Jazz Music Interviews
Listen 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.
Listen 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.
Listen Hiromi: Finding Music In The Daily Din
Listen 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.
Listen 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
Listen Wynton Marsalis On 'Song Travels'
Listen Dave Douglas: Jazz Hymns Honor A Dying Wish
Listen 'World On A String': John Pizzarelli Jazzes It Up
Listen Celebrating The Life Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck
Listen Remembering The Vital Force Of Jazz Pianist Dave Brubeck
December 5, 2012 – One of the most recognized and recognizable musicians of the postwar era has died one day shy of 92.