DEXTER GOLDBERG (FR) Considered as one of the most promising French pianists of his generation, Dexter Goldberg’s journey was by no means typical… Completely self-taught on the piano, he was accepted into Paris’s prestigious conservatory where he learned to combine his Debussy-like classical influences with the hard-swinging bop from his American roots. With critical acclaim in the France press from the likes of Jazzman & JazzThing magazines, he now brings his poetic take on jazz to a wider audience. Contact Dexter at www.dextergoldberg.com Facebook Youtube Listen on Soundcloud PRESS “like a journey filled with contrasts: rolling roads, quiet meadows...Read More
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Posted by Matt Fripp | Feb 3, 2018 |
DARIO NAPOLI (IT) Although sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt is the main inspiration behind the Modern Manouche Project, Sicilian-born and Milan-based bandleader & guitarist Dario Napoli includes elements of more modern musical styles such as bebop, funk and modern jazz in his version of gypsy swing, which has been featured at some of the most prestigious gypsy jazz festivals (Django in June, Cloughtoberfest, Django sur Lennon, March Manouche) as well as Eddie Lang Jazzfest, Pisa Jazz, Valdarno Jazz, Trasimeno Blues, etc. The result is an unpredictable and exuberant sound, which steals from various musical eras leading you you through a...Read More
Posted by Matt Fripp | Jan 28, 2018 |
JASON KLOBNAK (USA) Jason Klobnak is a versatile trumpet player that has been performing as an active musician, author, clinician, composer and educator. His band, The Jason Klobnak Quartet (JKQ) brings an infectious joy to the Jazz experience. Performing originals with a B3 organ centered rhythm section; they blend hard bop, soul, gospel, and other world rhythms. Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube WATCH & LISTEN PRESS “Killer post bop daddio jazz with just the right Blue Note vibe in tow.” – Midwest Record More Info You can reach Jason via his website: www.jasonklobnak.com PRESS “A cooled version...Read More
Posted by Matt Fripp | Jan 7, 2018 |
JOHN CERVANTES (UK) PRESS “[John Cervantes] plays beautifully and lyrically… The enthusiastic audience would not let the band leave without an encore, they knew they had seen something special.” – London Jazz News (UK) LINE UP John Cervantes (piano) with Adam King (bass) and David Ingamells (drums) ABOUT Based in London (UK), the trio plays John’s original compositions written with a love for 1950s/60s jazz (such as Wynton Kelly, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock), with a sense of swing rooted even further back in the swing era of Duke Ellington. John met bass player Adam King and drummer David...Read More
Posted by Matt Fripp | Oct 30, 2017 |
MICHELE THOMAS (USA) p ABOUT Chicago-based soulful jazz singer. News New album coming in Spring 2018 Press “a style that is joyful and soulful; her love for jazz music emanates through her scats and song phrasing.” – Jazzreview.com (USA) LISTEN ABOUT The daughter of a preacher, Chicago singer Michele Thomas brings an irresistible gospel-soul warmth to jazz. With performances deep and emotional – blending genres of jazz and soul together with elements of folk, Michele uses her voice and songwriting to stir something deeper within people…merging the sensibility of Sarah Vaughan, with the atmospheric arrangements of Cassandra...Read More
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