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Donald Byrd, maven of jazz, hard bop and beyond, dies at 80

Donald Bryd, a trumpeter, composer and educator who took the jazz tradition on an exciting...

Stars ready for Dara tribute

Olu Dara's eclectic music is as varied as the all-star cast of friends and musicians...

Sista's Place, Bartlett Jr. performs, 2013 Jazz Masters

Sista's Place, one of the most swinging little jazz clubs in the city, located in...

Winter Jazzfest, no limits

The 2013 NYC Winter Jazzfest is now. It's in the moment, raging with improvisational excitement...

Dave Valentin benefit, Ella celebrated, Harlem Jazz Shrines Fest

Dave Valentin is a Grammy Award-winning flutist who bridges the gap between Latin and jazz...

Jazz Shrines Fest, ALJO, Great Night in Harlem

The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival continues its shower of eclectic swinging vocalists and musicians. On...

Jazz giant Dave Brubeck dies at 91

Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who led the West Coast school of cool jazz and...

New Year's Eve happenings, Bang documentary

In Gotham, parties are a way of life, but on New Year's Eve, attending a...

Miguel's 'Adorn' was the jam of summer 2012, right?

At any moment, the chill of December will settle in, and the 20-degree days that...

Ted Curson, international jazz trumpeter, dies at 77

Ted Curson, a Montclair, N.J.-based trumpeter who gained international fame as a free jazz contributor...

Amel Larrieux, 'Sleep Song,' Mickey Bass at Sista's

Amel Larrieux is a cult songstress who was often presented as an R&B soul vocalist....

Benefit NJMH, Cape May Fest, Abyssinian Jazz Vespers

To carry on its many projects that promote jazz to Harlem and beyond, the National...

Blue Ark, Manhattan School of Music celebrates GHCC

Amiri and Amina Baraka with Blue Ark: The Word Ship will set sail on Oct....

The Jass Syncopators, Monk exhibition

The Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopators, who always play their...

Cuba Gooding Sr. and the test of time

The strings and keyboards on "Happiness is Just Around the Bend" are memorable on that...