Beatrice Richardson

Beatrice Richardson

29.01.2011

Dave Koz

Published in Artist Biographies
He goes for the heart - that’s for sure. Close your eyes and imagine a tear dripping from the bell of the horn. Or envision the keys blasting off the alto, straining under torrential sound. Judging from his acceleration in today’s musical marketplace, Dave Koz conjures up a range of feelings and always leaves a mark.

You’ve heard the sound maybe on his 1993 album "Lucky Man" achieving gold status; where it ranked #1 on radio and records year end NAC airplay chart after holding the pole …
29.01.2011

Coleman Hawkins

Published in Artist Biographies
Jazz has been around long enough for us to see it's most respected practitioners become gray, paunchy, and venerable. The precocity of a Wynton Marsalis already famous by the age of twenty-three is startling. But during the swing era, youth was the norm and the advent of middle age a potential symptom of stagnation.

Nearly all the prominent jazz musicians active in the 1930's (with the notable exception of Duke Ellington, born in 1899) were born in the twentieth century. Most had establis …
29.01.2011

Art Blakey

Published in Artist Biographies
Art Blakey (Abdullah Ibn Buhaina) worked with Fletcher Henderson 1939; Billy Eckstine 1944-7, Buddy DeFranco Quartet 1951-3. He started working as a leader at Birdland in 1954. His group evolved into the Jazz Messengers, who came to prominence in 1955 and toured the US and Europe during the next five years.

Despite changes in personnel, Blakey continued to dominate the particular area of jazz of which he had become a symbol (ie. hard bop), with a tremendous kinetic force for which the l …

The latest album from French composer and pianist Christophe DelValle is titled ‘Shared Moments’. It is an interesting collection with some compelling collaborations so when Christophe recently took time out to talk with JazzReview the first thing on the agenda was to discover the motivation that lay beneath the music.

29.01.2011

Stanton Moore

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Stanton Moore is one of the most innovative and influential drummers around. He is always pushing boundaries and has steered jazz towards more distinctive expressions. His latest release is titled Groove Alchemy.

JAZZREVIEW: Tell us about your earliest experience as a musician and growing up in New Orleans. Who are or were your biggest musical influences?

STANTON MOORE: My mom started bringing me to the Mardi Gras parade when I was eight months old. …

29.01.2011

Rose Bilal

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

The Dazzling, the Beautiful, the Eloquent Rose Bilal

Her voice is beautiful in its simplicity and clarity, The Diva can croon a ballad and articulate in a unique way. If you don’t know Rose Bilal this is an excellent place to start your familiarization .


JAZZREVIEW: When did your interest in music begin?


ROSE BILAL: Music has always been in my life. My parents played the music of all the big bands on the radio and I’d use my make believe microphone to imitate the …

29.01.2011

Sue Terry

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

" She’s been compared to the great alto players like Charlie Parker and Phil Woods .Sue Terry exemplifies excellence with a commanding sense of swing and a burnished tone"
- National Public Radio


JAZZREVIEW: Tell us your earliest …

29.01.2011

Peggy Stern

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

"Luminous Lyricism .. the piano more caressed than played with subtlety, nuance, warmth, effortless swing, beauty of line, and sophistication of harmony and dynamics"
- Sydney Morning Herald


JAZZREVIEW: What is your earliest musical mem …

29.01.2011

Whitney James

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

JAZZREVIEW: When did you discover you had a talent for singing?

WHITNEY JAMES: I was always singing and performing and choreographing shows at home from the time I was 5, my sister and friends were the cast and my Mom would hold a flash light as a spotlight. We would charge 10 cents a seat and have a stage, curtains everything. We sang and danced, and had a ball. I am sure that is where all my love of music started. My life was very full of music and my parents were b …

29.01.2011

Jesse Cook

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

The origins of "Rumba Foundation" can be traced back to the 1800’s when sailors arrived in Spain with a new rhythm named rumba brought all the way from Cuba. This accessible and upbeat style of flamenco has attracted people across the globe. Rumba flamenco music reflects the soul of the gypsies, the passion of flamenco and the irresistible beats of Cuba.

Influenced by Natacha Atlas, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, Peter Gabriel, Vicente Amigo and the Gipsy Kings,
the charismatic rumba …