Smithsonian Folkways Celebrates 50 Years Of Jazz Fest's Serendipity

June 7, 2019

The 50th anniversary Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival box set, out now, focuses on jazz legends and rising stars from the...

Turtle Island Quartet Joins Cyrus Chestnut With Global Gospel Offering

June 6, 2019

Watch Carry Me Home, a program from Turtle Island, the hardest working string quartet in jazz, and their latest collaborator, pianist Cyrus Chestnut....

Chilean Singer-Songwriter Camila Meza Sets A Brooklyn Loft Aglow

June 3, 2019

Rising singer, guitarist and composer Camila Meza reverberates songs from her latest record Ámbar off the walls of a light-filled Brooklyn loft....

First Listen: Brandee Younger, 'Soul Awakening'

May 30, 2019

The jazz harpist's sophomore record is celestial, groove-forward and unabashed about its alchemies of style. Ravi Coltrane guests....

Joel Ross And His (Exceptionally) Good Vibes

May 23, 2019

The vibraphonist has a "love-hate relationship" with his instrument that has been helpful in perfecting his craft — but it wouldn't mean much without the...

Meet The NEA's 2020 Jazz Masters: McFerrin, Mitchell, Workman And Kirk

May 21, 2019

The four recipients of America's highest jazz honor will be celebrated at a concert in San Francisco next spring....

Cleveland's Joe Lovano Comes Home

May 16, 2019

Every December, saxophonist Joe Lovano travels home to Cleveland to throw himself a birthday concert. We hear tales of Lovano family lore, and a get...

Snarky Puppy's Full Pack Came Together To Record 'Immigrance'

May 9, 2019

This loosely-knit collective of funk, jazz, and rock players recorded it's latest studio album, Immigrance, with the full lineup of just under 20 members....

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