Watch Amir ElSaffar Navigates Uncharted Blue Notes On 'Alchemy'
November 4, 2013 – Alchemy is a step forward in defining and refining the trumpeter's mix of jazz and Iraqi rhythms.
Listen Carli Muñoz On Piano Jazz
Watch Frank Wess, Basie Woodwind Specialist, Dies
Listen Nicole Mitchell And Ice Crystal On JazzSet WBGO
Listen Dr. Billy Taylor On Piano Jazz
Watch Matt Ulery's Loom: Tiny Desk Concert
Watch Wynton Marsalis Goes Back To Church For 'Abyssinian Mass'
October 19, 2013 – The trumpeter and bandleader is touring his gospel-jazz Abyssinian Mass — with a 70-voice choir.
Read The Birth Of Bird: Young Charlie Parker Found Focus, Faith In Music
October 19, 2013 – In Kansas City Lightning, Stanley Crouch tracks the jazz legend's early years and rise to fame.
Listen Betty Buckley On Piano Jazz
Listen Chris Lightcap's 'Lost And Found New York' On JazzSet
October 17, 2013 – The rhythm of the city drives a suite by Lightcap and Bigmouth, performing in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Read Five Songs By The 'Rhodes Scholar' Keyboardist Of Hip-Hop
October 17, 2013 – Bob James' proto-smooth jazz featured infectious melodies and riffs — as rap producers know well.
Listen Elvis Costello On Piano Jazz
Listen Catherine Russell On 'Song Travels'
Read A Young Torchbearer Lights The Way For New Orleans Music Students
October 10, 2013 – At 27, Trombone Shorty is already an icon. So the bandleader is nurturing even younger local talent.
Listen Geof Bradfield's 'Melba!' On JazzSet
Listen Melissa Aldana Crash Trio: Live At Berklee WBGO
Read Ahmad Jamal Weaves Old And New On 'Saturday Morning'
October 9, 2013 – The jazz pianist isn't playing the way he did 60 years ago, now that he's finished warming up.
Watch A Saxophonist From Santiago Cracks The Stateside Scene
October 9, 2013 – Thelonious Monk Competition winner Melissa Aldana comes from a community of Chilean jazzistas.
Listen Carline Ray On Piano Jazz
Listen Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO
October 2, 2013 – The saxophonist brings his new band into a venue still haunted by the ghosts of his parents. WBGO
Read Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo
Read Ravi Coltrane's Favorite 'Ice Cream' Flavor
Read Dave Holland's 'Prism' Goes To 11, Elegantly
Read First Listen: 'The Pedrito Martinez Group'