DownBeat Editors' Picks - June 2018

Something New

Michael Kaeshammer is the type of photogenic, multifaceted artist who, a couple of generations ago, might have been tapped to host a variety TV show in the United States. A native of Germany now based in Canada, Kaeshammer is a powerful vocal... (Read More)

New Spaces

During the last several years, tenor saxophonist Jarod Bufe - long known in the Windy City for his expertise as a horn repairman, has developed a body of exquisite original compositions for the quartets and trios he leads at Chicago-area venues li... (Read More)

Music in My Mind

The all-original program on Shawn Maxwell's Music In My Mind conveys the vision of a composer who's confident in his artistic vision, and comfortable with the wide array of colors on his instrumental palette.  Maxwell - who also... (Read More)

Music Is Life

Dave McMurray has a driving, propulsive groove behind his tenor saxophone playing - always. He's a jazz musician rooted in the beat. He's a jazz musician steeped in the groove. It's that spot-on bounce that's made McMurray a go-to sideman for the ... (Read More)