In The Spotlight: Sammy Stein Talks To Charlotte Keeffe

Charlotte Keeffe is one of the most intriguing and interesting improvisers on the music scene. A hugely respected musician, she has an extraordinary ability to take a lungful of air, blow it through a tiny hole in a mouthpiece and create extraordinary music. This year, alongside a kaleidoscope of colourful and talented fellow musicians, Charlotte …

In The Spotlight: Sammy Stein Talks To Roberta Donnay

Roberta Donnay is a vocalist known for her renditions of vintage songs. Critical Jazz Blog has described her as ‘taking old school jazz and making it new cool,’ and Jazz Times as ‘having a singularly enticing sound.’ Donnay is the leader of The Prohibition Mob, with a mission to explore, celebrate, and promote America’s jazz …

In The Spotlight: Sammy Stein Talks To Andrea Wolper

Andrea Wolper is a jazz vocalist, improviser, songwriter, arranger, teacher, and composer from New York who has been on a journey In music her whole life, agreed to talk to Platinum Mind’s Sammy Stein about her life in music ahead of her upcoming album ‘Wanderlust’ released Bandcamp on April 12th and set to hit other …

Blog interview: Amir Ekbatani

Hello Amir how are you? Feeling good and grateful, thanks! Congratulations on the release of “Tell Me You Love Me” how does it feel?It’s nice to send this out into the world. I’ve spent a lot of time with it and I’m happy to see where it goes. So far people have seemed to really …

In The Spotlight: Sammy Stein Talks To Iris Harley

Photo credit: Cynthia Harley  Iris Harley is a vocalist who has recently come to a lot of people’s notice after she released ‘I Love Your Vibe,’ ‘Trailblazer,’ and ‘Loud Love.’  With her warm voice, caring attitude toward fellow musicians, and the fact she is a rising star, gaining recognition, we at Platinum Mind felt Iris …

Blog interview: Annie Moscow

Hello Annie how are you? I’m great, thank you! Congratulations on the release of “Land Of Dreams” how does it feel? It feels wonderful! I’ve been working hard, and I am very proud of this one! What’s the story behind it? The song “Land of Dreams“ was inspired by Latin jazz. I’ve always been a big …

In The Spotlight: Sammy Stein Talks To Naadia Sheriff

Naadia Sherriff is a composer, musical director, educator, arranger, and pianist. She is a founding member of Hafla Band, Yazz Ahmed’s group, and has also recorded with Kate Dimbleby, ISQ, and has performed at many prestigious venues, including The Barbican. During lockdown, her ‘Beyond The Fear’ release raised an impressive £1000 for the charity Breast …

In The Spotlight: Sammy Stein Talks to… Kym Vincenti

Kym Vincenti on music and life Kym Vincenti is a songwriter and vocalist who has featured in major publications and on BBC Radio. Her music draws on life experiences and the world as she sees it. Her songs are evocative and emotionally charged with lyrics that explore themes including love, loss, and self-discovery. A trail-blazing …