• New Jazz Adds – 6/21/2016

    New Jazz Adds – 6/21/2016 Bill Belasco Trio – Three Musicians (Summit): Fascinating West Coast trio featuring drummer Bill Belasco, bassist Chuck Bennett, and pianist Denny Berthiaume playing mostly standards in their own unique fashion. The songs are mostly drawn from the songbooks of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, Lorenz Hart and Richard […]

  • New Blues News – 6/20/2016

    New Blues News – 6/20/2016 Sammy Eubanks – Sugar Me (UnderWorldIndie): As the title of the opening song on this disc says, it’s “All Blues To Me”. It sounds mostly like blues rock or even rockin’ blues with a dab of country on the side. Sammy wrote three of the ten songs here and added […]

  • Bobby Read Stops by Jazz Messenger on June 17

    Image from Anteroom event page Composer, producer, and musician Bobby Read will join the Jazz Messenger this Friday morning to play tracks off his latest album, “Saturn Blue” as well as talk about his upcoming performance this Sunday at the Anteroom. Bobby will play alongside Jonah Kane-West, Randy Johnston, Robert Jospé, and Randall Pharr. In his […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 6/14/2016

    New Jazz Adds – 6/14/2016 Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra – Uniting Beats (Bluespiral): Corina Bartra has been a force in Afro-Peruvian music for many years and is considered the world’s top expert in this musical combination. She regularly acknowledges the impact of African music, not only in Peru but throughout the Americas. She composes […]

  • New Blues, Soul & Gospel News – 5/26/2016

    New Blues, Soul & Gospel News – 5/26/2016 New Blues Adds: Honey Island Swamp Band – Demolition Day (Ruf): Just like the old term “swamp music” covered a lot of styles, so does the Honey Island Swamp Band. The opener immediately sounded like a lost Rolling Stones cut, while the twin guitars recall the Allman […]

  • jazz adds may 26, 2016

    gregory porter.  take me to the alley.  blue note.  Listen to this!  all originals, from vocal luminary gregory porter as he drives the Broadway bus into the r & b archives–all with a light, smart touch.  he can write music and lyrics.  band includes singers alicia olatuja & lalah hathaway;  keyon harrold, trumpet;  chip crawford, […]

  • jazz adds may 23, 2016

    charlie ballantine.  providence.  self.  Second release (green = debut) from Indiana jazz/country-esque guitarist charlie ballantine, student of gorey christianson,  and IU jazz guru david baker.  with amanda gardier, alto;  josh espinoza, organ;  conner green,  bass;  josh roberts, drums.  listen to:  roads, hallelujah, temptation, old hammer, title track.   peter bernstein.  let loose.  smoke sessions.  Smooth […]

  • The Gypsy Jazz sounds of Ultrafaux on Folk & Beyond, May 26

    Gypsy Jazz trio Ultrafaux (Michael Joseph Harris, guitar; Sami Arefin, guitar; Eddie Hrybyk, upright bass) will stop by WTJU this Thursday afternoon, May 26, around 4:30 (edt) for a live session.  You can catch them later that evening at The Garage (details).

  • Dustin Conley Taps His Way In, May 22

    American Tap dancer Dustin Conley will stop by WTJU this Sunday afternoon, May 22, around 12:30 (edt) to chat about National Tap Dance Day, which occurs each year on May 25. Dustin Conley is an American tap dancer more specifically categorized as a hoofer, or rhythm tapper. Dancing professionally since the age of 12, Dustin […]