Reviews for Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion in Belfast The reviews are coming in for GBJC’s performance in Belfast at the Cathedral Quarter festival, and so far they’re great: Ginger Baker’s Jazz Confusion hits right note at Cathedral Quarter Don’t let people tell you that Ginger […]
Aretha Franklin celebrates 72nd birthday with the help of Dizzy Gillespie All Stars Last night the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars had a gig like no other- helping Aretha Franklin celebrate her 72nd birthday in style at the Ritz Carlton, NY: Up All Night With Aretha […]
Avery*Sunshine’s ‘barn-burning performance’ at Lincoln Center
Target Free Thursdays, a weekly program presented by Lincoln Center at the David Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway, lured me to a barn-burning performance by the Atlanta-based singer and songwriter Avery Sunshine. With nothing more than a guitar accompanist, her two hands at the piano and a jazzy gospel voice that could loosen bricks from their mortar, she lit the place up in record time. By chance, the audience included a high school choir from Hamburg, N.Y., in town to perform at Carnegie Hall the next day. Ms. Sunshine put them right to work, assigning vocal lines and harmonies to create a wall of sound behind her solos on an extended gospel song.
Read More: New York Times, March 20th, 2014: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/arts/music/get-arts-fast.html?_r=0