Jazz aficionados already know the guitarist as an unusually fluid and expressive soloist. But it’s only with his new release, Caipi, that Rosenwinkel has unveiled the full scope of his musicianship.
He's almost single-handedly responsible for hauling ragtime and vintage jazz into the YouTube era, but he’s not letting that go to his head.
“I love all kinds of music, but I could never tell you why I love it," declares band cofounder Eric Hilton. "I guess the search for that meaning keeps us going.”
For him, playing jazz is all about intuition, improvisation, and spreading a little bit of love.
It's an eight-piece outfit whose unique sound brings together elements of blues, rock, metal, funk, jazz, and African and Antillean music.
In Spanish, antibalas means “bulletproof”, and while the band of that name has so far avoided lunatics with assault rifles, it’s showing definite signs of being indestructible.
He’s a player’s player, both as a sideman with singers like Norah Jones and Martha Wainwright and as a bandleader.
Since becoming a true partnership, the band has been rapidly adding collaborators—not so much on-stage, but in the studio.
Use the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2017 schedule to figure out who you’re seeing and where they’re playing.
There's nothing like a shock to loosen a block.