Category: Jazz

  • Laurel Halo: Atlas

    Laurel Halo: Atlas

    Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and now based in Los Angeles, Laurel Halo is a DJ, pianist, composer and a regular host on NTS radio. Since her 2012 début “Quarantine”, the electronic artist has been releasing albums that resist classification and which are deliberately not…

  • Human Being Human: Disappearance

    Human Being Human: Disappearance

    Led by double-bassist Torben Bjørnskov, whose teachers at the Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium of Copenhagen included legendary bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Human Being Human is a Danish jazz trio whose music is anchored in the “traditional” melodic Nordic jazz tradition while also leaning towards a more progressive…

  • Daniel Villarreal: Panamá 77 / Lados B

    Daniel Villarreal: Panamá 77 / Lados B

    Originally from Panama and now based in Chicago, Daniel Villarreal is a DJ, percussionist and drummer with several progressive alt-rock or folk-infused bands he co-leads such as Dos Santos, the Valebo duo or Yda Y Vuelta and which were all born out of the Latinx…

  • Brandee Younger: Brand New Life

    Brandee Younger: Brand New Life

    A harp player, composer and educator based in New-York, Brandee Younger belongs to this new generation of musicians reawakening the practice of the classical harp as a jazz instrument. If Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby remain the two towering figures associated with the instrument, harpists…

  • Moor Mother: Jazz Codes

    Moor Mother: Jazz Codes

    From Philadelphia, Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother is one of the most fascinating multi-disciplinary artists to emerge on the contemporary music scene in the last ten years. A poet, songwriter and vocalist, Moor Mother is also a visual artist working through the medium of video…

  • Benedicte Maurseth: H​á​rr

    Benedicte Maurseth: H​á​rr

    A folk singer, musician, author and composer from the Hardanger district in south-western Norway, Benedicte Maurseth is a leading exponent of the Hardanger solo fiddle tradition. Having studied the instrument with master musician Knut Hamre for the past thirty years – a continuing process –…

  • Neil Ó Lochlainn & Cuar: Umhaill

    Neil Ó Lochlainn & Cuar: Umhaill

    As a flute player, a double bass player and a composer, Clare-born musician Neil Ó Lochlainn has a natural a foothold in several radically different traditions, especially in his role as leader of Ensemble Ériu, the enchanting acoustic septet he co-founded in 2011 with concertina…

  • Svaneborg Kardyb: Over Tage

    Svaneborg Kardyb: Over Tage

    From Northern Denmark and based in Aarhus, Svaneborg Kardyb are a distinctive duo comprised of Nikolaj Svaneborg on Wurlitzer piano and Juno synthesiser and Jonas Kardyb on drums and percussions. Having first met in 2013, the two musicians gradually forged an uplifting, melodic and conversational style…