Gina as Cujo at the Festival of Lights

We went on a three-hour walk with Gina last night through the illuminated city. It was

Jazz in den Ministergärten

This mini festival is taking place each October in the Ministergärten, where each German Bundesland has

Tim Hauser – Founder of The Manhattan Transfer: R.I.P.

He formed the Manhattan Transfer back in 1969 and after several personnel changes, the group which

Happy Birthday Roy Hargrove

The trumpeter from Texas is 45 today. Hargrove was just 21 years old at the recording

Otis Brown III

I think we have to thank Donald Byrd, the trumpet master, for encouraging the young Otis

Rigmor Gustafsson Makes You Smile

She grew up in the middle of nowhere in the heart of Sweden, learned her craft

Gina is not feeling well this week

  She has a throat and bladder infection and is currently on medication. She sleeps a

Laila Biali – Canadian Jazz pianist and vocalist in Berlin

I thought it was very brave to start with Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”. But Laila Biali delivered

Alicia Olatuja and her Timeless Voice

At first I thought oh no not another version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and “Amazing

Jazz from Mauritius is “The Key”

Pianist Jerry Léonide is from Mauritius, a place not necessarily associated with Jazz. But there has