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Despite being only 27 years old, Christian Sands already has a firm grip of the history of jazz piano. Not only can he articulate the keep reading »

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There’s a reason there aren’t many artists making records in the power trio format: it seemed to reach its peak shortly after its creation. For keep reading »

Every so often a musician comes along who contributes to the music they play, even as a sideman, in a way that helps define a keep reading »

Making a record is no small task. From starting with ideas in your head, composing rough drafts, tracking the parts in the studio, to post-production keep reading »

Armed with one of the baddest configurations of horn players and percussionist from New Orleans, Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band is back with their fifth keep reading »

Recently, Michelle Mercer’s article in NPR, “Sexism From Two Leading Jazz Artists Draws Anger—And Presents An Opportunity,” highlighted longstanding issues in jazz as a male-dominated keep reading »

Released on March 24, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown‘s latest full-length album The Mood showcases the trumpeter, producer, composer, and emcee flexing his muscles in an 11-track keep reading »

An undeniable virtuoso, guitarist Matthew Stevens is in high demand as a sideman. Most recently he was an integral part of the sound of Esperanza keep reading »

Among guitarists of his generation, Kurt Rosenwinkel sets the standard in more ways than one. His virtuosity and facility on his instrument aside, he’s always keep reading »

Saxophonist Marcus Strickland is back with the premiere of “Alive,” ahead of his March 16th SXSW debut at The Elephant Room. Featuring Jean Baylor on keep reading »

GRAMMY Award-winning pianist, producer, and composer Robert Glasper wears yet another hat as the creative and musical director for The Apollo Theater Presents AFROPUNK’s Unapologetically keep reading »