Jen Shyu, Liberty Ellman, Amir ElSaffar - Celebrating New Releases

Today marks the release of Jen Shyu’s latest recording - “Sounds and Cries of the World”. The album has already received attention, with a podcast and a featured article by Ben Ratliff of the “New York Times”.

“…among the most arresting performances I¬íve seen over the past five years. …She seems open, instinctual, almost fearless”.

Read the full article Here

Listen to the podcast Here

Last night Liberty Ellman celebrated the release of “Radiate” in front of a packed, enthusiastic house at the Cornelia Street Cafe. The album is receiving excellent reviews, one being from Peter Margasak on the latest edition of “DownBeat” magazine.

“This is deeply modern music, with a sense of chamber-esque sophistication and interplay that is buoyed by the improvisational rigor of jazz. Ellman’s gift for clear-eyed melody gives the music on “Radiate” something unique, indelible and fully human.”

Read the full review Here

Amir ElSaffar was recently featured as a guest on Dave Douglas’s podcast. Check out two of the top trumpeters and composers in an exciting conversation about - “Crisis” - ElSaffar’s latest recording - and much more.

Listen to the podcast Here