Can a jazz guitarist grow up idolizing Stevie Ray Vaughan? That may be a question for the purists in considering “Golden Age,” the debut album from Nir Felder, who took up guitar at age 13 and still plays the $250 Stratocaster he bought with the blues-rock legend in mind.
Sterling solos sparkle in 'Gathering Call' by Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski
Reporter's Notebook: The jazz vocalist category features rising singers Gregory Porter and Cécile McLorin Salvant, whose presence reflects a welcome burst of new energy.
The buddy comedy "Ride Along" drove to the top of the box office rankings Friday, earning an estimated $14.5 million.
The Afghanistan war movie "Lone Survivor" soared past its competition Friday, taking in an estimated $14 million in its first day of wide release.
A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows that lie ahead:
Coming out of a holiday season led by the festive "Frozen" and a "Hobbit" sequel, the low-budget "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" is staking a claim for big-screen chills as the new year gets underway.
London vocalist Sam Smith, L.A. singer-songwriter Kelela, European jazz vocalist Zara McFarlane and L.A.-via-Houston rapper-producer Travi$ Scott.