Kit O'Toole is a lifelong music enthusiast who maintains a music blog, Listen to the Band. In addition, she is the internet columnist and a contributing editor for Beatlefan magazine. She also holds an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology.
Incognito vocalist Maysa should expand her fan base with her new album, a solid collection of contemporary jazz and R&B.
Vocalist Judi Silvano's new release proves to be a challenging listen for open-minded jazz fans.
Tuck and Patti's new album pays tribute to the jazz standards that most influenced their sound.
Stevie Ray Vaughan's collaboration with brother Jimmie Vaughan still amazes with its energy and musical virtuosity.
90s soul singer Des'ree combined rock and soul with self-empowering lyrics to create a satisfying blend.
Want an instant education in 60s-era Motown? Raphael Saadiq's new album provides that, and much more.
Tina Turner's latest greatest hits collection serves as a basic overview of her career for casual and newer fans.
Think that Darius Rucker's new country CD is his first solo effort? Think again.
Jazz guitarist Martin Taylor's latest CD proves that the best musicians make technique look effortless.
Conductor/composer Vince Mendoza's latest CD is a challenging — but ultimately satisfying — blend of jazz and classical genres.