Lost Coltrane set for release after 55 years

The word is out: a lost John Coltrane album has been recovered and is set for release June 29 by Impulse! Records.

Jazz Notes: Vision Fest, Mickey Bass, children’s jazz book

For 23 years, the Vision Festival has been the mecca where enthusiasts gather to salute avant-garde’s future, present and past.

Jazz Notes: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Black films, VTY jazz, Schomburg, Franco

Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone (2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) were the unapologetic revolutionary voices of the people of South Africa and America, both on and off the stage.

Olamide rocks Amazura Concert Hall

This past Friday Nigerian sensation Olamide performed at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York. The jam-packed venue was full with excited Afro-beats listeners. Not only were there Nigerians in the audience, but listeners from the other 53 countries ...

Music festivals in the A

It just wouldn’t be summer without music festivals. The idea of listening to good, live music while enjoying the outdoors and sipping on a cool libation is what summer is all about.

Jazz Notes: ‘JAZZLAND,’ Winard Harper, ‘Beyond the Notes’

When young people and jazz come together, one can be assured it’s going to be a joyous fun-filled coaster ride.

To pimp a Pulitzer: Lamar first pop artist to pull prestigious prize

April 16, 2018, the music of rapper Kendrick Lamar Duckworth went down in the pages of posterity in a blaze of glory when the artist became the first pop star to win the prominent Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Young Black cellist being featured at British Royal Wedding

The Kensington Palace has announced that 19-year old cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, is on the list of artists scheduled to perform at the upcoming May 19th royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

‘Festival of Praise’ a showstopper at Lehman Center April 29

Take 6 join fellow performers Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune and Pastor Charles Jenkins at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, N.Y., Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m.

Navigating Coachella

Going to Coachella is totally doable. It just takes a lot of planning on the front-end.

Jazz Notes: Allan Harris, Celebrate Kirk, Jazz Day, B.B. King’s closing

The New York City-born vocalist and composer Allan Harris inherited a hip jazz cat street suaveness that simmers in every song he sets in motion.

Nina Simone inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On April 14, irreplaceable soul singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone was inducted into the 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Bon Jovi Reunites, The Cars and Dire Straits.

Steppin’ out with Step Afrika!

This Saturday, Step Afrika! returns to New York, bringing its electrifying performance of steppin’.


This past weekend, I stood in a crowd of nearly 100,000 people in a desert two hours southeast of Los Angeles and witnessed Beyoncé claim her throne as the greatest entertainer of our generation.