John Dillard – Let’s Ride

There are so many times that we wonder why this guy doesn’t have a CD out to go with all of his great performances. We see them locally and wish…

Eric Darius, Urban Jazz Coalition – Jacksonville Beach Summer Jazz Series

This is how we spend two summer Sunday afternoons in my hometown. We hang out by the ocean or at one of the beachside restaurants and bars. Or we go…

Streaming services – can we make this work for musicians?

I know, I know (she said in her best whiny voice.) Streaming is a hot button issue right now. Musicians get a pittance when you listen on a streaming player,…

Blake Aaron – Soul Stories

Let’s start out with the bottom line. I love this album. Guitarist Blake Aaron’s Soul Stories has already delivered three hit songs and every song on here has the same…

6th Annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival

Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Foundation presents the 6th Annual Lake Arbor Jazz Festival on the grounds of the Lake Arbor Community Center in Mitchellville, MD. Events begin the evening…

Boney James – A Conversation About FutureSoul

SV: 23 years and 15 albums if you count the collaboration with Rick Braun and the seasonal projects, which we do because people loved them. Other people have come and…

2015 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival

  Information is posted for the 2015 Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival in St. Mary’s County, MD at Colton’s Point.  The festival will be held on Saturday July 11, 2015….

Bob James Quartet @ The Birchmere

Nowadays, most people, when they think of Bob James, they think of him in context of the super group, Fourplay, of which he is a founding member. And that’s fine,…

Red – Nelson Rangell

It’s like this. It took my breath away from the minute I hit play on track 1. This beautiful keyboard line that holds a promise that unfolds over 10 fabulous…

Brian Culbertson Live – 20th Anniversary Tour

Live has always been better from my point of view. No matter what the genre musicians stretch out more when they get on stage in front of a crowd. The…