Tag Archives: jazz

Wynton Marsalis: The Jazz Messenger

Wynton Marsalis: The Jazz Messenger

By Tom Robotham As a longtime jazz fan, I feel blessed to have lived in New York City in the early 1980s. Many of America’s greatest jazz pioneers were still alive, and I was fortunate enough to catch them in concert: Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Chet Baker, Bill Evans, Dizzy Gillespie, among others.

CD Review: Justin Kauflin

Plateaus of Positivity A new documentary and CD highlight the soulful genius of Virginia Beach’s own Justin Kauflin. By Tom Robotham   If you watch only one new documentary this year, let me tell you—without reservation—it should be Keep On Keepin’ On. The gorgeous, lovingly crafted film tells the story of the relationship between jazz

Jae’s Last Jazz Record

By Jim Newsom   “I think I put out a pretty good record.” Jae Sinnett was talking about his new CD, Subject to Change. It’s a finely crafted, consummately produced, appealingly paced, deliciously diverse collection that spotlights his prowess as a composer and arranger. It is his most enjoyable outing yet. After one listen, I