Charles Gayle, the fierce saxophonist who created his own path, has died at 84


In his horn, subway cars rumbled, buses hissed, traffic screeched and sirens howled. Homeless for more than a decade, Gayle was forever in conversation with...

Wayne Shorter, From Here to Eternity


Nearly six months after his death, a tribute concert and a documentary attempt to capture the spirit of the perpetually exploring saxophonist and composer....

When the world's your stage, can an album capture the feeling?


New albums by Jon Batiste and Louis Cato arrive with high expectations. Both — as their experience leading led the band at Stephen Colbert's The...

An Elmo Hope centennial celebration: Giving a jazz piano pioneer his due


One hundred years after his birth in 1923, we celebrate the legacy of Elmo Hope — one of the most influential pianists you've probably never...

Christian McBride finds the groove again in his latest album, 'Prime'


That's some key advice from Grammy-winning jazz bassist, composer and bandleader Christian McBride....

Joni Mitchell's return 'At Newport' reconfigures her legacy


The surprise performance at the Newport Folk Festival, now released as an album, is another exciting evolution in Joni Mitchell's notoriously chameleonic career....

Relive the 2023 American Pianists Awards from Indianapolis


Five young pianists compete for the American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz....

NEA announces 2024 Jazz Masters including Terence Blanchard and Gary Bartz


The National Endowment for the Arts has selected Terence Blanchard, Willard Jenkins, Amina Claudine Myers and Gary Bartz for the prestigious honor....

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