Inside outsider David Garfield seizes the opportunity to create “Outside the Box”

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LOS ANGELES (15 February 2018): Four decades into an accomplished career that has seen him record and tour with many of the brightest stars in the contemporary jazz, R&B and pop galaxies as well as front his own bands and solo albums, keyboardist-songwriter-producer-arranger David Garfield still feels like an outsider. The ambitious jazz-R&B keyboardist gathers […]

Jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar crafts a masterful celebration of Latin American music from a Brazilian perspective

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL (13 February 2018): Last July, pianist-composer-arranger Ricardo Bacelar jetted from his home in Brazil to Miami, the place he calls “the center of Latin music in the world,” where he gathered an ensemble of Latin American musicians to honor the roots of Brazilian music while incorporating each musician’s unique culture on a jazz-centered […]

Jazz Holdouts holding out until “Morning”

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JUPITER (30 January 2018): From night until morning, Jazz Holdouts frontmen Alan Palanker and Lou Cortelezzi have been toiling away in the studio diligently conceiving ultramodern electronic soundscapes to pair with their enticing keyboard and saxophone melodies. Last summer, they came up with a sensual blend of throbbing house music, nocturnal chill nuances and steamy […]

Jazz guitarist Chris Standring basks in the positive glow of joyous “Sunlight”

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STUDIO CITY (18 January 2018): Much like a prism refracts light into a colorful spectrum, guitarist Chris Standring’s “Sunlight” reflects rays of multihued jazz into a vibrant sonic palette of joy and positivity. The Los Angeles-based, native Brit will drop his twelfth album on March 23 on the Ultimate Vibe Recordings label, marking the twentieth […]