Jackiem Joyner – Evolve

Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner recently released Evolve, his 5th CD. Joyner wrote and produced all 11 songs on his latest project. He calls this CD Evolve because it is a reflection…

Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2014

  What if I told you about a jazz festival that was committed to showcasing the entire spectrum of jazz music, gave you a chance to see big name stars…

Mindi Abair – Wild Heart

Somebody finally did it. In a world where musicians who have had a taste of airplay chart success seem to feel a gravitational pull toward the soundalike safety zone and…

Al Jarreau – Jacksonville Jazz Festival

May evenings in Florida have a soft feeling about them. It isn’t too hot by nightfall and there is often a slight breeze. It’s just a matter of time before…

Berks Jazz Festival 2014

After a long, hard and cold winter, I was ready for spring.  I was ready to hear some sweet sounds played by live, (and I mean live in every sense…

Steve Oliver “Best of – So Far” on June 3

It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years since Steve Oliver released his debut solo album First View in 1999. Positive Energy followed and featured “High Noon,” the…

George Benson Autobiography coming this Summer

George Benson has written an autobiography that will be released this summer and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com. “Benson: The Autobiography” tracks his 50 year career from his…

David Sanborn and Marcus Miller reunite for new CD

David Sanborn is headed into the studio with Marcus Miller as they reunite after much too long a time, almost 15 years, to work on a new recording. Miller will…

Nick Colionne – Influences

This has been a difficult time for guitarist, Nick Colionne.  As you already know, last November, Nick lost his long time manager and partner, Carol Ray.  Carol lived for Nick’s…

Michael Lington’s Soul Appeal

Michael Lington has just released his highly anticipated eighth studio album, which takes on a totally new sound for the sax player.  Soul Appeal, a funky mix of jazz, soul,…