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.
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Jazz pianist Marc Cary shares the wisdom he’s gained from years as a professional musician in his latest album Life Lessons. The first lesson he shares is that in order to truly understand jazz, you have to dig deep — real deep. The roots of this music go back farther than American history — across the ocean, and across continents even.
Jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn’s latest album Dear Love is a love letter to her community, family, friends, and future lover. Her music spreads warmth and positivity, encouraging us to be the eye of the hurricane by finding balance and peace amidst the chaos of society.
“If you do something that matters to yourself, then all the extra stuff — whether people like it or not — has less importance. If it’s self-fulfilling, you can’t lose.”
Jazz saxophonist James Brandon Lewis talks about his new album: Jesup Wagon inspired by scientist George Washington Carver in this new podcast episode of Bite-Size Jazz
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.
Ulysses Owens Jr. shares the inspiration behind his latest big band album Soul Conversations, along with advice for dealing with critics and why he prefers to write with a friend.
Alexa Tarantino’s album Firefly is her third recording as a leader in the last three years. In this episode, she walks us through the composition process on tunes like “The Firefly Code,” “Surge Capacity” and “Daybreak” while also talking about the unique process of recording during a pandemic.
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.