Kathryn Ballard Shut

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06/28/16    Community Articles

A.MA Records - Italy's New Jazz/Ambient Powerhouse Label

Bari-based executive producer/founder Antonio Martino is attracting a veritable gold mine in Italian and European jazz talents, all converging into a tour de force at new label, A.MA Records.


01/22/16    Community Articles

Maria Enrica Lotesoriere: Beautiful Sinner In Full Redemption with Camera Soul

From fronting a group of Bari's 'Beautiful Sinners' to leading the success of the new and live-performing Camera Soul, Maria Enrica Lotesoriere is ready for the world.


11/18/15    Community Articles

Camera Soul to Perform at the Prestigious Umbria Winter Jazz Festival #23 in Orvieto

From December 30 (2015) until January 3, 2016, Italian jazz-funk sensation Camera Soul will debut at the prestigious Umbria Winter Jazz Festival to perform nine shows throughout the five-day event. Info at http://www.umbriajazz.com.


08/12/15    Albums

Alberto Parmegiani - "Under a Shimmery Grace"

Set the DeLorean for Birdland, New York City, 1957-1965, because it's that kind of ride, and since the groove’s that good, we might never come back.


03/24/15    Albums

The Motion Collective - "Unstuck In Time"

The debut full-length release from The Motion Collective, "Unstuck In Time", with original music composed and produced by acclaimed artist Gerardo Frisina, pushes jazz backwards, forwards, and all around the very concept of time and style.


01/30/15    Albums

Coffee Talk Jazz Network

Born on a laptop and a dream nine years ago, Ms. Bridgette Lewis' Coffee Talk Jazz is an industry force of nature.


12/30/14    Albums

Camera Soul - Dress Code

On the latest studio release from Camera Soul, 'Dress Code' (Jan 20, 2015), the masterful composing-arranging Brothers Lombardo serve a sophisticated, powerful, and varied feast sure to please both mainstream jazz-rock and funk music fans as well as distinctive...


10/27/14    Albums

Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet

'Sophisticated Lady' is a fresh and superbly talented jazz quartet featuring elegant performances on trumpet, piano, bass, & drums. Their eponymous debut album was recorded live in 2014 at the University of Southern California (USC) and produced by Mr. Bob...


09/11/14    Community Articles

Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7

Kansas City's Hammond B3 organ outfit offers a time machine straight to 1968 with their cool, smoky, gritty, and 4-track analog vinyl sound, inspired by greats such as Grant Green, Lonnie Smith, and Lou Donaldson.


08/18/14    Community Articles

Camera Soul Wins Second Akademia Award for Music Excellence

Beverly Hills-based music award panel grants Italian jazz-funk group, Camera Soul, a second Akademia Award for Best R&B/Soul Song in August 2014. The group is slated to release its third studio album, "Dress Code", later this year.


03/12/14    Community Articles

Fusion Renaissance 2014

Publicly mothballed since the mid-1970s, modern Jazz-Rock or "Fusion" groups are again taking global independent charts and Internet radio by storm.


01/17/14    Albums

Douyé - "So Much Love"

Following the commercial and critical success of her singles, "So Much Love" and "Life Is Good", Douyé's sophomore album is an intensely smoldering white-hot flame, featuring excellent collaborations with many of music's best, including Eric Marienthal...


01/06/14    Community Articles

Camera Soul To Rock Three Southern Italian Live Shows in 2014 On Heels of Critically Acclaimed Album, 'Not For Ordinary People'

In 2011, Camera Soul was conceived as a studio-only recording group. However, with smash radio and chart success in late 2013 of its sophomore release, 'Not For Ordinary People', the managing Brothers Lombardo are laying new plans to literally 'take the...


12/18/13    Community Articles

Lorraine Feather's "Attachments" Seeks Grammy Gold in 'The 56th'

Daughter of legendary jazz critic, writer, and composer, Leonard Feather, as well as accomplished composer, lyricist, and vocalist in her own right, Lorraine Feather seeks a Grammy for her 2013 release, "Attachments". Could the third time be the true charm...


12/04/13    Community Articles

Preparing For Fame

Reflections on the eve of the announcement of the nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards (2013).


07/22/13    Albums

Camera Soul - Not For Ordinary People

The jazz-funk ensemble's sophomore release grabs the listener by the throat and refuses to let go. Here are some quotes from music industry pros around the world.

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About Kathryn Ballard Shut


Kathryn Ballard Shut joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 29, 2012