Apr 23, 2014 — The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced recipients of its 2014 performing arts grants. Noted composers such as Roscoe Mitchell, Oliver Lake and Randy Weston received a first tier award.
Apr 20, 2014 — One of the world's best jazz drummers is also a singer-songwriter, session man for Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell and the son of a preacher man. It's all potently distilled for his band of over 15 years.
Apr 18, 2014 — Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are masters of irony and erudition. The pair perform their Steely Dan hit "Josie" and standards "Mood Indigo" and "Hesitation Blues."
Apr 18, 2014 — Metal superstar Robert Trujillo never spoke with the late Jaco Pastorius. But Trujillo is funding a film and a new compilation of demo recordings from his personal bass guitar hero.
Apr 17, 2014 — At the KC Jazz Club, Moran sets up two tunes with pre-produced sound montages, including a unique take on "Honeysuckle Rose." Hear Moran's long-running Bandwagon trio play Washington, D.C.
Apr 15, 2014 — Longtime friends and collaborators Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the numerous performing artists, ensembles and recordings awarded for achievement in the year 2013.
Apr 11, 2014 — Cape Cod's "First Lady of Jazz" performs a medley of tunes by Fats Waller, her stride-piano mentor, in this session from 1983.
Apr 11, 2014 — The singer performs two of Billie Holiday's signature songs, "Loverman" and "God Bless the Child," and discusses the haunting experience of portraying Holiday onstage.
Apr 11, 2014 — Structured and free, sonic and rhythmic, poems and jazz music seem like natural partners. For National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, here are some notable collisions between the two.
Apr 10, 2014 — Recorded live at The Blue Whale in Los Angeles, the Grammy-winning pianist and his quartet make psychic connections to Freddie Hubbard via "Bolivia."