Jazz Music News
Read 'A Walking Encyclopedia Of Rhythms': Remembering Steve Berrios
July 29, 2013 – Few had the late Fort Apache Band drummer's intuition for both jazz and Afro-Cuban music.
Read Black History Meets Black Music: 'Blues People' At 50
July 26, 2013 – In 1963, a "theoretical endeavor" offered a new history: one from an African-American perspective.
Read An Improviser Learns The Art Of Patience
Watch Reflections On A Dozen Years With Abbey Lincoln
Watch Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died
Read Jazz Pianist And Pedagogue Mulgrew Miller Dies
Read The Creators Of Jazz Appreciation Month Start Celebrating
April 9, 2013 – Drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez and pianist Randy Weston donated items to the Smithsonian.
Watch How Norway Funds A Thriving Jazz Scene
Read Bebo Valdés, Giant Of Cuban Music, Is Dead
Read The 'Singing Sound' Of Saxophonist Charles Lloyd
Read Tadd Dameron, A Jazz Master With A 'Lyrical Grace'
March 9, 2013 – A new biography shines a light on the too-brief life of the man known as "The Architect of Bop."
Watch Remembering Donald Byrd, Jazz Trumpeter Who Spanned Generations
February 11, 2013 – Byrd helped to develop hard bop jazz, and his funkier recordings shaped black pop music for years.
Watch Why J Dilla May Be Jazz's Latest Great Innovator
Read Remembering Butch Morris, The Man Who Conducted Improvisation
January 30, 2013 – With a wide variety of musicians, he pioneered a system of spontaneous arranging called Conduction.
Read Butch Morris, Jazz Bandleader And Conductor, Dies