Jazz Music News
Read Wayne Shorter And The Year's Other Passing Scenery
December 18, 2013 – In a year of '60s retrospection, jazz critics lauded an 80-year-old who first recorded in 1959.
Read Remembering Jim Hall, A Different Sort Of Guitar God
December 11, 2013 – Musicians like Sonny Rollins, Julian Lage and John Scofield muse on one of the finest to ever strum.
Watch Drummer Chico Hamilton, West Coast Jazz Pioneer, Dies
November 26, 2013 – A linchpin of "cool" jazz, especially with his own '50s and '60s bands, he was 92.
Watch Frank Wess, Basie Woodwind Specialist, Dies
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.
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.
Watch The Jazz Documentarian Who Won The Lottery
Read 'If It Swings': An Asian-American Jazzman's Pioneering Career
September 28, 2013 – Gabe Baltazar's career began in the shadow of WWII, amid smoldering anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S.
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