The Jazz In M.E.E. Magazine Jan2016 Issue 13
Our cover artist Danny Kusz is a funky saxophonist based in Minneapolis, “If there’s a message he would like people to know it’s that he wants to innovate and change the sound of smooth jazz.” He plans to do just that with his upcoming project, Eruption. The first single drops in January 2016, with the full project scheduled for March Kusz says it’s not “cookie cutter” smooth jazz. Read about all about his innovative project and edgy musical story.
Music can be healing, trans-formative and a catalyst for change, in this issue you will discover Saxman, Art Sherrod’s Intervention musical strategy. Capturing the essence of music at its best along with iconic female voices that resonate with everyone is a talent very masterfully reserved for drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Her album “The Mosaic Project” won a GRAMMY for Best Jazz Vocal and was recently followed up by “The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL,” released on August 7th, 2015. This issue also includes the passion behind the Jazz Legacy Foundation, Dave Koz plays the Wortham Theater, the winner of the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocal Competition, quotes from artists about the 1st Annual Cancun Jazz Festival, Theresa Grayson in the spotlight and a special Tip Jar about How Do We Keep the Music Playing by Narrio Wright. Get ready to be introduced to more talented independent artists that are making waves in the industry.