Jazz Music Interviews
Read Thundercat On Making Music Outside The Lines
Read George Benson Follows The Path Of His 'Unforgettable' Idol
July 6, 2013 – Like Nat King Cole, Benson is a jazz instrumentalist who became a pop star when he started singing.
Read John Scofield Returns To The Scene Of The Jam
Watch Terence Blanchard Turns A Tragic Champion Into An Opera Hero
June 15, 2013 – The jazz composer's latest project is an opera based on the true story of a gay boxer in the 1960s.
Read Christian McBride: Music Is About People, Not Grammys
June 6, 2013 – The bassist, whose new album is called People Music, explains how jazz artists can reach audiences.
Read Authentic Early Jazz, From A 23-Year-Old 'WomanChild'
June 3, 2013 – Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl honor old traditions as young people.
Read Balancing Influences: Saxophonist Mahanthappa Blends Styles
May 12, 2013 – Rudresh Mahanthappa blends Indian and Western styles, and still makes it rock.
Read Meet The Man Who Assembles The World's Biggest Jazz Concert
April 30, 2013 – Pianist John Beasley isn't a household name, but he directs many of them for International Jazz Day.
Read Jazz Great Hugh Masekela, Fresh Because He's Fascinated
April 17, 2013 – The South African trumpeter says at age 74, "I feel like I'm just beginning."
Watch Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument
March 31, 2013 – Ibrahim Maalouf's four-valve trumpet plays "blue notes" common to jazz and Middle Eastern styles.
Read Hiromi: Finding Music In The Daily Din
Read Anat Cohen: Bringing The Clarinet To The World
Read When Your Grandfather Is The Greatest Living Jazz Drummer
February 6, 2013 – Marcus Gilmore, 25, is in high demand these days. So is his grandpa: jazz legend Roy Haynes.
Read Wayne Shorter On Jazz: 'How Do You Rehearse The Unknown?'
February 2, 2013 – The 79-year-old saxophonist and composer discusses his new album Without a Net.
Read The New SFJAZZ Center, As Seen By Its Musicians