|Jazz and Swing|
Jazz Guitar Trio
"an articulate and compelling soloist who has developed his own voice within the tradition of Montgomery, Burrell, etc." -Stuart Broomer, CODA Magazine
"guitar-trio jazz of the most dramatically succinct and musically soulful kind" -Howard Reich, The Los Angeles Times
Broom has performed worldwide with Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Kenny Burrell, Dr. John and others, at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Queen's Hall (Scotland).
"ingenious, estimable and remarkable" -The Chicago Tribune
"one of the most innovative guitarists I've heard in recent times" -Kenny Burrell
"Broom spins this material into jazz gold" -Jazziz Magazine
Also available: Workshops and Residencies
Bobby Broom Trio
Chicago Jazz Orchestra
Tribute to Wes Montgomery
Grupo Greg Ribot
Original and traditional Latin American music, including Cumbia, Bomba, Rumba, Afoxe, Joropo, Argentine Folk and Brazilian. Instruments include siku, quinna, flute, saxes, clarinet, guitar, charango, bass, congas/percussion & drums.
"Tango and Folklore Argentina": with acclaimed dancers Los Pampas
The United Nations, Thalia Spanish Theatre, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Trinity Concert Series, Great Valley PAC, The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn Museum, Music for Montauk, Duke Univ., UNC, Rutgers, Fairleigh Dickinson, Japan tour, WADO, RCN, Oscar Award winning film "Frida" and "Mambo Kings" and "Flawless".
Band members have also performed and recorded with Sean Lennon, Placido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto
"The range of sounds is so wide and unexpected that you feel spellbound; it is as if Orpheus were in your midst and you weren't able to move." - Miguel Falquez-Certain, Billboard Magazine "
...most rewarding. Every place is tuneful, happy, interesting and unique. It is hard not to keep listening over and over..." - Dennis Prager, Nationally Syndicated Radio talk show host
"...very few jazz musicians have ventured into using the cumbia as an improvisational texture. That is until now, with Greg Ribot...like a musical cruise on the Magdalena River in Colombia that cuts across the heart of the country." - Jesse "Chuy" Varela, JazzTimes
(formerly The Jim Donica Group)
Jazz and World Jazz
Featured Artists: Birdland, The Knitting Factory, Berks Jazz Fest, Shanghai Jazz, SOHO Arts Festival, Pier 25, Lotus Music Fest, Bryant College, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Washington Market Park, Vincennes Univ., Rutgers Univ. -Douglas College, Clove Valley, The Wild Beet
"Donica's music is action music. For the live audience, for the players, for the listener at home, hearing his originals and arrangements means there's no standing still." -Lisa Sorg, The Herald Times
Core members include:
Jim Donica - Bass; who toured & recorded with Maynard Ferguson, David Becker & The Clash's Joe Strummer
Eric Olson - piano; who toured & recorded with Kevin Maynor, Ed Cherry & Bucky Pizzarelli
Chris Bowman - drums; who toured & recorded with Jane Ira Bloom, Ornette Coleman, Annette Peacock & Dave Bryant's Shock Exchange
John Isley - Saxophones; who toured & recorded with Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, New Power Soul, Ray Mantilla, Reggie Workman, They Might Be Giants, Iguazu, Joe Gallant, Illuminati & Jose Halac
Also Available: Workshops, Residencies & Clinics
| Morris Goldberg and OJOYO
South African composers, vocalists, and musicians: Morris Goldberg (saxophone, flute, penny whistle) renowned for performing with Paul Simon, among others, especially Paul's "Graceland" album, and Morris' tenure on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show"; Anton Fig (drums), renowned by his tenure on "Late Night with David Letterman" and performing with Paul Simon; and Simon tour mate - Tony Cedras (keyboards, trumpet, accordion, vocals) who also toured with Amandla Cultural Ensemble in exile; and Chulo Gatewood, who toured with Harry Belafonte and accompanies Tony Bird on the album "Sorry Africa".
The acclaimed musicians have also performed and recorded with exiled singer Letta Mbulu, Harry Belafonte, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Jonathan Butler, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and more. The OJOYO sound is Safrojazz, a combination of South African and American music. Cape Town born Morris Goldberg combined the sounds of his Township heritage, with the American music he learned to love. OJOYO members also include Richard Cummings (keyboards), Damon Duewhite (drums) and Dan Carillo (guitar).
Offering concerts, masterclasses and interactive lecture/demos utilizing music and stories about living in South Africa under apartheid, struggles for both black and white musicians, and valuing hard won freedoms.
*New show featured at John Drew Theater of Guild Hall, in East Hampton, NY:
Township Jive Meets Rhythm and Blues
In this production, Cameroon diva Kaïssa meets R&B dynamo Ty Stephens and Branice McKenzie. They are joined by OJOYO, in a fusion concert of World Music. The ensemble plays and sings a selection of songs made popular by Miriam Makeba, plus Rhythm and Blues original and standard material, and original compositions by Morris Goldberg. The production's musical directors are Morris Goldberg and Richard Cummings.