JANICE BORLA GROUP – “PROMISES TO BURN” (Female vocalist, with unique interpretations of standards, and familiar and obscure jazz tunes).
NATALIE CRESSMAN – “TURN THE SEA” (Female vocalist/trombonist, doing straight-ahead, mostly originals).l
FRANK DiBUSSOLO GROUP – “SONGS TO WRITE HOME ABOUT” (Guitarist, leading mostly a trio, with vocals by Tiffany Ly Grochowski, performing mostly the Great American Songbook).
DIGITAL PRIMITIVES – “LIPSOMUCH / SOUL SEARCHING” (Trio with a double-disc release of rhythmic and melodic, free grooves).
DRESSER / HEMINGWAY / TSHAR – “CODE RE(A)D” (Hard-blowing, free-flowing live recording of improvised tunes).
SINNE EEG – “THE BEAUTY OF SADNESS” (Swedish vocalist, who will be performing here with Peter Sprague soon, doing straight-ahead originals and standards).
PETER EVANS + RALEIGH DAILY – “MEASURE FROM ZERO” (Avant-garde trumpet/piano duet).
CAROL FREDETTE – “NO SAD SONGS FOR ME” (Female vocalist, backed by an all-star band, performing mostly the Great American Songbook).
JUDSON GREEN – “MOJITO” (Contemporary grooves by a keyboard player).
JACLYN GUILLOU – “THE LOVER’S WALK” (Canadian vocalist, with straight-ahead originals).
LISA HILTON – “KALEIDOSCOPE” (Pianist, who will be performing and upcoming Jazz Live, with a straight-ahead collection of mostly originals).
JAVON JACKSON – “EXPRESSION” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, performing straight-ahead jazz tunes, standards and originals live at Smoke in NYC).
JENNA MAMMINA – “THE MUSIC AND THE MAGIC OF ABBEY LINCOLN” (It’s all in the title).
“SHAWN MAXWELL’S ALLIANCE” – (Saxophonist presenting 18 originals that shift between straight-ahead, bebop to classical).
GARRETT MORRIS – “BLACK CREOLE CHRONICLES” (Original SNL cast member, with vocal album, saluting New Orleans).
MOUTIN FACTORY QUINTET – “LUCKY PEOPLE” (Out-of-the-ordinary group, led by the Moutin twins, combining straight-ahead and neo-fusion).
CLOVIS NICOLAS – “NINE STORIES” (Bassist, leading a sextet, doing originals, and a couple of others).
MATT SLOCUM – “BLACK ELK’S DREAM” (Drummer, leading a quartet in adventurous originals, based on Joe’s home state of South Dakota).
TALL & SMALL – “HIGH ON YOU” (Big band, led by saxophonist Pete Christlieb and trombonist Linda Small, doing Bill Holman charts).
1032K – “THAT WHICH IS PLANTED” (Progressive trio, with a high-energy debut, covering various free-jazz