Stealth Isolation: Quarantine review—Drake’s ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’

This quarantine has been the great equalizer of the human experience.

Valeisha Butterfield Jones named Recording Academy’s first diversity & inclusion officer

Valeisha Butterfield Jones, a leader, a global influencer, and culture shifter has been named the Recording Academy’s first Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.

Chuck D: ‘There’s a Poison Going On’

It turns out the social media beef between Public Enemy icons Chuck D and Flavor Flav was a hoax.

Stealth Isolation Series: 5 new futuristic albums to listen to

Our culture is experiencing the presence of an unprecedented global pandemic. In order to slow the spread of the menacing COVID-19 illness, people all over the world are being told to practice social distancing and self isolation as a proactive ...

Apollo Theater's 'Amateur Night' to hold auditions online

For the first time in its 86-year history, the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night auditions will be conducted exclusively through online submissions, as the nonprofit fills the coveted slots for the summer and fall 2020-21 season.

Angelique Kidjo in last of Carnegie Hall concert series March 14th

There are few who can match Kidjo’s vivacity, beauty, and spirit onstage and off. The Grammy-winning songstress continues to wow audiences with her bold and daring takes on music of all genres including Caribbean, jazz, and Latin.

Remembering McCoy Tyner Jazz

On Saturday, March 14 from 8:30 p.m. to midnight, piano master Denton Darien, saxophone/vocalist John Satchmo Mannan, Alvin Ellington Flythe on tenor sax and many others will celebrate the music and contributions of piano great McCoy Tyne

Fafa Ruffino of Les Amazones d’Afrique talks new album, global women’s rights

Les Amazones d’Afrique is an international collective of women and female identified singers who are coming together to spread awareness of violence and abuse against women in Africa and all over the world.

Jazz Vesper at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights

The First Baptist Church of Crown Heights hosted its Annual Jazz and Poetry Evening on Feb. 27 as part of its Black History Month celebration.

March Is Music 2020 concert series

March Is Music (MIM) at Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater—let the music play on!

Nona Hendryx presents Afrofuturism at the Met Feb., 29

Nona Hendrix, the iconic performer, vocalist, actress and former member of Labelle, is continuing her work as Harlem Stage’s artistic director for the year-long initiative and exploration of Afrofuturism.

Bell Biv DeVoe to perform for their 30th anniversary at the Prudential Center

90’s R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe, also known as BBD will take the Prudential Center stage in Newark New Jersey February 14.

Janet Jackson will take 'Black Diamond' tour across the US this summer

Janet Jackson is going on tour and releasing a new album this year.

Saint Lucia Jazz Fest, in collab with Jazz at Lincoln Center, promises return to pure jazz

Things have come full circle for the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. Twenty-eight years ago, Wynton Marsalis performed at the first annual Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.

See all the biggest winners at the 2020 Grammy Awards

Lizzo and Billie Eilish have won their first career Grammys.