When the legendary Jon Hendricks says a vocalist “has one of the best voices I’ve heard in over 40 years,” that in itself is enough keep reading »
Join saxophonist and composer Jonathan Greenstein at Rockwood Music Hall in celebration of his forthcoming album Vol. 1, which is to be released Jan. 29th keep reading »
Michael Louis-Smith’s ‘First Black Nation’ is a deeply emotional look at the disaster in Haiti through the lens of Smith’s musical stylings. Bringing together a group of longtime friends and collaborators for this project, Smith and his crew consisting of Stacey Dillard, Diallo House, Ismail Lawal, and Victor Gould, create thought-provoking vignettes of disaster, hope, and beyond. We caught up Michael to discuss the record and some of the musical experiences that helped shaped his vision. Be sure to grab your own copy of the record and then come out to the album release party at DROM on June 4th to experience the musical journey live.
Composed of Justin Tyson, Nozomi Yamaguchi, David Ginyard, M. Jelani Brooks, Patriq Moody and Victor Gould, the members of Product share a high pedigree of education from Berklee College of Music. Finding a common interest in R&B, hip-hop, jazz, funk and rock, the group came together in a effort to fully represent this new breed of hybrid musicians.
Harlem native and graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz Performance Godwin Louis will be performing two sets with his band at the Jazz Gallery tomorrow night, 2/9/12. “In May 2011, Godwin and his Thelonious Monk Institute fellows recorded an album, “Side Angles” to be released in the spring of 2012 under the band name “Junto 6”. It features 12 original compositions, two by each members of the band.