Simon Phillips/Protocol II John Daversa Lenny White Bob Sheppard Jean-Michel Pilc Larry Goldings Peter Bernstein Bill Stewart ZUM Gerry Obeirne George Brooks and Terry Riley Jean-Michel Pilc Trio + 1 Steve Smith Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition Leni Stern's African Trio Dave Weckl Chris Minh Doky's Nomads Dave Samuels and  The Carribean Jazz Project Steve Gadd Band Mike Stern George Brooks' Summit Steve Smith and Vital Information

 

LARRY GOLDINGS, PETER BERNSTEIN, AND BILL STEWART

In the mid 1990s, The New York Times described Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, and Bill Stewart as "the best organ trio of the last decade." The trio, which has now been together for over 20 years, has been recognized for charting new ground, with its synergistic playing, yet thoughtful music. MORE...

SIMON PHILLIPS/PROTOCOL II

Simon Phillips is by far one of the world's most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion or Jazz, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel. MORE...


STEVE GADD BAND

“Is Steve Gadd the most influential drummer of all time? Could be. Along with Ringo Starr (with whom he's played alongside and counts as a friend), he's one of the few sticks men whose licks and patterns have been scrutinized, emulated and downright ripped-off by millions of drummers across the globe.”  MORE...


LENNY WHITE


Four-time Grammy winner, Lenny White, co-created some of the most influential music over the past four decades and collaborated with some of jazz music’s greatest artists.

Those artists include:Miles Davis, Freddie Hubband, Ron Carter and Joe Henderson. Along with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola, he helped define Jazz-Fusion with the Grammy Award winning group ‘Return to Forever.”

Alternating between drummer and producer, Lenny is always on the cutting edge. His producing talents have been sampled by Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Diane Reeves, Rachelle Ferelle and Marlena Shaw to name but a few - as well as ‘Pieces of a Dream’ with Grover Washington, Gato Barbieri, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney and hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane.  MORE...


CHRIS MINH DOKY’S NOMADS


Dean Brown, George Whitty, Chris Minh Doky, Dave Weckl

For more than two decades Denmark’s knighted and renowned bassist Chris Minh Doky has been recognized as an original master of the upright bass. Technical brilliance delivered with personal passion prompted DownBeat magazine to write:

" ... there is a softness and crisp clarity that is very different from the sound others derive from the acoustic instrument” and JazzTimes to augment with "A powerful bassist...superb technique." MORE...


BOB SHEPPARD


Over the course of an extraordinarily diverse career that has made him a first call musician in the realms of jazz, pop and the studio worlds, multi-woodwind specialist Bob Sheppard has always let his array of saxophones, flutes and clarinets do the talking.

Superstar names highlight his resume, and jazz critics have been raving about him as both a sideman and leader for years, but such praise is simply a byproduct of Sheppard´s years of steady work and dedication to his craft - a tradition that continues on Close Your Eyes, his latest and recent debut CD for the BFM Jazz label.  MORE...


JOHN DAVERSA

John Daversa is a versatile and internationally respected performer (Trumpet/EVI), composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, educator, and BFM Jazz recording artist.

He is a winner of the Herb Alpert Award, David Joel Miller Award, the National Trumpet Competition, the ITG Jazz Soloist Competition, and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.
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ZUM


It seems as if everyone has heard of Gypsy Tango these days but this genre did not exist until ZUM created it in 2001.

A gypsy-tango heartbeat runs through everything ZUM does, as you would expect from the musicians who stole the music from the bordellos of Buenos Aires and the backstreets of Eastern Europe to create gypsy-tango itself!  MORE...

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