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July 20th, 2015

All About Jazz - Steve Smith: Drummer for All Seasons

Drummer Steve Smith has traced the history of jazz drumming—pretty much most of American music drumming—in his storied career that has seen him drive big bands, small jazz combos, and fiery fusion groups, including tenures with Jean-Luc Ponty and the rock band Journey. Read Full Article

July, 2015

Muse on Muse - Vol. 50 Steve Gadd

Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea…the list goes on and on for the countless artists Steve Gadd has shared the stage with and recorded for.  Read Full Article (ENGLISH)

June 8th, 2015

All About Jazz - Steve Gadd: Consummate Drummer

It might be easier to list who drummer Steve Gadd hasn't played with since he got a pair of drum sticks at the age of three at his home near Rochester, NY, right up to the age of 70, where this year his tour of duty includes Eric Clapton, James Taylor and his own band. Read Full Article

May 6th, 2015

The JazzWriter - Steve Gadd 70 Strong

He’s one of the great drummers of our time, a designation he’s carried for at least as far back as the 1970s...Read Full Article

May 2nd, 2015

South China Morning Post - Hearing Steve Gadd Band album conjures memories of Rick's Cafe, Hong Kong

Readers who were in Hong Kong in the 1980s would probably remember Rick's Cafe, a loosely Casablanca-themed cellar bar in Tsim Sha Tsui. For several years it was the only Hong Kong watering hole that hosted live modern jazz - mostly performed by bands led by saxophonist Ric Halstead, who went on to become the musical director of The Jazz Club. Read Full Article 

May, 2015

4 Star Review in Downbeat

Seventy may be “the new 60.” But in Steve Gadd’s case, 70 may well be the new 25. Celebrating his septuagenarian year, the revered drummer is still grooving deep with one of his most organic and personal bands to date. Read Full Article

April 3rd, 2015

Steve Gadd band, 70 Strong All About Jazz

Since the 70s, Steve Gadd has pretty much seen it and done it all, and recognized as one of the most influential drummers of the modern era, spanning numerous musical genres. Read Full Article

April 2nd, 2015

Last Call Review: Steve Gadd Band/ 70 Strong/BFM Jazz

To say he has been an in-demand drummer would be an understatement. Gadd is arguably THE man to call when drums are required...Read Full Article

March 20th, 2015

Steve Gadd Band, 70 Strong, BFM Jazz

Business as usual working it joined by fellow James Taylor band members trumpeter/flugel player Walt Fowler, keyboardist Larry Goldings...Read Full Article

March 1st, 2015

Sound Stage - Steve Gadd Band 70 Strong Review

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March 2015

Jazzin' By Martin Z. Kasdan Jr.

While the title refers to drummer Steve Gadd's 70th birthday (officially April 9), it could also refer to the 70+ minutes of strong playing by Gadd and his colleagues...Read Full Article

March 2015

February 21st, 2015

Pitsburgh Tribune - Drummer Gadd Delivers Birthday Present To The Fans

Drummer Steve Gadd has found a good way to celebrate his 70th birthday, with the album “70 Strong.” Read Full Article

February 7th, 2015

Midwest Record's Chris Spector Reviews "70 Strong"

It's always inspiring when someone that played on almost everything you loved as a kid...Read Full Review

December 8th, 2014

Tierney Sutton Nominated for 57th Annual Grammy Award 

October 16th, 2014

Sound Advice's Gary Vercelli reviews "Paris Sessions" - Tierney Sutton "Body And Soul" Paris Sessions

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September 16th, 2014

Tierney Sutton Releases "Paris Sessions"


August 28th, 2014

Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions (2014) - All About Jazz, Dan Bilawski

Think you know every aspect of Tierney Sutton's artistic persona? Think again. Hearing the Paris Sessions is to hear Sutton anew...Read Full Article

August 12th, 2014

Steve Gadd Interview with The Dishmaster

Steve Gadd’s musical story starts early. Born in Rochester, N.Y., Gadd was given drumsticks by his uncle at age three. By seven, he received a drum set from his grandfather, which led to his first formal lessons. Read Full Article 


Steve Gadd Band Contest 2014!

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Limited time only! Buy a SIGNED Gadditude CD and be entered to win an autographed Zildjian K Custom Session Crash Cymbal, 16", designed by Steve Gadd! Winner will be announced May 1st!


March 7th, 2014

KCNS Reviewed In The JazzWriter

It started seven years ago with a special concert at a private studio. It climaxes with the release of From the Hip (BFM Jazz, 2013) by Kikoski, Carpenter, Novak and Sheppard...Read Full Article

Steve Gadd Band: Gadditude FT.com

This soulful and sensitive quintet album mellows with every listen...Read Full Article

December 18th, 2013

Tierney Sutton’s “After Blue” Nominated for Grammy Award


January, 2014

Tierney Sutton in Downbeat


December 2nd, 2013

Vocal Ringer of The Year? Tierney Sutton: After Blue

I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell, and what was most fascinating about her as they she seemed to record whatever she wanted, and really didn’t care what you thought about it...Read Full Article

November 26th, 2013

Musical Notes Birmingham Times

Honoring giants who have made a great contribution in the entertainment industry is common place. But very few lack the audacity to do this if it entails stepping out of your element...Read Full Article 

November 4th, 2013

NewCity Music

The music of Joni Mitchell has been praised by critics throughout the years for its lyrical beauty and musicality, and lately her songs have re-emerged as jazz standards, - See more at: http://music.newcity.com/2013/11/04/record-review-after-blue-by-tierney-sutton/#sthash.cWN98rTQ.dpuf
The music of Joni Mitchell has been praised by critics throughout the years for its lyrical beauty and musicality, and lately her songs have re-emerged as jazz standards, - See more at: http://music.newcity.com/2013/11/04/record-review-after-blue-by-tierney-sutton/#sthash.cWN98rTQ.dpuf

The music of Joni Mitchell has been praised by critics throughout the years for its lyrical beauty and musicality, and lately her songs have re-emerged as jazz standards...Read Full Article

November 2013

Jazz Times

Tierney Sutton's "After Blue" reviewed by Christopher Loudon in Jazz Times November, 2013 issue.

October 15th, 2013

Jazz Times Artist's Choice

My path to the music of Joni Mitchell was a bit unconventional. Unlike many of my peers, I was not a teenage Mitchell devotee....Read Full Article

October-November 2013

Steve Gadd Band - Catalina's, Yoshi's, MIM

October 2013

Jazz Inside - Jeff Potter October 2013

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October 8, 2013

A Tierney Trilogy - Steven Cerra

 I have been a fan of vocalist Tierney Sutton dating back to a period in her career when she and what is now referred to as “The Tierney Sutton Band” were just putting things together...Read Full Article

October 1, 2013

Jazzy Joni Mitchell Covers, Courtesy of Tierney Sutton

Over the course of her career, jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has taken on one of the most challenging tasks for any musician: putting a fresh spin on classic repertoire...Read Full Article

September 26, 2013

A Tierney Trilogy - Steven Cerra

I have been a fan of vocalist Tierney Sutton dating back to a period in her career when she and what is now referred to as “The Tierney Sutton Band” were just putting things together...Read Full Article

September 26, 2013

Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes - Tierney Sutton After Blue

This is another gem in a very long string of gems from talented West Coast singer Tierney Sutton...Read Full Article

September 26, 2013

Tierney Sutton "After Blue" - All About Jazz C. Michael Bailey

Tierney Sutton is the calm current flowing through the turbulent water of jazz vocals, making big changes and important recordings without stirring the water too much...Read Full Article

September 26, 2013

Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes - Tierney Sutton After Blue

This is another gem in a very long string of gems from talented West Coast singer Tierney Sutton...Read Full Article

September 25, 2013

Tierney Sutton "After Blue" - All About Jazz Dan Bilawsky

Joni Mitchell and jazz have long engaged in mutualism. Mitchell subtly absorbed the ideals of this music, which were then filtered into her work...Read Full Article

September 25, 2013

Tierney Sutton "After Blue " - The Michigan Daily

Grammy-nominated singer Tierney Sutton chose to do jazz covers of songs by Joni Mitchell on this latest album...Read Full Article

September 24, 2013

Tierney Sutton "After Blue" - All Music Guide Thom Jurek

Tierney Sutton claims she had never really encountered Joni Mitchell until she heard the songwriter's glorious 2000 album Both Sides Now, a collection comprised mainly of standards...Read Full Article

September 24, 2013

Tierney Sutton Pays Homage to the Genius of Joni Mitchell

After nine CDs over 20 years with her longstanding Tierney Sutton Band, the five-time Grammy-nominated Jazz vocalist decided to leave her comfort zone and leap off the cliff by tackling an homage to the revered pop singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. ...Read Full Article.

September 23, 2013

 An A+ Tribute to Joni Mitchell from Tierney Sutton

When Tierney Sutton was recording for Telarc, I always felt that she had great promise but that she tried too hard, sometimes resulting in uncomfortable grandstanding...Read Full Article

September 20, 2013

Tierney Sutton Reviewed in Buffalo News

Tierney Sutton sings Joni Mitchell, and if you think that even tells a fifth of the story, forget it...Read Full Article

September 19, 2013

Ralph. A. Miriello Reviews "Gadditude"

The drummer Steve Gadd has been on my radar ever since I became aware of a super group formed back in the mid-seventies called Stuff...Read Full Article

September 13, 2013

After Blue reviewed in Midwest Record

In which we find Sutton leaving the comfort zone of her long time band and the great American song book (but not abandoning long time producer Elaine Martone) and turning her attention to the Joni Mitchell canon...Read Full Article

September 13, 2013

WBGO The Checkout with Lenny White

WBGO’s Josh Jackson sits down with drummer Lenny White to discuss movies, playing on Stanley Clarke’s first album, and his latest release Lenny White Live...Listen Here

September 11, 2013

Lenny White Live Reviewed by Dan Harr in Music News Nashville

“It was the first time I had been asked to bring a band of my own to Japan. I chose friends that I had lasting relationships with over the years,"...Read Full Article

September 3, 2013

Democrat and Chronicle: What Critics Are Listening To

GADDITUDE. Sometimes, the boys in the band want to do their own thing....Read Full Article

August 28th, 2013

Steve Gadd - Gadditude (2013)

Though he’s leading a group of fellow veterans from James Taylor’s touring band, Steve Gadd’s 10th solo album couldn’t have less to do with that easy-going singer-songwriter vibe...Read Full Article

August 28th, 2013

Steve Gadd Band: Gadditude (2013)

Drummer Steve Gadd, the man responsible for some of the most memorable grooves and explosive drum solos on record, is often looked at as a perpetual sideman and session giant...Read Full Article

July 20th, 2013

Lenny White: Basic Backbeat and Complex Conception Steven Cerra

In-the-pocket drumming in which a backbeat is heavily placed on the 2nd and 4th beats of each measure in 4/4 time is more complicated than it sounds. ...Read Full Article

July 12th, 2013

Kikoski Carpenter Novak Sheppard: From The Hip (2013)

In 2006, pianist David Kikoski was invited to perform and record in front of a live audience at the private Beverly Hills studio of George Klabin, President...Read Full Article

July 3rd, 2013

Lenny White Live in the Jazzwriter

Every now and then, it pays to revisit the past. But in this case, we’re not talking the roots of jazz but something from more recent history. Lenny White Live (BFM Jazz, 2013) was recorded from a 1997 performance in Japan. Read Full Article

June 27th 2013

WHEN EWF MEETS HHH-Lenny White: Lenny White Live

A disc like this, that has enough funk to get your Afro bobbin’ and enough jazz to make you snap your fingers....Read Full Article

June 25th, 2013

BFM Jazz Announces New Release  “From The Hip” Featuring Kikoski, Carpenter, Novak & Sheppard

Gathering the great musicians of our day to present a “Standards” program can be a task that does not always garner the respect of critics and fans alike. ... Read Full Article

PledgeMusic and BFM Digital Announce Innovative New Venture

PledgeMusic and global digital distributor BFM Digital are pleased to announce a strategic alliance under which BFM Digital will bring its high-profile artist campaigns directly to PledgeMusic, who will provide customized support in the launch and marketing of campaigns. ...Read Full Article