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May 27, 2020
Author Murakami DJs 'Stay Home' radio show to lift spirits
Acclaimed Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show from home, painted a brighter side of the world ...
May 26, 2020
Jimmy Cobb, 'Kind of Blue' drummer for Miles Davis, dies
Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which ...
May 22, 2020
Jazz competition for high school students goes virtual
The coronavirus pandemic has altered the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, but it ...
May 19, 2020
Donation brings a bit of Mardi Gras to hospital workers
Emily Bauman is a believer in the power of music. So when she got her stimulus check, she put that power to work -- for New ...
May 06, 2020
Netflix drama 'The Eddy' explores jazz via multiracial Paris
Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis wandered along the Seine and felt free. Louis Armstrong sought refuge from the Jim Crow American ...
May 04, 2020
Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 10-16
Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 10-16: May 10: Singer Henry Fambrough of The Spinners is 82. Actor David Clennon ...
May 01, 2020
New Orleans musicians find way to soothe the city with music
On Saturday afternoons, pianist Harry Mayronne wheels a piano onto the front porch of the home of jazz singer Anais St.
April 29, 2020
Virus leaves New York City artists in a 'tailspin'
Dancer and choreographer Netta Yerushalmy has built a career in movement and community. Both are gone now. Her world is ...
April 16, 2020
Louis Armstrong org starts COVID-19 fund for jazz musicians
The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation has launched a $1 million emergency fund to support freelance New York City-area ...
April 03, 2020
Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus
Jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94.
April 02, 2020
Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85; COVID involved
Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday from pneumonia ...
April 01, 2020
Review: Saxman Jimmy Greene's album is spirited, spiritual
Jimmy Greene, "While Looking Up" (Mack Avenue) Change is a constant on jazz saxman Jimmy Greene's new album, “While Looking ...
March 21, 2020
Crossover country superstar Kenny Rogers dies at 81
Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” ...
March 08, 2020
McCoy Tyner, iconic and influential jazz pianist, dies
McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has ...
February 18, 2020
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 23-29
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Feb. 23-29 Feb. 23: Steel guitarist Rusty Young of Poco is 74. Actress Patricia ...
February 11, 2020
Review: On the rebound, Madeira finds the power in healing
Phil Madeira, “Open Heart” (Mercyland Records) The final song on Phil Madeira’s new album is “Monk,” as in Thelonious, and ...
January 26, 2020
Margo Lion, Broadway producer of "Hairspray," dead at 75
Broadway producer Margo Lion, who helped bring the Tony Award-winning musicals “Jelly's Last Jam” and “Hairspray” to the ...
January 20, 2020
Jazz composer and saxophone player Jimmy Heath dies at 93
Jimmy Heath, a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and composer who performed with such greats as Miles Davis and John Coltrane ...
January 16, 2020
Lizzo, The Who, Foo Fighters among 2020 Jazz Fest top acts
The Who, Stevie Nicks and Foo Fighters will join Lizzo, Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, The Avett Brothers and Elvis Costello ...
January 13, 2020
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25 Jan. 19: Actress Tippi Hedren is 90. Director Richard Lester (“A Hard Day’s ...
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