Posts Tagged ‘jazz’
Drummer Adonis Rose keeps taking giant steps toward putting the Fort on the jazz map.
When Adonis Rose arrived in Fort Worth a little more than two years ago, he found the jazz scene here a little lacking.
Jazz and smart rock are more closely aligned than normally thought, according to Denton quintet oso closo’s tuneage.
When Adrian Hulet, the singer, pianist, and songwriter for the arty soul outfit oso closo, moved from Grapevine to Denton in 2001 to attend the University of North Texas, he thought he had exorcised his live-band demons forever...
Local monsters Dave Karnes and Daniel Harville hook up with the charismatic Rockstar: Supernova contestant.
Zayra Alvarez is a singer-songwriter from Puerto Rico who has been living in Dallas for “a long time,” she said, and is probably best known for her appearance last year on the reality TV show Rockstar: Supernova.
Taking its name from revolutionary rebels in Nicaragua, Sandinista!, The Clash’s groundbreaking album from 1980, is “an exciting, sprawling mess,” according to writer Jimmy Guterman, who put together The Sandinista! Proje...
“There’s perfume burning in the air / Bits of beauty everywhere,” sings jazz pianist-vocalist Anjani on the opener to Blue Alert, her third album. “Shrapnel flying / Soldier hit the dirt / She comes so close, you feel h...
Local avant-garde and straight-ahead jazz pianist Jhon Kahsen already serves as the ultimate music educator in town.
One of Ed Smith’s earliest professional aspirations was to run an African-American theater — now he’s at one of the best.
Ed Smith, the man who has replaced the late Rudy Eastman as artistic director of Jubilee Theatre, has taught graduate level theater courses in prestigious universities as well as directed productions at regional stages across t...
There is a gravity to Bruce Hornsby’s piano rock ’n’ jazz, not an oppressive gravity that holds the listener down but one that keeps both feet firmly on the ground and under mostly blue skies. Not a trivial gravity, eithe...
In 2004, eight years after her debut, Madeleine Peyroux released her second album, Careless Love, and finally earned the recognition she deserved. While the first, Dreamland, featured a killer roster of musicians, from James Ca...
While classical composers all over the world were going in for atonality and serialism, William Bolcom kept the faith and turned out tuneful, accessible compositions influenced by both ragtime (he rode the wave in the 1970s whe...