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  • 4 stars for Brandon Goldberg

    Brandon Goldberg’s latest album, In Good Time, just received a great review in Downbeat Magazine…

  • The Cookers: ‘All-star septet heats up the Cistern in Charleston, S.C.’

    “…incendiary performances. The only mellowing agents all evening long were bassist McBee, who merely smoked on his solo in his own “Peacemaker,” and trumpeter David Weiss, organizer of the group and its spokesman, whose sizzling solos actually seemed to cool things down amid this torrid zone of horns.

    Tenor saxophonist Harper, brooding by the keyboard near Cables and playing a gruff, disconnected cadenza, clued us into how it would be. This turbulence was before Harper joined the other horns downstage for the four-barreled launch of his “Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart,” the title tune of the band’s most recent release. Within moments of its brash and brassy opening salvo, Harper seemed to have the stage all to himself, totally possessed as he unleashed a snarling, squealing, epic rant that announced he was ready for more than a cutting contest—he was geared up for a knife fight.

    When Henderson returned to his mic with his trumpet and Harrison followed with his alto sax, each man soloed as if Harper’s gauntlet had been tossed at him, dueling with the tenor great and with each other. After Henderson answered Harper’s fury with some awesome flame-throwing, Harrison didn’t flinch, firing off a face-melting solo of his own. “

    Perry Tannenbaum, Jazz Times Read Full Review
  • Jazzahead Bremen postponed to 2021

    Jazzahead Bremen have released the following statement:

    After careful consideration and the official order of the State of Bremen to take measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, jazzahead! 2020 will be cancelled and postponed to our 2021 dates: 29 April – 2 May.

    These are extraordinary and new circumstances for all of us and our highest aim is to keep artists, participants, visitors and colleagues safe. Therefore, we have decided that the showcase selection will remain unchanged for next year’s edition. 

    Camilla George, who had been selected to perform for the European Jazz Meeting showcase, will take part as planned in 2021.

  • Matthew Whitaker – 60 Minutes CBS

    Matthew Whitaker, who is currently on tour in Germany opening for Gregory Porter, was featured on CBS 60 minutes.

    The full segment can be viewed here by US visitors – for everyone else, there is an excerpt available to watch featuring a very touching interview with Matthew’s long time piano teacher.

  • Camilla George to showcase at Jazzahead

    We are delighted to that Camilla George will be a showcasing artist at Jazzahead Bremen 2020. Camilla will performing on the 24th of April for the European Jazz Meeting showcase.