Category Archives: Reviews

Review: ‘Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life,’ a Jazz- and Tap-Filled Journey Through the Past – The New York Times

In this variety-style show, Mr. Hines tells the story of his career rise and that of his brother, Gregory, who died in 2003. Source: Review: ‘Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life,’ a Jazz- and Tap-Filled Journey Through the Past – The … Continue reading

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Five Play: Live at the Deer Head Inn

Five Play: Live at the Deer Head Inn jazz review by Richard J Salvucci, published on December 1, 2015. Find thousands reviews at All About Jazz! Source: Five Play: Live at the Deer Head Inn

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All About Jazz gives A Swingin’ Life four stars

Jack Bowers says: “…galvanic instrumentals… …dazzling soloists…” Read the whole review at http://www.allaboutjazz.com/a-swingin-life-diva-mcg-jazz-review-by-jack-bowers.php

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Richard J. Salvucci, All About Jazz

Richard Salvucci says, “From the first downbeat of the opening track, “What the World Needs Now,” Maricle’s—and the band’s—swing and authority are evident.” Read the whole review at All About Jazz

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Midwest Record – A Swingin’ Life

Midwest Record says: “Here’s a lesson in singing and swinging that ought to send all those talent show car alarms packing.  Diva, the never say die all female jazz orchestra, brings divas Nancy Wilson and Marlena Shaw back to the … Continue reading

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Rollicking Diva Big Band sets the stage ablaze

Ashante Infantry Entertainment Reporter, Toronto Star The 10-day Toronto Jazz Festival, defined by middle-aged men and their horns, was brought to a swinging close by a youthful band of brilliant, exuberant women. The 15-piece New York-based Diva Big Band, a … Continue reading

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