Toast Of The Nation
Jan 6, 2014 — Much as families reunite for holidays, Jazz at Lincoln Center's artistic director convened his own reunion of sorts at the end of the year. His working band of the '90s came together to ring in 2014.
Jan 1, 2014 — The vocal gymnast comes from a musical family — his father was the first African American man to sing at the Metropolitan opera. He sings his own takes on spirituals and then some — with his daughter.
Jan 1, 2014 — A 24-year-old with a taste for finely aged songs, the vocalist was one of the breakout jazz stars of 2013. Accompanied by pianist Aaron Diehl's trio, she performs at the Mary Lou Williams Festival.
Jan 1, 2014 — A Jazz Messenger, a Young Lion, a New Orleans torchbearer, a mentor for new talent: when leading bands, the "King of Nouveau Swing" merges all that and more.
Jan 1, 2014 — The Cuban-born reedman has made a career out of crossing genres. So Chicago's Latino Music Festival invited him to perform with jazz and classical musicians, and the Festival's director gets involved.
Jan 1, 2014 — Every month, the Colorado-born sextet of over 20 years gathers from far and wide at the Denver club Dazzle. This particular month, Convergence welcomed a special guest on the Hammond B-3 organ.
Jan 2, 2013 — An impromptu bongo beat became a full-on tribute to James Brown, and suddenly a band had a new repertoire. A powerful and versatile vocalist, Alexander and her ensemble honor the Godfather of Soul.
Jan 2, 2013 — The legendary trumpeter was in good spirits and excellent form as 1989 became 1990. In this archival Toast of the Nation concert, he leads a band in a program of favorites.
Jan 2, 2013 — The electric guitarist left college about 40 years ago, and judging from the success of his career, it wasn't a bad decision. Berklee welcomes Scofield back to perform new tunes and old repertoire.
May 30, 2012 — In his native Puerto Rico, a jazz drummer found that his friends could all get down to Fela Kuti. So in New York, Cole assembled an 11-piece band to locate the African heart of Caribbean party music.