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The Pulse of Entertainment: The Verve Jazz Ensemble Releases New Album ‘All In'


(March 10, 2023) - "We do rest on the Hardbop era, late 50's," said Josh Feldstein, drummer for The Verve Jazz Ensemble that just released a new album titled "All In."

Josh schooled me on the history of their style music when I asked; how Swing changed to Bebop, and then Bebop changed to Hardbop.

"It's less dance more listen. A Swing groove blend of Swing and Bebop...with African Cubin/Latin mixed," he added.

The Verve Jazz Ensemble was founded by Feldstein in 2006 which was expanded from a quintet to a septet over 10 years later. The "All In" project is The Verve Jazz Ensemble's eighth album. Their projects have reached Top 50 and Top 10 Jazz Charts and even made #1 on a project.

"When I was a kid my drum teacher said, ‘You're drumming reminds me of a drummer for Benny Goodman. Drummers like you are a show.' He brought me a record it was on the Verve label. I listened to all the records with Verve and I loved it," Josh said about how he became a drummer, why he started the band and the reason for naming the band The Verve Jazz Ensemble.

On their style of music, Hardbop, he said, "When I formed the group and met Jon (sax)...he loved this music too...named it Verve Jazz Ensemble as homage to the Verve music longevity. We (the band) are a brotherhood/sisterhood of musicians."

Aside from Feldstein on drums and Jon Blanck on tenor sax, The Verve Jazz Ensemble consists of Tatum Greenblatt on trumpet; Willie Applewhite on trombone; Alexa Tarantino on alto sax and flute; Matt Oestreicher on piano and guitar, and Elias Bailey on bass.

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Dr. Eunice Moseley has an estimated weekly readership of over one million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations and Business Management Strategist and Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore EVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 24th year. Next events are coming to Baltimore via Zoom Saturday April 15, 2023, presented by Security Square Mall and The Baltimore Times, and Los Angeles via Zoom Saturday, November 11 2023. The ULMII event is a free entertainment conference offering a Professional Industry Panel Q&A Session, a Professional Talent Showcase and National Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $17,500 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto, a 501 c3, for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email

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