THEO KATZMAN & JOEY DOSIK
A pair of whip-smart, ingeniously inventive singer-songwriters; Dosik’s voice in particular is a ravishing R&B tenor.
The nineteen-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter has one of the more riveting voices—and visions—on the current scene.
(Old Town School of Folk Music)
Their name’s a bit twee, but the music of this North Carolina country-folk duo is beautifully spare and powerful.
PAQUITO D’RIVERA QUINTET
(Logan Center for the Arts)
If you can sit still for this ensemble’s bravura blend of jazz, Cuban and big band influences, you’re obviously clinically dead.
TATSU AOKI’S MIYUMI PROJECT
Last year they TKO’d the crowd at Constellation; now the avant-garde Japanese-African collective is back for Round Two.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.