Synergy, Artistry, and Authenticity
A look at a career fueled by passion, sustained by perseverance.
The star saxophonist of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Dave Matthews Band, and the Jeff Coffin Mu’Tet talks about his growing contributions to the world of jazz clinics.
The blues, which has its roots in the African American spiritual, plays a major role in most popular music forms including gospel, jazz and rock and roll.
A continued look at the process of developing standards in Jazz Education
Dr. Mark Watkins looks at where to start, and how to standardize, Curricular Repertoire standards.
Let Us Not Forget His Place In Jazz!
Unlocking the Power of the Triplet in the College Classroom.
A New View of John Coltrane’s Harmony in “Moment’s Notice”…
A look at what Pianist Connie Crothers is currently listening to…
A native of Chicago – perhaps explaining his strong affinity for the blues – George Cotsirilos has become a leading musical fixture of the San Francisco music scene.
A look at what vocalist, composer, and arranger Nicky Schrire is currently listening to.
Always at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music, legendary pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has been named the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor Of Poetry at Harvard University.
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2010 NEA Jazz Master Yusef Lateef, a virtuoso on the traditional jazz instruments of saxophone and flute.
Thinking creatively, Charleston and her label, Motema Music, agreed in mid- December to donate $1 to the Jazz Drama Program (JDP) for every view of “DNA,” a track from Charleston’s critically acclaimed 2013 release “Signs of Life.”
Pianist Boyd Lee Dunlop died this month in Buffalo, New York, at the age of 87. He is also survived by his brother the legendary jazz drummer Frankie Dunlop.
The 10th Annual Big Band Jam, selected as one of the “Top 100″ event destinations in the United States in 2014 by the ABA Tour Operators of America, is scheduled throughout Washington D.C. and at Blues Alley, from April 17th – 27th. It’s the only jazz festival in America specifically created by kids for kids.