Live At The Village Vanguard
Dec 10, 2013 — One of the world's great percussionists leads a band driven by decades-long friendships, emotionally resonant anthems and flying drumsticks. With a new album on the way, the Fellowship reunites in New York for a week. Watch a live webcast on Dec. 10.
Nov 13, 2013 — When their busy schedules align, the three jazz sidemen come together as a trio. Their format isn't earth-shatteringly new — it's built on classic sonorities in which Hammond B3 organ meets electric guitar — but after nearly 25 years as a band, their rapport is. Hear a live concert.
Oct 2, 2013 — After releasing his latest album, last year's Spirit Fiction, the saxophonist put his decade-old quartet on hiatus. He now takes a new group into a venue haunted by the ghosts of his parents, who also presented a new band there nearly 50 years ago. Hear a live concert.
Sep 11, 2013 — Known for experimentation, The Bad Plus' drummer performs more conventional modern jazz on the side, as he showed on 2012's I've Been Ringing You. With two underground rhythm-section guys from the Upper Midwest, he travels to New York for a week at one of the city's most prestigious clubs.
Aug 21, 2013 — The drummer is 84 — he's been around the jazz scene for a while. But he's been more than around: He was the drummer on Miles Davis' late-'50s and early-'60s masterpieces. These days, he's still touring the world, leading bands like this international quartet. Hear a live performance.
Jun 5, 2013 — Among jazz musicians, especially in New York City, Kenny Barron is considered an institution. So it's fitting that the pianist gets to celebrate his 70th birthday at another New York jazz institution. Here, Barron demonstrates his ebullient clarity in a live video webcast.
May 15, 2013 — Ever since he started becoming one of the best alto saxophone players in the world, Zenón has drawn from his upbringing in Puerto Rico. But, like many Puerto Ricans, Zenón lives in New York — where his quartet of 10 years has finally been invited to play the Vanguard. It presents new music in concert.
Apr 10, 2013 — With his ever-changing Fairgrounds band, the drummer gets to mix and match his favorite musicians. And when you've been tapped to play drums for Chick Corea, Ray Charles and Brad Mehldau, you get to know a lot of musicians. Ballard and a multi-generational band play live in New York.
Mar 27, 2013 — At 66, the jazz trumpeter is as busy as ever: His current band has released five excellent albums since 2007 alone. His new, piano-less project provides further testament to his prolific composing. Harrell presents new music live at the venerable New York jazz institution.
Feb 6, 2013 — The history of jazz is often told as a sequence of epic heroes, legends whose careers proceed from one great accomplishment to another. Coincidentally, one widely admired saxophonist has been reading Homer lately. Potter presents his new Odyssey-inspired suite The Sirens in concert.