CHURCH is back in NYC this weekend as Mark de Clive-Lowe hits NuBlu on Saturday, 12/10. Rocking alongside MdCL on stage are bassist Tim Lefebvre keep reading »
The good folks at Boiler Room have been gracious enough to document some of our proudest moments. From the recent Blue After Dark concert, Supreme keep reading »
Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1 is a huge undertaking. With a personnel list that boasts over 40 musicians and six different ensembles, the album runs the keep reading »
Raydar Ellis will be behind the the ones and twos for Mixography: The Collectives, Volume I – Dungeon Family. The event will celebrate the discographies keep reading »
The last time Kenneth “GIZMO” Rodgers’ name popped up on our site was when we premiered the video for his breakup tearjerker, “White Walls.” Though keep reading »
Your very own Revive Big Band is hitting the legendary Blue Note stage on Monday, May 12th. The band’s gig comes on the heels of keep reading »
To reach her sound, New York based singer Melanie Charles (aka D’Flower) fuses her Haitian roots with soul and electronic music, all resting in a keep reading »
The legendary tap musician Savion Glover will be joining the Revive Big Band for their Blue Note Festival performance on 6/16 at Highline Ballroom featuring a slew of todays greatest musicians, led by trumpeter Igmar Thomas.
In preparation for Winter JazzFest this weekend we dropped by the rehearsal for Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life to get a sneak peak of this all-star band featuring Strickland on saxes, the legendary Ku-umba Frank Lacy on trombone, Yuki Hirano holding down the keys, Mark Kelley on bass, Charles Haynes on the drums, and emcee Raydar Ellis on the mic.
With the Lee Morgan Story taking on new life this past week at Le Poisson Rouge, we’ve got some new insight into the project and a collection of great video and photos from the historic night that saw legendary trumpeter Wallace Roney take the stage in tribute to the late Lee Morgan. Originally brought to us by the dynamic duo of Ben Williams and John Robinson, the night also featured Marc Cary on keys, Justin Brown on drums, Leron Thomas on trumpet, and Raydar Ellis (DJ/Emcee).