Peter Westbrook

Peter Westbrook

Canada has produced a number of fine jazz musicians, including some excellent flutists. Moe Koffman (1928-2001) was one of the pioneers of the genre, helping to put jazz fl…
Andrea Brachfeld is another artist who deserves to be much better known. If she keeps making records like this one it should not take long. A New York-based Latin jazz f…
Having recently seen Steve Turre in performance--with McCoy Tyner's septet--and interviewed him for a section on Rahsaan Roland Kirk for my forthcoming book on The Flute…
Dave Valentin has been making recordings now for 27 years. He has yet to make a bad one. Reviewing his 2005 release World On A String, I attributed his success …
The music world lost a great soul May 10th of this year, with the passing of pianist John Hicks. Known as a "musician's musician," Hicks enjoyed a forty-plus year career…
There are many fine jazz vocalists out there but Roberta Gambarini is truly something special. "Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen …
Poll-winning violinist Regina Carter's fifth album for Verve crowns her previous accomplishments with an effort that is as much life-affirming as it is musically satisfying…
Flutist and sometime vocalist Nika Rejto has been performing in the San Francisco Bay area for more than two decades, issuing her first recording in 1984. The daughter of a…
Recorded in 2003, this session features two octogenarian jazz masters, one of whom has been recognized as such by the National Endowment for the Arts www.iaje.org/jazzma…
Originally from Texas, flutist Gerald Beckett is now a stalwart of the San Francisco music scene. Eight years of classical training at the San Francisco Conservatory, combi…