2013′s Winter Jazz Festival will be kicking off on 1/11/13. This year Revive Music Group will be presenting two action-packed nights of music at Sullivan Hall filled to the brim with a roster of amazing musicians. We’re bringing you previews of these incredible artists to give you a taste of what is to come in January. We met up with Ari Hoenig to discuss what he’s got in store for Winter Jazz Festival. Check out our preview with The Ari Hoenig Group below featuring Mike League, Wayne Krantz, and Tivon Pennicott!
We are proud to once again partner with the 2013 Winter Jazzfest in producing our annual Revive Music Stage taking place on Friday, Jan. 11th and Saturday, Jan. 12th with the first performance starting at 7:45pm and going all night until 4am on both nights. Performances will include the premier of ‘AFRO HARPING’, a tribute to Dorothy Ashby led by harpist Brandee Younger, our monthly remix live jazz party, CHURCH with Mark de Clive-Lowe, Otis Brown III Quintet, Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life, Somi and many many more.
We caught up with bassist and producer Lex Sadler for a look into how he’s bringing his passion for electronic music into the jazz realm. Touring as Blitz the Ambassador’s bassist and planning projects with Ari Hoenig, Sadler has spread himself over a wide range of musicians and is bringing it all together with his numerous innovative projects. With the release of ‘Twenty Three Seven,’ Sadler shows us a glimpse of the future of integrating live musicians with loops and samples. Check out our interview and take a sneak peak at how the album was made in the video below.