This week's Public Radio Tulsa - All This Jazz broadcast celebrates John Coltrane's birthday


Public Radio Tulsa's third-hour theme this week, running in the 11pm-to-midnight hour and Undoubtedly Worth Staying Up For, will be Trane Songs -- as John Coltrane would have turned 92 this weekend (on September 23rd). Our birthday tribute to Trane will feature the likes of Hilton Ruiz, Chico Freeman, Lee Konitz, and McCoy Tyner, among others -- hope you can join us! And elsewhere in our show, we'll enjoy the music of Charles Lloyd, Shirley Scott, Gerald Wilson, Frank Wess, Bill Carrothers, and many others. Every Saturday night, both online and over the air, ATJ delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz -- across a wide range of styles -- from 9 o'clock till midnight.      SEE THE FULL Public Radio Tulsa PAGE. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Jon Batiste walks us through a day in the life of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert / Vox


Jon Batiste makes some of TV's best music, night in and night out. As bandleader of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the multi-instrumentalist comes up with perfect tunes to introduce guests, to complement Colbert's jokes, and to keep the audience hyped up. (Many of the songs fitting that last category are Batiste originals, performed by him and his band, Stay Human.) But Batiste's career stretches far beyond late-night TV. He started out making music at a very young age in his hometown of Kenner, Louisiana, and since then, he's recorded a whole album in and around the New York subway system, performed all over the world, and appeared semi-regularly on HBO's series Treme. His newest album, Hollywood Africans (out Thursday, September 28), is a combination of Batiste originals and terrific covers of iconic songs that he's put his own spin on, including "What a Wonderful World," Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," and the music from the first level of Sonic the Hedgehog. I was thrilled to have Batiste join me this week on the latest episode of my podcast, I Think You're Interesting, and about halfway through our conversation, I realized something: For as much as I've covered late-night TV over the years, I have no idea what goes into a late-night musical director's job. So I asked Batiste, and it sounds like a lot of work. READ THE Q&A
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Anthony Roth Costanzo is breaking down opera's stodgy stereotype / npr: all things considered


Despite being one of the first and oldest forms of popular music, opera sometimes struggles to connect with 21st century audiences. However, Anthony Roth Costanzo is breaking down the genre's stodgy stereotype and making opera more accessible - taking his distinctive sound to the masses, from a sixth-grade classroom in the Bronx to NPR's own Tiny Desk. "I'm trying to turn that around, transform it and say, listen, this is something that can connect to all different kinds of people," Costanzo tells All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro. "I feel like the emotional sweep of opera is what we need to give us some perspective on our lives, on this time we're living in, on all of that. We need that kind of catharsis." READ & LISTEN TO npr: all things considered SEGMENT p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Vikingur Olafsson - Music of Bach is WFMT: Featured New Release


Following his critically acclaimed recording of piano works by Philip Glass, Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson has released his second album, a collection of both well-known and rarely performed works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Renowned for his innovative music projects, Ólafsson offers listeners a very personal vision of Bach's intricate keyboard music, artfully weaving Bach's original works together with transcriptions by Busoni, Kempff, Ziloti, Rachmaninoff, and Ólafsson himself. Víkingur Ólafsson - Music of Bach is WFMT: Chicago 'Featured New Release'
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John Scofield brings Combo 66 to Dazzle / Denver Post


John Scofield has a distinctive sound and an unceasing sense of adventure; he's bringing his current project, Combo '66, to Dazzle for two nights, Oct. 6 and 7. Sometimes Scofield dabbles in rock and fusion, but the lineup of Combo '66 seems more straight-ahead: Drummer Bill Stewart, keyboardist Gerald Clayton and bassist Vicente Archer are accomplished jazz guys through and through. The Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist, band leader and composer is set to release his new album by the same name on Verve Records. Combo 66 which marks his 66th birthday combines jazz with genre-defying elements, allowing Scofield to find new modes of expression. READ THE FULL Denver Post ARTICLE
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At 92, Tony Bennett extends his record as oldest male artist to enter UK official albums chart top 40 / music-news.com


Tony Bennett has extended his Official Chart record as the oldest male artist to enter the Official Albums Chart Top 40. Aged 92, Tony's latest collection, a collaborative album with Diana Krall titled Love Is Here To Stay, debuts at Number 33 on this week's chart. Tony is also the oldest man to land a UK Top 10 album; aged 88 in 2014, his album Cheek to Cheek with Lady Gaga reached Number 10. However, Tony is not the oldest artist to have ever charted within the Top 40. That would be Vera Lynn, who at the age of 100 reached Number 3 with her album 100 in March 2017. Back in 2009 aged 92 she became the oldest living performer to score a chart-topping record. SEE THE music-news.com PAGE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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FACT gets insights from Max Richter on 'From Studio to Screen' original documentary


From Studio to Screen is an original mini-documentary that charts the process a musician goes through to compose for film. FACT gets insights from Max Richter, Anna Meredith, Lustmord and Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury about their beginnings, their high points and their relationship with the intimidating global film industry. Max Richter is the mind behind the scores for a range of projects including Waltz With Bashir, Black Mirror and My Brilliant Friend, the upcoming series based on Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. The influential composer, who recently released a 15th anniversary edition of his album The Blue Notebooks, visited The Store at 180 The Strand to break down the collaborative efforts of working in film. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px} READ THE FULL FACT ARTICLE & WATCH THE VIDEO
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Madeleine Peyroux set for SLO's Fremont Theater / New Times


Close your eyes when Madeleine Peyroux sings and you can forget when and where you are. It could be a smoky French café in the 1930s, a blues-drenched American juke joint in 1940s, or tonight Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Fremont Theater. Peyroux had a fairly peripatetic upbringing. Born to "hippie" parents in Athens, Georgia, she was raised in New York and California before her parents divorced when she was 13 and she and her mother moved to Paris. Today she lives in Brooklyn, though she said in a recent phone interview, "I travel so much I'm not super grounded to any one place." Her newest, Anthem, was produced and co-written by four-time Grammy winner Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), who she's co-written with in the past. What sort of show should people expect when she appears this weekend at the Fremont? "Right now, we're going to be presenting songs on this recording in a traditional jazz context," Peyroux said. "We're a quintet, and I think the approach, in a way, is a pop approach. A lot of the great jazz standards were pop songs at the time. It's more about the lyrics and the story, a story that's a personal plea from one person to a whole bunch of other people, a personal message, a political message." Anthem's title track perfectly encompasses that sentiment and sounds like a classic American Songbook jazz standard with a contemporary twist: "The birds they sang at the break of day/ Start again I heard them say/ Don't dwell on what has passed away/ Or what is yet to be// Yeah the wars they will be fought again/ The holy dove she will be caught again/ Bought and sold and bought again/ The dove is never free// Ring the bells that still can ring/ Forget your perfect offering/ There is a crack in everything/ That's how the light gets in." p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px} READ THE FULL New Times ARTICLE
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KUVO's 'Trane Tracks' celebrates John Coltrane's poetry and song on his 92nd birth anniversary


Join KUVO: Denver on The Nightside with host Andy O' on Sunday, September 23 from 8 to 10 pm as we celebrate John Coltrane's birthday! "Trane Tracks" celebrates Coltrane's poetry and song. John was born in Hamlet North Carolina on September 23, 1926. He would go on to become one of the most influential and beloved figures of the Jazz world. Much poetry has been written about Trane and his own musical output was prodigious. On Wednesday, March 6 1963, Coltrane and his classic Quartet - McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones - went to Van Gelder Studios in Englewood, NJ and cut a complete album's worth of material, including several original compositions that were never recorded elsewhere.  They spent the day committing these to tape, taking time with some, rehearsing them two, three times, playing them in different ways and in different configurations. The session has now resulted in an entire studio album featuring unheard originals released 55 years later. This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz and was titled - Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album on Impulse! Records.
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Impulse! Records: 25 essential albums / TREBLE


When we think of jazz, there are a few notable labels that stand out as icons of the genre: Verve, Atlantic, Columbia and Blue Note, to name a few. But we also think of Impulse!, the iconic label established by legendary record producer Creed Taylor in 1960. Set up under the umbrella of ABC-Paramount Records (the same ABC that's now part of Disney), Impulse! began life with a short list of legendary artists, including Ray Charles and swing veteran Benny Carter, as well as John Coltrane, who released more albums than any other performer on the label. As a result, the label became known as "The House That Trane Built." Impulse! had a run of two decades in the 1960s and '70s that were unlike just about anything else, constantly at the forefront of innovations in jazz, and sometimes outside of jazz: Prog-rock outfit Genesis were the rare rock band to actually issue an album through the label. Impulse!'s branding extended beyond its amazing sounds; the orange, black and white design scheme of the albums made them stand out on any shelf, and each record's cover was adorned with stunning photography. The list you see below isn't just an introductory guide to the music but likewise a gallery of incredible design. And with Impulse! in headlines again for the release of a lost John Coltrane album, the outstanding new work by Mercury Prize-nominated Sons of Kemet (and a newly unearthed recording by alum Charles Mingus), we saw fit to compile a list of 25 of our favorite releases to be stamped with the iconic logo. It should be noted that, like many of our other surveys of significant labels, we stuck to one release per artist (with one sort-of exception). With Impulse! that was a particularly tough decision, since some of these artists released so much amazing material. But that being said, albums such as Coltrane, Ascension, Africa Brass, Journey in Satchidananda, Ptah the El Daoud, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Tauhid, Deaf Dumb Blind, Thembi, Karma, The Magic of Ju-Ju, Fire Music and various other albums are, without question, essential. We simply made the decision to focus on certain albums for the sake of personal preferences or to highlight something unique that wasn't represented in other albums. (We also didn't include Impulse! reissues of Sun Ra's catalog, since it wasn't the original label of release-sorry!) Regardless, these essential Impulse! Records albums all merit repeat spins. We hope you enjoy the journey. SEE Impulse! Records: 25 Essential Albums via TREBLE
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Handel and Philip Glass, but make It fashion / The New York Times


For a countertenor, music history is a broken line. At one end is the treasury of parts written for castrato singers during the Baroque era; at the other, an explosion of contemporary music. In between is the 19th century: the mainstay of opera, and a countertenor void. Anthony Roth Costanzo, 36, has just released "ARC," a recording that bridges the Great Countertenor Gap, finding common ground between the music of Handel and Philip Glass. An early-music ensemble, Les Violons du Roy, accompanies Mr. Costanzo's gleaming, often emotionally raw soprano on tracks alternating between the two composers. "I'm glad I'm a countertenor, even though I can't sing ‘Tosca' at all the best opera houses and make my money with that," he said in a recent interview at his Manhattan apartment. "I've had to carve out my own path. And in the end that's what I find most exciting." It's in the live production he's created to accompany the album - at the Barnes Foundation, as part of Opera Philadelphia's O18 festival this weekend and next, and at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in November - that Mr. Costanzo can really show off his entrepreneurial chops. The show, "Glass Handel," features choreography by Justin Peck. The painter George Condo, who created the cover art for the disc, will produce a live artwork from behind a backlit scrim. Videos directed by nine artists, including Mark Romanek (better known for his collaborations with Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift), James Ivory, Pix Talarico and Maurizio Cattelan, will play. A small army of "people movers" transport audience members, who remain seated, from one area of the space to another. And everyone, from the dancers to the movers, will wear costumes designed by Raf Simons, of Calvin Klein. Even Mr. Costanzo's water bottle will be clad in couture. Though the project was produced in collaboration with Opera Philadelphia, National Sawdust, and the art-fashion media company Visionaire and Cath Brittan, it was Mr. Costanzo who raised the bulk of the budget and inspired artists to contribute their work for free. (The value of those contributions brings the true cost of the show to several times the official $500,000 budget.) It's not the first time Mr. Costanzo has had to hustle to mount a production. In his senior year at Princeton University, he wrote a show about a fictional castrato, unlocking $35,000 from college funds. Even after a win at the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2009, he understood he needed to generate opportunities for himself. "The Met is great," he said, "but it's not going to be my bread and butter. And then what do you do? Do you go around singing Bach in churches and do all the Baroque operas you can in Europe? Or do you create something new?" This summer he became the first Westerner to perform in a Kabuki show at a storied theater in Tokyo, in a take on the classic "Tales of Genji" he created in Kyoto in 2014. After each performance, Mr. Costanzo would work through the night on "Glass Handel." "I would stay up until 4 or 5 a.m., talking to people in New York on the phone, and then rest so I could sing the next day," he said. He estimates he spent eight hours a day on fund-raising for eight months. Back in the United States, he befriended Mr. Condo, an amateur lute player who bonded with Mr. Costanzo over readings of Dowland. Mr. Condo introduced Mr. Simons to the project. "I'm like, ‘Raf, I can't raise that much money; I don't have it in my budget,'" Mr. Costanzo said, recalling his reaction when Mr. Simons agreed to dress the performers. "I already have to raise half a million dollars for this show, and I'm a single person." Mr. Simons agreed to donate hundreds of garments and pairs of shoes. He declined to comment on the value of his contribution, and Mr. Costanzo said it was hard to put a dollar figure on the value his high-profile collaborators - and their respective millions of followers on social media - bring to a niche music endeavor. The videos, too, materialized free of charge, in large part through the intercession of Visionaire. Mr. Cattelan, an enfant  terrible of the art world best known for his 18-karat-gold toilet called "America," contributed a hallucinogenic collage set to Handel. Mr. Romanek sent in a mesmerizing single-take film of a street dancer gliding to Glass under a freeway overpass in Los Angeles. "The reason they did it," Mr. Costanzo said, "is that even though they are at the top of their game, creative freedom means a lot." That freedom, ultimately, is what drives him, too. "I'm 36, and I have a really nice career doing what I do," he said. "But do I want to be a singer for hire? How do you move the needle? When do you try to make this a turning point? Not only for me, but if I'm really passionate about getting new audiences for classical music - where are they?" SIGN UP for Glass Handel - Saturday, Sunday and Sept. 30 at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia; operaphila.org. And Nov. 26-27 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan; nationalsawdust.org.    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #606060; min-height: 14.0px}
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Alice Sara Ott's 'Nightfall' revels in mystery, magic, and contemplation / Texas Public Radio


On her previous album, "Wonderland," Alice Sara Ott explored the music and myths of Edvard Grieg and his native Norway. Now "Nightfall," which Ott calls "one of the most personal recordings" she has made, gathers music by three composers who lived and worked in France. Ott writes of the album's title, "Nightfall is that magical hour when day and night face each other and the sky descends into twilight. For a brief moment, light and darkness are in harmony and merge together." The album reflects as much, reveling in mystery, magic, and contemplation, even with a monster of a piece like Ravel's "Gaspard de la Nuit" on the program. READ THE FULL Texas Public Radio ARTICLE
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Top 10 Albums for September

Tony Bennett, Diana Krall :

Love Is Here To Stay

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall celebrate their shared love of the music of George and Ira Gershwin on their new collaborative album, LOVE IS HERE TO STAY, set for a September 14th release on Verve Records/Columbia Records.  Tony Bennett, who celebrates his 92nd birthday today, has been friends with Diana Krall for over 20 years. The two toured together in 2000 and recorded duets for two of Bennett's albums ("Duets" and "Playin' With My Friends"), but this marks their first full album project together.  LOVE IS HERE TO STAY is out just in time for the 120th Anniversary of George Gershwin's birthday which takes place on September 26th.  Both multi-Grammy winning and platinum-selling artists, Bennett is the only artist at the ages of 85 and 88, respectively, to have an album debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Krall is the only jazz artist to have eight albums debut at #1 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.  Danny Bennett, President and CEO of Verve Label Group commented, "When Tony Bennett and Diana Krall sing the music of the Gershwins, it's truly the consummate artistic pairing of singers and songwriting.  It's one of those recordings that when you listen to it, you recognize instantly that it had to happen - it was just a matter of getting these two extraordinary performers into a studio and putting the Gershwin songbook in front of them."
Yo-Yo Ma :

Six Evolutions - Bach Cello Suites

YO-YO MA releases Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites today.  The new album from Sony Classical marks Ma's third and final recording of the works and celebrates his nearly six-decade-long relationship with the music.  Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites is available to stream and download now on all digital service providers and for purchase as a 3-LP 180-gram vinyl set. As Ma's "constant musical companions" for almost 60 years, Bach's Cello Suites first entered the cellist's life at the age of four, when he learned the first measure of the Prélude to Suite No. 1 under his father's instruction.  His Grammy Award-winning first complete recording of the suites was made in his late twenties. His second, Inspired by Bach, was released in his early forties and recorded alongside a multi-genre, collaborative exploration of the works. Both previous recordings of the Cello Suites, also on Sony Classical, became landmarks in classical discography, as well as milestones in Ma's musical life.  Since then these works have been a through line in his life, guiding him through times of happiness as well as hardship, prompting Ma to ask, "What power does this music possess that even today, after three hundred years, it continues to help us navigate through troubled times'"
John Scofield :

Combo 66!

Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist, band leader and composer, John Scofield is set to release his new album, Combo 66, marking his 66th birthday, on September 28 via Verve Records. The album, which features long-time drummer Bill Stewart, bassist Vincente Archer and pianist/organist Gerald Clayton, combines jazz with genre-defying elements, allowing Scofield to find new modes of expression.
Renee Fleming :

Broadway

Currently wowing theatre-goers in the US with her Tony-nominated performance in Carousel, Grammy-winning soprano Renée Fleming announces her new album ‘Broadway', to be released on Decca Classics on Friday 7th September. Celebrating musical theatre, the album features a diverse array of great songs for the stage by composers including Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Pasek & Paul, and Rodgers & Hammerstein, as well as a special guest duet with the Hamilton, television and film star, Leslie Odom, Jr. Fleming made her Broadway musical debut this April as Nettie Fowler in the hit new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's beloved Carousel. She received glowing reviews and even a Tony nomination – the prestigious awards ceremony takes place this Sunday. The Hollywood Reporter described her performance in Carousel as "superb" and "sheer euphoria", and Newsweek said, "she is divine".
Max Richter :

White Boy Rick OST

Max Richter wrote the score for White Boy Rick, the story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.  Directed by Yann Demange and starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the film arrives in theaters September 14.
Nadine Sierra :

There's a Place for Us

Nadine Sierra, 2018 winner of the Metropolitan Opera's prestigious Beverly Sills Artist Award, has made her first album for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Gold, having signed an exclusive contract with the labels last year. Recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Robert Spano, There's a Place for Us is scheduled for international release on August 24, 2018, in time to mark the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth the following day. The album presents the soprano's stunning vocal abilities in an eclectic choice of American classical music – as well as works by Bernstein, the repertoire ranges from Stephen Foster and Douglas Moore to Stravinsky and Villa-Lobos, and on again to Ricky Ian Gordon, Osvaldo Golijov and Christopher Theofanidis, with texts in Spanish and Portuguese as well as English. After singing the role of Norina (Don Pasquale) at the Paris Opéra in June and July, Nadine Sierra will perform music from the album at this summer's major US festivals, including an appearance at Tanglewood's star-studded Bernstein Centennial Celebration.
Madeleine Peyroux :

Anthem

Madeleine Peyroux's new album, Anthem, finds the singer-songwriter collaborating with writers/musicians Patrick Warren (Bonnie Raitt, JD Souther, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Lana Del Rey, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Brian MacLeod (Sara Bareilles, Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner, Ziggy Marley) and David Baerwald (Joni Mitchell, David and David, Sheryl Crow), who are also the basic rhythm section players on the album. Together, they cast a sober, poetic, and at times philosophical eye on the current state of the world. Produced and co-written by Larry Klein, the album came to life during the pivotal 2016 US elections, with the writers absorbing a "constant stream of news" over many months. The "consciously not too preachy" songs, fuse Peyroux's, at times political outlook, with glimpses into her personal world. Honed and patiently refined with fellow writers they mix the public with the personal, striking that perfect equilibrium of dark humour and compassion.
Jon Batiste :

Hollywood Africans

Jon Batiste is an internationally acclaimed musician, bandleader and composer. As an educator and television personality, he spreads his unbridled optimism coupled with a profound understanding of the arts. Born into a long lineage of New Orleans musicians, Batiste is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a master's degree. After graduating, he toured globally with his band Stay Human and currently appears nightly on national television as the bandleader and musical director for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Jon is a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, Musical Director for The Atlantic and Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. He balances a demanding performance schedule with speaking engagements, curating events, occasional acting and producing opportunities, all while relentlessly composing new music. Jon is also a coveted brand ambassador–featured in campaigns for Chase, Apple, Lincoln Motor Company, and numerous fashion brands including Bonobos, Ralph Lauren, Barney's and Nordstrom. He has worked with famed photographer Annie Leibowitz, among many others, and his personal style has been profiled in various fashion publications including GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue. Jon's mission is to share his faith, hope and love with the world around him.
Anthony Roth Costanzo :

ARC

"Anthony Roth Costanzo exists to transform opera." - THE NEW YORK TIMES Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo Announces ARC his debut solo album pairing arias of Philip Glass and Handel Set for release on September 21 on Decca Gold. In conjunction with the album, Costanzo and Visionaire unveil  GLASS HANDEL, an ambitious live installation of ARC in Philadelphia (Sept 22, 23, 30) and NYC (Nov 26, 27) Along with ARC, Costanzo and the avant-garde fashion/art company VISIONAIRE and producer CATH BRITTAN will present GLASS HANDEL, an hour-long, live interdisciplinary installation that will take place at Opera Philadelphia's Festival O18 (at the Barnes Foundation) on September 22-23, 30, and in New York City (produced with National Sawdust at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, who co-present) on November 26-27. With GLASS HANDEL, Costanzo and Visionaire have curated an unprecedented collaboration with stars from the worlds of art, fashion, dance, and film: 
Olafur Arnalds :

re:member

BAFTA winning artist, composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds has unveiled his new track ‘re:member' featuring his ground-breaking new software, Stratus, which transforms the humble piano into a unique new instrument. It is released today Friday April 6 along with a brand new music video. Ólafur will be performing The Stratus Pianos across the world later this year, including a sold-out date at London's Royal Albert Hall and New York City's Le Poisson Rouge on June 30 (full US tour dates below).
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