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Mark Murphy

Slip Away: The Other Mark Murphy

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 12.02.2016 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

The name Mark Murphy is synonymous to me with the recently passed jazz singer who epitomized a style that was uniquely his own. Edgy, unconventional i...

New Artist Reviews: KEEZ

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.25.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Hailing from the verdant land of Bend, Oregon comes the funky pop reggae magic of Keez and his latest, masterfully produced record, Water Creatures. Keez, also known as Brad Jones, is well versed in the music industry having already spent years producing, writing and touring.

Authors Night 2015: Cooks, Cookbooks, and Others

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
Regina Weinreich

High profile authors like Nelson DeMille, Dick Cavett and Dr. Ruth Westheimer had stacks of books to sell under the Authors Night tent. Not surprising, the longest line was for author Ed Burns, yes that Ed Burns.

Notes on Jazz Third Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This is the third annual compilation, and with each year we gain some new members and sadly lose some old friends. The list is a celebration of those who have, for so long, graced us with their talents, their creativity and their love of the music.

Mark Murphy at Birdland -- Heavenly Creature

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Melody Breyer-Grell

I rarely review people I interview (and know personally), but with Mark Murphy, breaking the rules is the name of the game. I did not know what to e...

First Nighter: Kurt Elling Fools Around With Time at Birdland

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Whenever I hear Kurt Elling, I'm reminded of firsts, the shock of the suddenly and compellingly new. His approach to a song is all that -- previously unexplored, unfamiliar.

Jazzy Mandarin & The Gate's Wide Open: Conversations With Dianne Reeves and Kurt Elling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

What happens when your elegant entertainer goes off script and speaks mandarin directly to a Chinese delegation in the White House?