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It was just last week that pianist James Francies thrilled the thousands that gathered in Central Park to take part in Igmar Thomas‘s A Journey Through keep reading »

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Saxophonist Charlie Parker, best known as “Bird” (short for “Yardbird”) is universally celebrated for single-handedly inventing bebop and bringing jazz into the modern era. Born keep reading »

West-coast readers who missed the first two of Mark de Clive-Lowe’s LA Summer Sessions have one more chance to catch the multi-talented pianist/producer’s summer party keep reading »

The Nth Power is well-known for their grooving funk-driven sound. This so-called “supergroup” (via Okayplayer) is a collection of some of the most talented backing keep reading »

Coming up Thursday June 16th, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cory Henry will play Highline Ballroom alongside his band, the Funk Apostles. Henry has played with some of keep reading »

Bassist Mark Kelley grew up in a sea of music. Straight out of college, it served him well – he immediately landed a gig playing keep reading »

On June 12th, drummer Makaya McCraven will headline the International Anthem Summer Showcase at (le) Poisson Rouge. Fresh off their performance at this summer’s DC Jazz Fest, keep reading »

Igmar Thomas and the Revive Big Band return once more to Ginny’s Supper Club this weekend, on Saturday, Jan. 23rd for the band’s first performance keep reading »

Join saxophonist and composer Jonathan Greenstein at Rockwood Music Hall in celebration of his forthcoming album Vol. 1, which is to be released Jan. 29th keep reading »

The New York Times calls trumpeter/bandleader Etienne Charles an auteur who is “one of [jazz’s] more ambitious soloists and composers,” JazzTimes applauds him as a “daring improviser” and DownBeat celebrates his tone as “melodically captivating” and “rhythmically agile” that makes his music “immediately pleasing.” After three impressive and well-received albums for his own Culture Shock Music imprint, Charles has garnered a welcomed response to his Caribbean roots-informed jazz. His latest album, Creole Soul—his most accomplished recording so far in his young career—is infused with Charles’ ebullient and intimate artistry.

On June 25th SHAOLIN JAZZ, a boutique music project in which a cappellas of rappers from legendary rap group – Wu-Tang Clan – were artfully blended with hand-picked jazz instrumentals and samples will go on to the next level of its evolution; a live performance of the music at the legendary Blues Alley Jazz Club in Washington, DC, co-presented by Revive Music.