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 →


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 →

The Inside Story: J.A. Kawarsky

Debut PARMA artist J.A. Kawarsky is a sixth-time recipient of the Composer Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the founder of the New Jersey Gay Men's choir, and is currently an educator at Westminster Choir College. Today, Kawarsky is our featured artist in "The Inside Story," a blog series exploring... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: DETOURS

DETOURS, the debut Big Round Records release from percussionist Joe Porter and pianist Joel Goodfellow, showcases the jazz duo's capacity for collaboration and improvisation, with animated and dynamic versions of the well-known film and literary compositions. Jazz Weekly says, "The interplay here is both lyrical and explorative, never causing you to lose attention, [which is]... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: MOOD INDIGO

In Erik Lotichius's Navona Records release MOOD INDIGO, he presents a collection of what he calls the "Bach, the Blues, and the Beatles" orchestral works. A composer unafraid of melody and accessibility, Lotichius combines the sounds of traditional classics with those that took the 20th-century audiences by storm. I Care If You Listen says "This album is... Continue Reading →

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