THE INSIDE STORY: Joe Sheehan and SONGS OF LAKE VOLTA

Joseph Sheehan composes and performs music to connect with musicians and audiences from diverse traditions. His music has been performed at prestigious concert halls, underground jazz clubs, outdoor music festivals, and in intimate chamber settings. Musicians involved with his work include professional performers of jazz, classical, hip-hop, and African traditional music. His recent release on Ansonica... Continue Reading →

THE INSIDE STORY: Michael Arnowitt and SWEET SPONTANEOUS

Praised for his creativity, passion, and imagination in performance and composition, Michael Arnowitt is a classical and jazz pianist of international renown. His piano compositions have been described as a "tour de force of brilliant pianism." In addition to compositions, Michael has performed both classical and jazz pieces around the world, including each of Beethoven's... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: ROSE

On his debut Ravello Records release ROSE, composer Michael Laurello offers a personal and refined style marked by a rhythmic invention, visceral directness, and earnest emotional depth. Review Graveyard says, "Rose is an interesting classical album which plunders the rich pool of musical genres from jazz to rock. It's also an album that you can... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Rodrigo Cotelo

Rodrigo Cotelo, composer, musician and Music Director of the debut music collective group #Bloomerangs, is today's next featured artist in "The Inside Story," a blog series exploring the inner workings and personalities of our artists. Read on to discover what fever Cotelo is nursing. Who was your first favorite artist(s) growing up? I was raised listening... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: PLAYING FAVORITES

Trombonist and educator Deb Scott released her debut album PLAYING FAVORITES in February of this year on Navona Records. Accompanied by pianist Ron Petti, Scott performs a variety of her favorite pieces that appeal to her background in jazz and to her considerable technical skill while featuring the works of PARMA artist Stephen Lias, as... Continue Reading →

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