Psychologists say that stimulating the senses can invoke memories of past events. When you walk by the local bakery and smell the fragrance of that piping hot pie in the window you’re immediately transported to a wonderful place when you enjoyed such a confection. You hear that song come on the radio and your heart […]
Jane Monheit played the her first of five shows at Jazz Alley on Friday evening. Accompanied by Michael Kanan (piano), Neal Miner (bass) and husband Rick Montalbano (drums), Jane sang a number of songs off her latest album, Home, as well as a beautiful rendition of “Over The Rainbow.”
During the first of six shows at Jazz Alley, Madeleine Peyroux previewed a number of new songs from Standin’ On The Rooftop scheduled to be released on June 7, and played old favorites such as “Don’t Wait Too Long” and “Dance Me To The End Of Love”.
I had the privilege of hearing Grammy Award-winning, blues musician, Chris Thomas King at Jazz Alley on March 15th. Inspired by his father Tabby Thomas, Chris honed his skills as a teenager in his dad’s blues club. Not only is he a master of his incredibly soulful blues guitar, he has composed and acted in […]
Jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair and her four-piece band played their first of five dates at Jazz Alley on Thursday. She is currently touring the US in support of her latest album, In Hi-Fi Stereo. Band members include Rodney Lee (keys), Jay Gore (guitar), Derek Frank (bass) and Jeremy Tate (drums).