Summer ends and the music transcends. Covering this Labor Day set from the Detroit Jazz Festival, Ross Davis wrote in JazzTimes that the guitarist "featured his own fine lines and plenty of room for his band mates to shine, most especially saxophonist Bill Pierce."
Hear a taste in Dee Dee's promo:
Sunday, February 26, at 6pm and/or Wednesday at 6:30 on WBGO 88.3 FM and wbgo.org.
Whenever you hear young performers from Berklee College of Music, you are hearing the future of music. WBGO presented the Berklee Blue Note Ensemble on Midday Jazz today. For a decade, Berklee students with strong jazz creds make an annual trek to the Blue Note in Note in New York. Bill Pierce has been a Berklee faculty member for more than three decades. He directs the student ensemble. They are:
Melissa Aldana - saxophone (Santiago, Chile)
Jeonglim Yang - bass (South Korea)
Michael Palma - piano (Dallas, Texas)
Dan Pugach - drums (Raanana, Israel)
Jeremy Sinclair - trumpet (Dallas, Texas)
Nadia Washington - vocals (Dallas, Texas)
Listen to the session. Remember the names.