Johnny Pacheco, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer, who instigated the sound of salsa to a generation of young teenagers in the Bronx that swung around the world along with his co-founding of the Fania Record label and forming the Fania All-Stars, ...
CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY: Making ‘More Black History’ in Classical Music
For those curious about the tumultuous life of one of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Billie Holiday, 2021 offers new and fresh perspectives on the late vocalist.
“So much of our culture has been lost over the years, because someone just threw it away,” said Ralph McDaniels to the AmNews.
It has been reported that the masked lyricist MF Doom has died. The news was first announced by this wife, Jasmine Dumile, via an emotional message posted on his Instagram account.
This time last year I had no idea that I would be tasked to write a series of pieces chronicling the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a recent panel with noted artist Lonnie Holley, musician and artist Freeman Vines explained that a mysterious, almost otherworldly note from a fellow musician’s guitar decades ago was the unlikely genesis of his passion for making guitars.
Alexander String Quartet to honor composer George Walker: First African American to win Pulitzer for music
In the documentary Quincy, about the life of legendary music producer Quincy Jones, we learn that Jones studied with Nadia Boulanger, considered one of the best classical music instructors in the world.
Years after their deaths, Whitney Houston, the Notorious B.I.G. and T. Rex’s Marc Bolan will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Black Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves is joining Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts as distinguished visiting faculty beginning this month.
The United States Veterans Administration is hosting a free livestream jazz concert for all New York City veterans.
Two musicians find friendship during quarantine.
This is the most important election this country has faced in my lifetime. Under Donald Trump’s leadership the country is dying, ill, suffering, unemployed and divided.
It has been reported widely that the president of the United States has contracted COVID-19.
Toots Hibbert, one of reggae’s founding fathers and principal singer-songwriter of the band Toots and the Maytals, has passed away at 77 years old.