The Ostara Project (celebrating Canadian women in jazz – new album) – London Jazz News

Named after Ostara, the Germanic goddess of the spring equinox, “The Ostara Project” showcases the strength and creativity of Canadian women in jazz. The “supergroup” is spearheaded by award-winning jazz musicians, bassist Jodi Proznick and pianist Amanda Tosoff. While the ensemble’s membership is fluid – with vocalists Laila Biali and Shruti Ramani, and clarinettist Virginia … Read more

Celebrating Mingus 100’ – London Jazz News

Magnus Lindgren & Georg Breinschmid – Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XIII: Celebrating Mingus 100 (ACT 9955-2. Album review by Julian Maynard-Smith) Which album is Mingus’s masterpiece? Many argue for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, which is indeed essential listening, an album that demands its place in any core jazz collection. But if you’re … Read more

A Delectable Combo Celebrating Blues’ Past, Present and Future – American Blues Scene

It’s safe to say that much has changed since the last Chicago Blues Fest was held back in 2019. While there was a mini blues festival last September, the return of the four-day festival to the second weekend of June in 2022 was welcome news for the many who have been starving for live blues … Read more

Cyndi Lauper Walking In the Sun: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Photo: Cyndi Lauper, press photo By Jay Luster “By highlighting women who have made a difference in history, it opens up that world of possibilities for young girls.” Debbie Walsh, Director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Cyndi Lauper, best known for her flamboyant personal style and ridiculously powerful, four … Read more