Phratry Records Facilitates a Foursome

Plus, Freak releases debut EP, Withrow's marching band gets some star-studded help and Grand Oversoul reunites for a great cause

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The nearly decade old Cincinnati-based record label Phratry Records releases a new four-way split single featuring locals Mala in Se and Knife the Symphony, as well as Aperiodic and Joe 4. Plus, area Metal crew Freak celebrate its new EP, Blue Wisp hosts a fundraiser for an area high school marching band and Grand Oversoul returns for Transitions Global benefit.  

8 Bars for Jazz

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Jack Kerouac’s “Essentials of Spontaneous Prose,” instructed one to write “as a jazz musician drawing breath between out-blown phrases.” I like to imagine that jazz notes fit perfectly in-between the spaces of each of our inhales and exhales.  

Fareed Haque & the Flat Earth Ensemble

Aug. 29 • Blue Wisp Jazz Club

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Is there anything Fareed Haque cannot do with a guitar? The answer is seemingly "no," based on his incredibly varied musical activities, which include fronting Jam icons Garaj Mahal, guitaring for George Brooks in his Jazz band Summit and maintaining a solo career that includes duo gigs with guitarist Goran Ivanovic and recording and touring with his band, the Flat Earth Ensemble.  

Delfeayo Marsalis with Jason Marsalis, Dan Faehnle, Jim Anderson and Jim Connerley

Aug. 21-22 • Blue Wisp Jazz Club

0 Comments · Monday, August 17, 2009
If your name is Marsalis, there's only one natural creative outlet: Jazz. It almost seems that the family patriarch, pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr., was grooming a band — Branford on saxophone, Wynton on trumpet, Jason on drums and Delfeayo on trombone. But as acclaim and attention has been heaped upon the personable Branford and the militantly outspoken Wynton, Delfeayo has established himself as a gifted musician (on just three albums with a fourth in the wings) and a visionary Jazz producer.  

Jumpin' for Kids

17-piece Swing band raises money for instruments for students

2 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Jerry Beck — founder of the Cincinnati Music Foundation, better known by its stage name, Jump N' Jive Show Band — understands how the smallest thing can make a big difference in a person's life. The 72-year-old followed a path of music, and he hopes to inspire others, especially children, to develop a love for music and to have the opportunity to take up an instrument if they so wish.  

Christmas at the Clubs

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... at least if you're looking at the upcoming club events happening over the next few weeks. On Sunday at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, for instance, you can get in the holiday mood by checking out Pat Kelly and his PyschoAcoustic Orchestra.  

The Unabashed Eclectic

Step beyond your musical comfort zone with the Dave Liebman Group

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
There is a saying, "The greater the risk, the greater the reward." This also applies to music. There are no longer many contemporaries of Miles Davis and John Coltrane around today, and even fewer are still actively composing and performing. David Liebman, 62, is one of those few.