Newsbits: Michael Foster / JJA Awards / Michael Bisio / Cleared / Risk Takers

Wadada Leo Smith

Jazz Right Now profiles Michael Foster.

The Jazz Journalists association 2017 awards winners include Wadada Leo Smith, Vijay Iyer, Nicole Mitchell, and many others.

Michael Bisio is profiled ahead of his concert tonight in Troy, NY.

Burning Ambulance reviews the latest album from Cleared, out now on Utech Records.

And on a lighter note, an article suggests that “risk-takers tend to like more avant-garde music.” I’m not sure I agree – musical risk takers, sure, but I don’t know of many skydivers or race car drivers into the styles of music featured here.