picked 10 piece band. Inspired by the music and cinema of the 50s and 60s, her original tunes fit right within the vein of the Great American Songbook.
Singer David Osmond and Big Band Directer Caleb Chapman team up for a big hit with their new album, More Where That Came From. They laugh about what it’s like being related to Donny and Marie Osmond, how they became the dynamic duo they are today, (even accidentally becoming neighbors), and how they give the Great American Songbook a fresh sound.