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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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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 »

If you’ve ever caught The Baylor Project at one of their bi-monthly shows at Smoke then you’re already familiar with the light effervescent quality of keep reading »

If, like many of us have, you’ve been awaiting drummer/composer/producer Nate Smith’s debut as a bandleader, you’re about to get some really great news. Kinfolk: keep reading »

We recently sat down with legendary producer, drummer and DJ Karriem Riggins to get the low-down on his involvement with Common‘s 11th studio album, Black keep reading »

Karriem Riggins is a legend. No two ways about it. Compile a list of your favorite hip-hop records, and chances are that he had a keep reading »

Unless you’ve been trying really hard, you’ve heard of at least one member of The West Coast Get Down. Kamasi Washington‘s breakout success with The keep reading »

The intersection between jazz and hip-hop has been home for many artists. Whether it’s producers digging through old records so they can flip a sample, keep reading »

Playing with modern heavyweights like Esperanza Spalding and Jamire Williams says a lot about what Corey King‘s peers think of his skill. Whether he’s sharing keep reading »

Vocalist Gaby Hernandez’ music has been accurately described as “a warm, nurturing hug.” It’s hard to pin down what about her songs makes them so keep reading »