The Wynton Marsalis Septet was a hot holiday ticket in town. Marsalis was playing at Dizzy’s Club Coca–Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center) for two weeks, including New Year’s Eve.
While Coltrane passed away on July 17, 1967, his music continues to influence generations of musicians and listeners.
On Dec. 21, Harris and the Harlem Night Songs Big Band will take the audiences of Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Ave., 125th and 126th streets) on an adventurous musical journey that stretches to the outer limits of jazz.
Jazz events around the city
Harlem, known in some circles as “the Black cultural capital of the world,” is consistently losing its Black flair and cultural identity to the giant bites of gentrification
Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn remain one of the most significant collaborative teams in jazz history. Billy Strayhorn Orchestra and the Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival
Ronald Shannon Jackson, one of the most influential avante-garde drummers of the 20th century
There are two facts regarding Billie Holiday: She is the most controversial singer in the history of jazz; and she remains the best jazz and blues singer to ever walk across a stage. Today, the only way to comprehend the ...
Sun Ra, the first musician to infuse a cosmic philosophy into his free jazz and world music, will turn 100 this year. In honor of the event, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room will host “Sun Ra Turns 100: Sun ...
The Steve Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet, Ray Charles and Michele Rosewoman coming to New York
In Harlem, it seems more restaurants are flirting with jazz on a somewhat regular basis. The Phil Young Experience and “The Jazz Masters in Harlem” were so good last month that they will return to Dinosaur BBQ (300 W. 125th ...
On Sept. 17, the Joe Locke Group, featuring pianist Ryan Cohan, bassist David Finck, drummer Jaimeo Brown and special guest vocalist Kenny Washington, will hit the stage for one night at 54 Below (254 W. 54th St.).
The summer is over that quickly. It makes one contemplate relocating to Florida or California for perpetual sunlight, but then what happens to all that music that only New York City can offer?
The death of Sathima Bea Benjamin on Aug. 20 was mourned in both the U.S. and her homeland of South Africa. The 76-year-old vocalist and composer died in Cape Town, South Africa, and was buried there on Aug. 21, according ...
The writing of any obituary is done with a heavy heart, but it becomes an even more heartbreaking task in a case like last week, when four big deal contributors to jazz passed away in a three-day period.