Makoto Ozone set to step out with his other family

Music Jan 22, 2015

Makoto Ozone set to step out with his other family

During his years in New York, pianist Makoto Ozone fronted a number of small combos and gigged with such heavyweights as Branford Marsalis, Gary Burton and Christian McBride. But the collaborators he has come back to time and time again are his Japan-based big ...

Vibraphonist Locke to hit all the right notes

Music Oct 7, 2014

Vibraphonist Locke to hit all the right notes

The vibraphone is one of the more unique instruments to infiltrate jazz. A holy mash-up of the piano and the percussive, it's the duck-billed platypus of musical instrumentation. In terms of cool, it's unfairly lodged somewhere between the tuba and the clarinet. Its old-school ...