In Memory: Dennis Kam

Dennis Kam’s obituary notes the Hawaii native will be remembered for “wearing aloha shirts…loving the color green, playing tennis, [and] tai chi practices,” a touching tribute that adds winsome detail to Kam’s international education in music composition and estimable legacy as an educator and musician. In 1974, after studying music in the United States, Austria,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Jeff Jacob and DREAMERS

Jeffrey Jacob is described by the Warsaw Music Journal as “unquestionably one of the greatest performers of 20th century music,” and the New York Times as “an artist of intense concentration and conviction.” He received his education from the Juilliard School (Master of Music) and the Peabody Conservatory (Doctorate). As a composer, he has written... Continue Reading →

August 2019 Album Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on for a selection of what the press had to say about the latest releases from Navona, Ravello, and Ansonica Records. [Featured Image: The Crossing in concert.... Continue Reading →

New from Big Round Records: Mikarimba’s TAPEREBÁ

Described by critics as “beyond category, to use Duke Ellington’s signature compliment” (All About Jazz), Japanese marimba extraordinaire Mika Stoltzman brings her wealth of experience to her latest “Mikarimba” album, Big Round Records’ TAPEREBÁ. Vibrant and bursting with flavor (just like the Brazilian fruit which the album derives its title from), the jazzy TAPEREBÁ features... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Craig Peaslee and WINDSWEPT

Twice the recipient of the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network's Music Award (2013 & 2016), Craig Peaslee's music has been described as bold, crass, and unapologetic. His compositions can be traditional, multifaceted, dissonant, genre-bending, and have been known to directly confront social and political issues, bringing attention to such issues while also getting listeners to critically... Continue Reading →

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