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Mark de Clive-Lowe, a DJ and keyboard player, will present his CHURCH ensemble.

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January 11, 2013 – Unpredictability is key at the annual New York showcase, which emphasizes new bands and projects. WBGO

Wayne Shorter.

Read 15 Jazz Albums To Look Out For In 2013

January 10, 2013 – The new year's major releases so far feature a few living legends and a lot of drummers in charge.

Scott Walker.

Watch Scott Walker: 'I Don't Listen Again And I Move On' WXPN

January 9, 2013 – The ambitious, venerated singer and composer says he has reached the "point of no return." WXPN


Terri Walker (left) and Nicole Wray, whose album, Lady, will be out on March 11.

Read An Under-The-Radar Albums Preview For 2013

January 9, 2013 – Before the new year's hype cycle takes over, here are ten albums you don't want to overlook.

Herbie Hancock speaks with the current class of Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance masters degree students.

Read A Brief History Of Jazz Education, Pt. 2

January 8, 2013 – Starting around the 1960s, college campuses became an unavoidable part of today's jazz world.

Rapper Amkoullel had one of his songs banned by Mali's government, which controls the southern part of the country. It's even worse in the north, where militants linked to al-Qaida have outlawed virtually all music.

Read Despite Censorship, Mali's Musicians Play On

January 8, 2013 – Militants linked to al-Qaida have banned music from the northern part of the country.


Violinist Leonidas Kavakos.

Read Leonidas Kavakos: Letting Beethoven Shine

January 8, 2013 – A new recording of Beethoven's violin sonatas keeps the spotlight on the music, not the soloist.

Joe Barry was a pioneer of "swamp-pop" in the early 1960s.

Read The Unsung Pioneer Of Louisiana Swamp-Pop

January 8, 2013 – In the early 1960s, Joe Barry combined Cajun and country music into a whole new sound.


Gloria Gaynor, whose cover of the Jackson 5's"Never Can Say Goodbye" was one of the first songs included in a side-long megamix, in the 1970s.

Watch You Can Never Say Goodbye To The Dancefloor

January 8, 2013 – Tom Moulton, who made the first beat-matched DJ mix, talks about his long life in dance music.

Jake Scott (a.k.a. 2 Pi), with student.

Watch 2 Pi: Rhymes And Radii

January 8, 2013 – One high school math teacher connects with his students by turning quadratic equations into hip-hop.


The cast of Season 3 of the worldwide smash series Downton Abbey.

Watch Seismic Change At 'Downton Abbey,' As Heard In 'The Waltz'

January 7, 2013 – How the worldwide smash TV series reminded one viewer of a piece of classical music by Ravel.

Schoolhouse Rock!, the series of educational shorts that ran on Saturday mornings in the 1970s and '80s, is 40 this year.

Watch The Voice Of 'Schoolhouse Rock' On The Series At 40

January 6, 2013 – Bob Dorough composed, conducted and sang much of the music in the beloved children's series.


Antibalas was founded in 1998 by baritone sax player Martin Perna (far right, in hat) and is fronted by singer-percussionist Amayo (center, in head wrap). The group has seen many lineup changes in its decade and a half together.

Read Antibalas: Cooking Up Afrobeat In A Sweltering Kitchen

January 6, 2013 – The band relies on two things to play well: tropical temperatures and a relaxed pace.


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