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Lena Bloch & Feathery: Live in Brooklyn

Live tracks by Lena Bloch & Feathery on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus, recorded at The Drawing Room on February 11th 2018 and at Korzo (Konseptions Series) on October 24th 2017, both located in Brooklyn, NY. Saxophonist, composer and educator Lena Bloch is originally from Moscow, Russia and immigrated to Israel in 1990. She moved to Brooklyn in 2008 and released her debut album Feathery (Thirteenth Note) in 2014. The quartet from that album has evolved into the band of...


Jonathan Saraga: Journey to a New World - CD Release

Today’s episode features trumpeter, composer and Manhattan native Jonathan Saraga with music from his fantastic CD release concert that took place on October 29th at Dazzle in Denver, Colorado. The musicians next to Jonathan Saraga (trumpet, compositions) were John Gunther (tenor saxophone), Alex Heffron (guitar), Peter John Stoltzman (piano), Gonzalo Teppa (upright bass) and Dru Heller (drums). Visit to purchase Jonathan’s latest album “Journey to a New World”....


Ilios Steryannis

Toronto-based dummer, composer and bandleader Ilios Steryannis just released his album Bethany Project. He held his album release concert at the Burdock in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on January 11th and on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus, you get to hear a selection of exciting live performances from this concert. Ilios Steryannis on drums and djembe, Sundar Viswanathan on alto and soprano saxophones, Chris Gale on baritone saxophone, Eric St-Laurent and Scott Neary on...


Petros Klampanis Duet & Petos Klampanis - Chroma

Enjoy excerpts from a brilliant live recording by the Greek NYC-based bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Petros Klampanis on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus. On October 1st 2017, Petros Klampanis (on bass, percussion, voice and looper) and Shai Maestro (on piano) performed as the Petros Klampanis Duet at Jazz~MADD Academie Muziek, Woord & Dans Ninove in Ninove, Belgium. Next to two expansive tracks from this live recording, you also get to hear two tracks from...


Teri Parker Quartet

Toronto-based pianist and composer Teri Parker held her album release concert at the Burdock in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on October 26th, less than a week after her debut album In the Past came out. On today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus, you get to hear amazing tracks from the live set, featuring Teri Parker on piano, Allison Au on alto saxophone, Mark Godfrey on bass and Mack Longpre on drums. Teri Parker is the composer of all the music you hear today and you can support...


Misha Piatigorsky

We have original music by the phenomenal pianist, composer and producer Misha Piatigorksy on today’s episode. The Moscow-born, NYC-based musician is first heard with his trio (featuring Danton Boller and Rudy Royston), recorded live at Zinc Bar on June 23rd & 24th in New York, NY. After that, stay tuned for a remarkable solo piano recording from the TD Victoria International JazzFest in Victoria, BC, Canada (recorded on June 26th 2016). PERSONNEL: Misha Piatigorksy (piano, compositions)...


Week of 10/08/17

A burning set by NYC-based composer, arranger and trombonist Nick Finzer on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus, which now airs every fourth Sunday (always after three weeks/episodes of The Jazz Hole). Nick Finzer’s live set with Lucas Pino, Alex Wintz, Chris Ziemba, Or Bareket and Jimmy Macbride was recorded on March 22nd at the world-famous Smalls Jazz Club right here in New York City. Enjoy some captivating live versions of Nick Finzer’s compositions that also appear on his...


Week of 09/14/17

The Jazz Hole Live with Linus presents a set by the NYC-based Phoneix native Andrew Schiller, recorded live at Twins Jazz in Washington, D.C. on August 6th 2017. The set features Andrew Schiller on bass (and compositions), Hery Paz and Alex Harper on tenor saxophones and Matt Honor on drums. Andrew’s debut album Tied Together, Not To The Ground came out earlier this year on Red Piano Records and you can find it on and on ANDREW SCHILLER...


Week of 08/10/17

Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus features a live set by the Ben Rosenblum Trio, recorded at The Kitano in New York, NY on July 20th 2017. Ben Rosenblum is joined by bassist Dan Chmielinski and drummer Ben Zweig. The award winning NYC pianist and composer recently released his critically-acclaimed debut album Instead featuring jazz luminaries Curtis Lundy and Billy Hart, you can purchase it on his website Ben Rosenblum: Instead PERSONNEL: BEN...


Earprint - Recorded live at Riverwalk Café in Nashua, NH on November 13th 2016

Check out a live set by Earprint on this month’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus. Earprint is a chordless collective consisting of tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Kevin Sun, trumpeter Tree Palmedo, bassist Simón Willson and drummer Dor Herskovits. The international quartet established an immediate rapport while studying together at Boston’s New England Conservatory. Each member contributes original compositions and the lack of a chordal instrument provides space and freedom for...


Week of 06/08/17

The Jazz Hole Live with Linus presents a live set by The Roxy Coss Quintet today, recorded live at Smalls Jazz Club in New York, NY on April 6th 2017. Saxophonist and composer Roxy Coss is originally from Seattle and now a fixture on the New York scene. She has become one of the most unique and innovative saxophonists of her generation, a definitional voice of the Millennial Movement in Jazz. The Roxy Coss Quintet consists of Roxy Coss on tenor and soprano sax, Alex Wintz on guitar, Miki...


Week of 05/11/17

Party on with today’s episode of The Jazz Hole! Host Linus presents a great live set by The Achromatics reaching him from Lula Lounge in Toronto, ON, Canada. This band is what happens, when you combine a powerful female horn section, Motown-style vocals, a Latin-influenced rhythm section and a Top-40-calibre stage show. The Achromatics play music to be appreciated by the mind and body. Get ready for guitarist and vocalist Jay Vazquez, tenor saxophonist and vocalist Shannon Graham, trumpet...


Week of 04/13/17

A wonderful set of live tracks by the Alex LoRe Quartet on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live, recorded at the world-renowned Smalls Jazz Club in New York, NY on January 26th 2017 and August 3rd 2016 Alex LoRe on alto saxophone, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Martin Nevin/Desmond White on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums. Enjoy all originals compositions by Alex LoRe ALEX LORE QUARTET: Alex LoRe (alto saxophone) Glenn Zaleski (piano) Martin Nevin (bass -“Southbound”, “Normal” & “Away”)...


Week of 03/09/17

Check out a top-notch set by the One World Quartet on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus. Bassist Gary Kelly leads this fantastic Quartet featuring Keith Gurland on woodwinds, Louise Baranger on trumpet and Nadav Snir Zelnicker on drums. As a bonus, you get to hear a studio track by the smaller version of this group, called One World Trio. Enjoy and don’t forget to visit All tracks recorded live at Daryl’s House Club in Pawling, NY on March 5th 2016,...


Week of 02/09/17

Today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus features a live set from New York City’s famous Smalls Jazz Club. The Melissa Aldana Quintet performed there on December 14th 2016. Tenor saxophonist and composer Melissa Aldana was joined by trumpet player Philip Dizack (whose composition “Morning” is part of this set), pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Pablo Menares (whose composition “En Otro Lugar” is part of this set) and drummer Kendrick Scott. Check out Melissa Aldana’s latest album Back...


Week of 01/12/17

Check out one of Toronto’s hippest bands Dog Leg Dilemma on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus. Bassist Peter Bull leads this band and writes most of the compositions. He is joined by saxophonist Anthony Argatoff, guitarist Nick Lavkulik and drummer Noah Sherman. Check out their album Not This Time, which just came out and enjoy today’s live set from the Nick Lavkulik’s House in Toronto, ON, Canada, recorded on November 26th 2016. Dog Leg Dilemma - Not This Time DOG LEG...


Week of 12/08/16

The Dan Pugach Nonet on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus. The NYC-based, Israeli-born drummer Dan Pugach is one of the most versatile and sought-after drummers in New York City. Together with his Nonet he has won two ASCAP Jazz Composer Awards and will release his debut album in 2017. Check out this live set from the Williamsburg Music Center in Brooklyn, NY, recorded on September 29th 2016. Dan Pugach Nonet PERSONNEL: DAN PUGACH NONET: Dan Pugach (drums) Justin Mullens...



Listen to a selection of phenomenal live tunes by MURAL on today’s episode of The Jazz Hole Live with Linus. MURAL is a NYC-based trio, but today’s live tracks come from a concert they did in Tokyo, Japan last year at the Pit Inn. Consisting of stellar instrumentalists and composers Aki Ishiguro (guitar), Peter Schwebs (bass) and Rodrigo Recabarren (drums), this trio’s self-titled debut album, MURAL, came out earlier this year. After today's live tracks, you will get to hear two studio...


Walking Distance - Recorded live at the 55 Bar in New York, NY on June 10th 2015

Walking Distance is currently one of New York City’s hippest jazz bands. Enjoy their June 10th 2015 live set from the legendary 55 Bar on this month’s episode of BTR The Jazz Hole Live with Linus. Walking Distance consists of four stellar musicians Caleb Curtis (alto saxophone, compositions), Kenny Pexton (tenor saxophone), Adam Coté (double bass) and Shawn Baltazor (drums). Make sure you also check out their brilliant debut album Neighborhood. Walking Distance PERSONNEL: Walking Distance:...


Jean-Michel Pilc Solo - Recorded at Laure Mayoud’s Home in Lyon, France on July 9th 2016

Excerpts from a spectacular live solo piano set by the pianist, composer, improviser and educator Jean-Michel Pilc on today’s BTR The Jazz Hole Live with Linus. The concert was recorded live at Laure Mayoud’s home in Lyon, France on July 9th 2016. Jean-Michel Pilc is French, but has been based in NYC for decades, before relocating to Montreal recently. After the concert excerpts, stay tuned for two encore tracks from Jean-Michel Pilc’s album True Story with Boris Kozlov on bass and Billy...


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