Tuesday, April 6, 2021

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016


The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016 is now launched

“The JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2016” is a digital collection of mp3 tracks from albums released in 2016 by jazz musicians and labels freely available for download on JazzWorldQuest.com

List of featuring musicians participating: Joseph Patrick Moore, Florin Raducanu, David Ellington, Robin Menuett Trio, Colin D’Cruz, Bob Thompson Band, Russ Hewitt, Bill Mentz, Kenn Smith, Ted Borodofsky and Southern Jazz, Kajetan Borowski Trio, Phos Duo, Gino Foti, Bill Hart. Mimika Orchestra.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

USA: Typhanie Monique -Call It Magic(2017)

Call It Magic is the fourth album by Typhanie Monique. This long awaited album, her most ambitious to date, features her current working quartet of pianist Ben Lewis, bassist Joshua Ramos, drummers Dana Hall and Greg Artry. Special guests include; clarinetists Ken Peplowski and Victor Goines, Hammond B-3 organist Tony Monaco, and tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm. Downbeat publisher Frank Alkyer, stated in the liner notes: This is an album that's been years heck, decades in the making. It's where the road has taken her, and it's a beautiful spot to take in the view. It's music made with great thought, even more care and, yes, a little magic. That's the artistry of Typhanie Monique.

USA: You Can Be Paul Carr's Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Discovery Act!

USA: Ray Brown-Summerwind(Kingston 2017)

Ray Brown on bass, Monty Alexander on Piano/vocal Johnny Griffin on saxophone and Martin Drew on Drums, This quartet swings for 73 minutes of pure hip hop jazz. In 1980 these 4 great jazz giants got together for the very first time to record this record. This album was first recorded by direct disc one take and that's was it, no second chance. This CD has never been released in the USA.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

JD Allen – Americana: Musings on Jazz and Blues (2016)

Americana: Musings on Jazz & Blues

USA: Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz 44th Anniversary Gala Thursday, February 9th 8pm Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz
New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series
Now In Its 45th Year

Kicks Off its 2017 Season with the
Highlights In Jazz
44th Anniversary Gala

with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
featuring vocalist Ms. Vinnie Knight

and Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band
featuring clarinetist Adrian Cunningham

plus as in all Highlights In Jazz Concerts a Surprise Guest

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, New York’s longest running jazz concert series, proudly kicks off it 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC with The Highlights In Jazz 44th Anniversary Gala featuring the swinging jazz and blues of Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks with vocalist Ms Vinnie Knight and the festive multi-dimensional music of Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band featuring clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, plus, as in all Highlights In Jazz concerts, a surprise guest.

Producer Kleinsinger, who was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from University of North Florida, which now houses the series’ massive archive of concert recordings, artist interviews and memorabilia, notes “They’re Highlights In Jazz veterans that our audiences have very much enjoyed over the years. Vince is our only big band this season and Ms. Vinnie Knight, she’s another crowd favorite, is going to be singing with them, and Cynthia is a marvelous banjo player and vocalist, so that’s going to be fun. We’re going to have a surprise guest, as always, so it’s going to be a great show.”

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, who will be making their sixth Highlights In Jazz appearance, have been hailed by the New York Times for its sound that “takes standards back to their roots and infuses them with a quick-stepping effervescence”, while Knight has been lauded for her “smooth, velvety, mysteriously angelic voice that has the sophistication of the great Sarah Vaughan, the earthiness of Pearl Bailey, and the seductiveness of Billie Holiday.” A Grammy Award Winner, multi-instrumentalist Giordano, known for his encyclopedic embrace of the music of the Swing Era, has been credited for “keeping alive a wonderful genre of American music that continues to spread the joy and pathos of an era that shaped our nation.”

Sharing the bill with Giordano and company will be Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band featuring clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Mike Weatherly and drummer/washboard percussionist Larry Eagle. An award winning banjo player and vocalist Sayer, who will be making her third Highlights In Jazz appearance, first rose to international prominence as a founding member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band. The Banjo Hall of Famer has performed and recorded with a diverse Who's Who of jazz pop and classical music, including Marvin Hamlisch, Wynton Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bruce Springsteen, and the New York Philharmonic. She’s been praised by the Times for her “drive and virtuosity,” and by pianist Dick Hyman for her music that “takes us into places where you’d never expect the banjo to be admitted.”

All Highlights In Jazz concerts also feature a surprise special guest, chosen from among the music’s finest players.  Some of the biggest stars in jazz who have appeared as guests in previous years have been Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Savion Glover, Earl Hines, Branford Marsalis, Carmen McRae, Gerry Mulligan George Shearing, Dr. Billy Taylor, Frank Wess and many others

The season continues on March 9, 2016 with a Salute to David Amram, feting the versatile multi-instrumentalist/composer who will be the recipient of this year’s Annual Highlights In Jazz Award which as been presented since 1974 to honor a singular living jazz musician for, in Kleinsinger words,  their “matchless musical achievements.”   Previous honorees have included Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Roy Haynes, Hank Jones, Maxine Sullivan, Frank Wess, Dr. Billy Taylor, and many others. Joining Amram and his quartet will be two more Highlights In Jazz Award honorees, saxophonists Paquito D’Rivera and Jimmy Heath.


Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8 pm
Highlights In Jazz
44th Anniversary Gala
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Ms. Vinnie Knight
Cynthia Sayer & her Joyride Band
Adrian Cunningham
Mike Weatherly
Larry Eagle

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8 pm
Salute to David Amram
Paquito D'Rivera
Jimmy Heath
Earl McIntyre
Bobby Sanabria

David Amram Quartet
Kevin Twigg René Hart Adam Amram

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8 pm
Women In Jazz
Barbara Carroll
Jay Leonhart

René Marie
w i t h
John Chin
Elias Bailey
Quentin Baxter

International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner - Leonieke Scheuble

Thursday, May 4,2017 - 8 pm
The Joe Bushkin Centennial

Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, Eric Comstock, Ted Rosenthal
Nicki Parrott, Harry Allen, Steve Johns, Spike Wilner
Musical Director d Bob Merrill 

All Shows At

BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center 
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007


By car take FDR Drive south to end, through underpass onto West Street, 
north to Chambers.
By Subway take 1, 2, 3, 9, A, C, E, J or M train to Chambers or N, R to City Hall stop. Walk west on Chambers.
Box Office 212-220-1460
Ticket Prices
$45.00 (student rate with valid ID)
or by mail order.
$180.00 for all four concerts

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office.
You are now able to use your credit card at the Tribeca PAC Box Office located on 199 Chambers Street, or by calling (212) 220-1460 and now online at Tickets.Tribecapac.org

Please send a check made payable to: Highlights In Jazz

Please mail orders to:
Highlights In Jazz 

7 Peter Cooper Road, Apt. 11E  New York NY 10010
(Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope)


Highlights in Jazz Media Contact
Jim Eigo
Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1
Warwick, NY 10990-3363
Ph: 845-986-1677 / Fax: 845-986-1699
Cell / text: 917-755-8960
Skype: jazzpromo


USA: Carmen Lundy - Code Noir(2017)

The stunning new CD from vocalist/composer Carmen Lundy. Never one to limit her creative journeys, Lundy explores the realms of Jazz, Blues, Brazilian Samba and Pop with a multitude of messages that reflect not only the complexities of her own mindset, but the disparity of the world at large. Poignant, heartfelt, joyous, shocked, saddened and impassioned are just a few of the emotions conveyed by this wonderfully evocative singer on Code Noir in a highly personal musical voyage. Masterfully accompanying Carmen on the new album is Patrice Rushen on piano who once again joins Carmen on this outing, Ben Williams on acoustic and electric bass, Jeff Parker on electric guitar, Kendrick Scott on drums and percussion and Elisabeth Oei on background vocals. In addition to vocals, Lundy also plays keyboards and guitar and wrote or co-wrote and arranged all the songs.