Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Geannine Reid, All About Jazz

Geannine Reid says: “What is most shining about this big band, is its collective sound. The precision of each composer’s contribution to the project, highlights the unification of mastery by each musician beyond their remarkable playing technique. Together they bond … Continue reading

Posted in DIVA's 25th Anniversary, Reviews | Comments Off on Review: Geannine Reid, All About Jazz

Review: Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz

Hrayr Attarian says: “The 25th Anniversary Project is an intriguing set of ten originals by various members of band that highlights their inventive and imaginative artistry… This recording is the result of a quarter century of artistic maturation that has … Continue reading

Posted in DIVA's 25th Anniversary, Reviews | Comments Off on Review: Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz

Review: NYC Jazz Record

The New York City Jazz Record

Posted in DIVA's 25th Anniversary, Reviews | Comments Off on Review: NYC Jazz Record

Review: Lemon Wire

DIVA Jazz Orchestra creates music as unique as its members

Posted in DIVA's 25th Anniversary, Reviews | Comments Off on Review: Lemon Wire

Review: Step Tempest

Richard B. Kamins says: “Diva Jazz Orchestra may be 25 years old but this album sounds fresh and on target.  There’s neither a weak tune nor boring solo in the 65-minute program. Yes, you can hear echoes of Count Basie, … Continue reading

Posted in DIVA's 25th Anniversary, Reviews | Comments Off on Review: Step Tempest

Review: Midwest Record

Posted in DIVA's 25th Anniversary, Reviews | Comments Off on Review: Midwest Record

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

Posted in Reviews, Tappin' | Comments Off on Review: ‘Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life,’ a Jazz- and Tap-Filled Journey Through the Past – The New York Times

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

Posted in FIVE PLAY, Recordings, Reviews | Comments Off on Five Play: Live at the Deer Head Inn

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

Posted in Recordings, Reviews | Comments Off on All About Jazz gives A Swingin’ Life four stars

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

Posted in Press, Recordings, Reviews | Comments Off on Richard J. Salvucci, All About Jazz