On The Road Again: Musicians Return To The Stage At Exit Zero


We take you to the Exit Zero Jazz Festival with three sets from: piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker; New Orleans vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa, and master conguero...

Emma-Jean Thackray, 'Say Something'


Don't just speak, say something" serves as a mantra in "Say Something."...

For Questlove, The Pandemic Meant Embracing Quiet — And Buying A Farm


The Tonight Show music director has been branching out: In addition to buying a farm, he's making his directorial debut with Summer of Soul, a...

NEA Names Its 2022 Jazz Masters: Hart, Clarke, Wilson And Harrison


The NEA celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Jazz Masters Fellowship and inducts the class of 2022, including four jazz icons: Billy Hart, Stanley Clarke,...

Re-Revising 'The History Of Jazz'


Ted Gioia first published his History of Jazz in 1997, updating it for the first time in 2011. This year he did so again, after...

Brandee Younger, 'Reclamation'


The first single from Somewhere Different, her gleaming Impulse debut, is a driving jazz-funk sunburst that calls back to a heyday of popular Black musical...

Nate Smith + KINFOLK (feat. Kokayi, Michael Mayo), 'Square Wheel'


That this music proudly defies classification is only natural — it's a core part of Smith's message....

Melvin Gibbs (feat. Kokayi), 'Message From The Streets'


Vibration is always critical for Melvin Gibbs, whose electric bass has motored everyone from Ronald Shannon Jackson to Rollins Band....

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