Items tagged with "jazz"

Q&A: singer/songwriter Hayley Sales

October 22, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with singer/songwriter/actor Hayley Sales. When we spoke with Sales last week, she was wrapping up her 8-date virtual tour, which was streamed live from her parents’ blueberry farm in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she’s been staying during the pandemic. Sales has finished her first record in a decade, Ricochet, which is […]

10 Great Versions of Jazz Standard “Autumn Leaves”

October 15, 2020 by

The falling leaves drift by the window The autumn leaves of red and gold I see your lips, the summer kisses The sun-burned hands I used to hold So go the opening bars of the immortal jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” With autumn now in full swing, let’s get in the swing with some swingin’ versions […]

Smooth Talker: Dave Koz on Cory Wong, Dave Grohl, and the future of smooth jazz

October 8, 2020 by

(This is the second part of 360°Sound’s two-part exclusive interview with saxophonist Dave Koz.) In the second part of our discussion with Dave Koz, the contemporary jazz star talks about his collaboration with guitarist and Vulfpeck associate Cory Wong, the future of smooth jazz, and what it’s like being Dave Grohl’s godfather. Koz’s 20th studio […]

Smooth Talker: Dave Koz on New Album ‘A New Day’

October 7, 2020 by

(This is the first of a two-part exclusive interview with the smooth jazz icon.) 360°Sound caught up with multi-platinum contemporary jazz artist Dave Koz. The Grammy-nominated saxophonist will hit several milestones with his forthcoming LP A New Day (out Oct. 9). The 11-track album (the CD edition has a bonus track) comes out 30 years […]

Forget-Her-Not: A Tribute to Patrice Rushen

September 30, 2020 by

Happy Birthday, Patrice Rushen! The incredibly talented singer/songwriter/producer turns 66 today. Best known for her string of R&B and dance hits in the late 70s and 80s, Rushen broke down barriers as one of the first women to write, arrange, produce and perform her own work. Although she is technically a one-hit wonder, as “Forget […]

Collin Shook Trio featuring Aubrey Logan live stream from Austin

July 29, 2020 by

Singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan joined the Collin Shook Trio as part of the Monks Jazz concert series on Thursday, July 30. The trio donned masks and streamed live from East Austin Piano Shop on YouTube and Facebook. Logan, who gave an exclusive interview to 360°Sound last week, announced that she was invited to sit in with […]

Q&A: singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan

July 25, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, we spoke with jazz and pop singer/trombonist Aubrey Logan about her music and career. Logan, 32, recently moved to Austin, Texas from Los Angeles. She grew up in the Seattle area and attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. In 2009, she won awards at the Montreux Jazz Festival […]

Daniel Dufour – Standards

July 17, 2020 by

by Leo Cahalan (Leo is a jazz head, an audiophile and a vinyl maven. If it’s on Blue Note, he probably has a copy.) “You need to take risks, you never know if the end results will be beautiful or strange, you need to be instantaneous, listening to every moment, without missing a scrap of […]

The Church of Jazz – an interview with author Vaughn Booker

July 16, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Vaughn A. Booker, assistant professor in the Department of Religion, including the Program in African and African American Studies, at Dartmouth College about his new book Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century. The book discusses how jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington […]

Q&A: Jazz drummer Daniel Dufour

June 24, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with drummer Daniel Dufour, a fixture on the jazz scene in Austin, Texas. Dufour released his third studio album, Standards, in May. Recorded in a day at Orb Studios in Austin with guitarist Jordan Burchill and bassist Sam Pankey, the album features six standards, among them “All The Things You Are” and […]