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Matthew Stevens recently sat down with Life + Times to discuss Woodwork, his debut album as a leader. The Next Collective guitarist has worked with a slew of artists including Esperanza keep reading »

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I was fortunate enough to catch Jamison Ross perform alongside Melissa Aldana back in November at Dizzy’s for their Prestige Records tribute concert and legendary recording engineer Rudy keep reading »

I’m not one to call anything an instant classic. Sure, maybe as a joke on social media accounts– but on this site? Rarely. It’s difficult keep reading »

Few modern artists and composers stand out in the way that pianist Tigran Hamasyan does. His immediately recognizable style is so unique that there is keep reading »

Live For Live Music recently featured bassist Erick Coomes talking about his recent tour with Lettuce. The funk/soul-collective just wrapped up a huge winter tour that started on keep reading »

Only a handful of iconic venues from jazz history are still operating. The Village Vanguard is one of them. It has survived for 80 years, keep reading »

As stated previously, there are only a few things that can make us quit whatever we’re doing and focus completely on one thing. Melbourne-based band Hiatus Kaiyote dropping keep reading »

Most people familiar with SFJAZZ Collective anxiously await anything new from the group. Here’s a single from their upcoming release, recorded live in October 2014 keep reading »

Saxophonist Dayna Stephens‘ records as a leader receive high praise from everyone who hears them and, as a sideman, he is always in demand. He keep reading »

Is there anything out there by Mark de Clive-Lowe that isn’t amazing? From his One Take series where he does “That Minnie Break” (cookie points keep reading »

Robert Glasper is back to trio format! After notching a Grammy win for Black Radio back in 2013 and yet another Grammy this year for keep reading »