"The message is that the entire album is a highlight and not to be missed."
"Boasting ten pieces when at full capacity, trumpeter Derrick Gardner and his Jazz Prophets boast a Jazz Messenger-like power."
Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
"You can never get enough great bop or big band, and Echoes of Ethnicity collides the two for a release that's letter perfect in every possible way."
"Sultry, sensuous, and very reminiscent of the late 1950’s and 60’s, hard-bop ensembles blend with a hint of the new and refreshing mix of unexplored territory interjected by Gardner himself."
"the arrangements are top-notch, the songwriting is tight and the re-imagining of covers creative"
‘Jazz Is Blue’ Live Recording – Sat. April 26th
April 11th, 2014Jazz Is Blue – LIVE Studio Recording ‘Jazz Is Blue’ is a four part CD recording project launched by TRY JAZZ.com...
Derrick Gardner plays Warwick Academy Fundraising Gala – March 1st
February 19th, 2014Professional jazz trumpeter Derrick Gardner will perform alongside local artists and students as part of the annual Warwick Academy Jazz Fundraising...