Dec 10, 2013 — One's seen the world with countless jazz, country and other artists. He'll be releasing his new album on a new label owned by his big brother and fellow percussionist. The Shreveport, La. siblings talk growing up together and the lessons of gospel master Brady Blade Sr.
Nov 12, 2013 — It'll take at least three guys to move Larry Goldings' instrument of choice into a basement jazz club. But it also lets the keyboardist explore all his control freak tendencies. He explains the appeal of the legendary electric organ, a staple of gospel and soul music.
Oct 9, 2013 — Growing up in Chile, Melissa Aldana insisted on playing in clubs and transcribed solos like mad — as her father did before her. Now, at 24, she's won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition for young musicians, and her youthful dedication is beginning to pay off.
Oct 1, 2013 — It's vanilla, but that's not really the point. In a short interview, the saxophonist explains why his band returns to a certain palate-cleansing, dairy-titled tune so often — and discusses his connection to its composer, trumpeter and long-time collaborator Ralph Alessi.
Sep 29, 2013 — When Brandon Bain started singing in New York jazz clubs, he knew he wanted to capture the scene on video. Against 10,000-to-1 odds, he found the means to do it. His web series Capsulocity now features impromptu performances of top young talent generating a bit of unscripted fun.
Sep 24, 2013 — In the 1980s, pianist Michele Rosewoman and drummer Francisco Mora-Catlett started independently pursuing a mixture of Afro-Caribbean mysticism and avant-garde jazz. Thirty years later, they've finally recorded their otherworldly large ensembles.
Sep 17, 2013 — The 24-year-old tenor sax player is the first female instrumentalist to take home the annual prize for young musicians. Raised in Chile and based in New York, Aldana beat out friends Tivon Pennicott and Godwin Louis for first-place honors, worth a $25,000 scholarship and a recording contract.
Sep 10, 2013 — Before he was the drummer for The Bad Plus, King developed a strong work ethic — or maybe not — doing various forms of menial labor in the Midwest. He speaks on telemarketing, Orange Julius, and how it applies (or doesn't) to his own bands.
Aug 5, 2013 — See Michel Camilo's stomping Oxfords and Esperanza Spalding's vibrating bass in pixel portraits.
Aug 4, 2013 — See Marcus Miller's Bruce Lee action figure, Wayne Shorter's birthday set and more from Newport.