| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:09 PM
So much of contemporary jazz has to do with balancing invention and reinvention, figuring out what remains relevant and generative about trends from the last fifty years while developing new systems that, if they don't necessarily push the genre forward,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:16 AM
There’s more to the story of Jaimoe, the drummer formerly known as Jai Johanny Johanson (or “Johnie,” as his parents called him), than his long-standing affiliation with the Allman Brothers Band. Years before his fateful run-in with...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The jazz world is a network of relationships, between musicians, recordings, traditions and eras, an insular universe where name-dropping is shorthand for a sound, not a way to brag about playing experiences or records you’ve studied.
| May 4, 2012
Sunday, May 6
Lecture The Columbia Jewish Congregation Adult Education Committee presents Dr. Carolivia
Herron speaking on "Out of Africa: Jewish Stories From Ethiopia And Zimbabwe" at 9:30 a.m. at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road in...
| May 23, 2012
| 5:35 AM
May 26 – 31, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
In Denis Johnson's 1985 post-apocalyptic novel Fiskadoro, the world has experienced a catastrophic nuclear event, and pockets of civilization fashion a...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Drummer Jack DeJohnette is having a very good year.
In January, he received a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, widely considered the country's highest jazz honor. Subsequent accolades from the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in February and...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:53 PM
Wild Belle – built on the brother-sister duo of Elliot and Natalie Bergman -- has had quite a year so far. The band released a breezily enchanting single, “Keep You”; shopped a self-financed, self-produced album that attracted...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 7:42 AM
Afro-Cuban music enjoys an evolutionary advantage over the rest of the jazz world. Like other points on the spectrum, it changes and grows over time, gaining in harmonic and formal complexity as it expands to incorporate a wide range of contemporary...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Having a couple of monster hits early in your career can certainly pigeonhole you as a recording artist. But it can also pay for a lot of future evil.
Take '70s rock icon Edgar Winter, for example. In 1973, the Beaumont, Texas-based multi-instrumentalist...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Stanley Jordan pauses briefly when asked to describe the Stanley Jordan Trio’s sound.
“Oh boy,” he says. “Well, you know, I think it’s mostly jazz music but with a rock energy. We have a lot of fun. It’s a little bit...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane has developed into such a distinctive voice that expectations ran high for his return to the Jazz Showcase. All the more because of his important work on his recent Blue Note Records debut, "Spirit Fiction," which showed Coltrane...