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Selene Messinis: “Each ISM tune can be a journey in many different worlds all at once”

Selene Messinis: “Each ISM tune can be a journey in many different worlds all at once”

We all composed three tunes each for the album, having the other members in mind. There are a lot of different moods because we have different compositional styles. Maddie writes a lot of quirky, frantic compositions, still heavily rhythmically driven, with lots of space for free improvisation and Isaac would write more traditional jazz tunes with beautiful melodies. I care so much about rhythm and keeping time and groove, that in my compositions theres usually a lot of business in rhythmic patterns and ideas with very simple melodies. Read More »

Musical autobiography: Julien Wilson

Musical autobiography: Julien Wilson

"Best travelling music is still Pat Metheny. "The Precious Jewel" from "Beyond the Missouri Sky", with Charlie Haden. Travelling through the Swiss Italian alps by train for the first time. Laughing and crying at the same time." Read More »

Kurt Elling: “Jazz sustains me”

Kurt Elling: “Jazz sustains me”

“I’m so grateful to be able to sing, to make jazz my vocation: I dedicated my life to this; It helps me, it sustains me, it supports me, it has allowed me to travel more and make friends. Besides, singing itself is its own reward”. Read More »

An Evolving Francesca Prihasti

An Evolving Francesca Prihasti

"I am very grateful for the opportunity each day to create music and I would love to keep on writing because the more I do it, the more I can discover my own musical voice and it will help me evolve and develop as an artist. Change doesn’t happen instantly. It happens gradually and I want to strive to honing my craft each day”. Read More »

Albert Dadon: a jazzman for all seasons

Albert Dadon: a jazzman for all seasons

Albert Dadon is very ambitious about Bird’s Basement, expressing the certainty that it will become “one of the best clubs in the world”. Read More »