The Jazz Foundation of America’s annual fundraiser held at the Apollo Theater (253 W. 125th St.) is one of the most varied musical events in Harlem.
Cecil Taylor, the pianist whose music was an intentional sound of revolutionary freedom, died April 5 at his home in Brooklyn. He was 89.
The 2018 Uncharted Concert Series, now running through May 12, is one of those unique jazz experiences multilayered with an assortment of possibilities to be explored.
St. Nick’s Pub had been a resounding jazz voice since its 1940 inception. It was known as Luckey’s Rendezvous, owned by Charles Luckeyeth Roberts, a pianist, composer and band leader.
When it comes to expressing the sounds of jazz as it relates to the African Diaspora, no one is more capable than the pianist and composer Randy Weston.
If music were mandatory, everyone would be required to listen to Henry Threadgill’s music at least once or see him perform live.
With my friend and colleague, and this paper’s eminent jazz authority, incapacitated the past several weeks, he has permitted me to substitute for him temporarily.
Voza Rivers and Jamal Joseph of the New Heritage Theatre Group will be the first honorees of the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Hall of Fame in recognition of their illustrious history and the center’s 10th anniversary celebration, Oct. 6, ...
Now through Oct. 1 Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival is in full effect.
At a point in jazz history, the Bronx was an enduring hard-bop borough, where that sound of hipness was the order of the day, and many musicians called it home.
It is a big deal when the arranger, composer and trumpeter Donald Byrd, a native of Detroit, is so loved and respected in New York that a street is named in his honor.
Hearing of Dick Gregory’s death on Aug. 19 was a real shocker. And pondering the fact that he was a vegetarian and so aware of living healthy, it just seemed impossible he would leave us at the age of 84.
Billy Hart is a stalwart drummer whose reputation is as noteworthy as a luminous full moon.
Jazzmobile’s Summerjazz fest, Great Jazz on the Great Hill, in Central Park, Aug. 5, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., is a rainbow jazz combustion.
Dizzy Gillespie was known for his high notes that reached into the stratosphere. No other trumpeter came near those stratospheric notes until the young Jon Faddis, who idolized Dizzy, came on the scene.