Jazz Music News
Watch Vijay Iyer, Jeremy Denk Win MacArthur Genius Grants
September 25, 2013 – The two pianists exemplify creative thinking and wide-ranging intellectual and artistic pursuits.
Read Melissa Aldana Wins Thelonious Monk Competition For Saxophonists
September 17, 2013 – Aldana, 24, is the first female instrumentalist to take home the annual prize for young musicians.
Read Marian McPartland, Jazz Pianist And NPR Host, Has Died
August 21, 2013 – For more than 40 years, she brought conversations with jazz greats to an audience of millions.
Read Albert Murray, Writer And Co-Founder Of Jazz At Lincoln Center, Dies
August 19, 2013 – Duke Ellington once described the influential writer and critic as the "unsquarest person I know."
Read Jazz Piano Giant Cedar Walton Dies At 79
Watch George Duke, Legendary Jazz Keyboardist, Dies
Read The 2013 Newport Jazz Festival In GIFs
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 Johnny Smith, Revered Guitar Player, Has Died
Watch Reflections On A Dozen Years With Abbey Lincoln
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.