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NPR Tiny Desk Concerts aren’t shy about showcasing jazz musicians. A slew of artists from Ben Williams, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Chick Corea, Christian Scott, keep reading »

The last time we caught up with saxophonist Logan Richardson was back in 2013 prior to the release of NEXT Collective‘s critically-acclaimed release, Cover Art. keep reading »

Vocalist and bandleader José James has done, if not everything, then at least a little of everything. His albums span genres, his smooth, rich baritone 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 »

Blue Note Records President Don Was best described vocalist José James: “He’s got his own vision, he’s got his own point of view, [and] he’s got keep reading »

Videos of Jason Moran rocking a huge papier-maché mask of the legendary Fats Waller on-stage have been surfacing online for over a year now. Similar videos of Meshell keep reading »

It’s always nice to hear notable artists geek out about their influences. Pianists Robert Glasper and Jason Moran sat down with WBGO’s Josh Jackson to keep reading »

Blue Note Records is 75 years old. To see how far it’s come, you don’t have to just look at the unparalleled catalog of timeless keep reading »

The Fats Waller Dance Party returns July 28th for a free concert at Annunciation Park on W. 135th and Amsterdam in Harlem. Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello will be bringing their concept-concert back for a second year with more guests including a 5-piece band, a dance installation by Maija Garcia/Organic Magnetics, and opening acts including Amma Whatt, KimberlyNichole & Urban Word NYC as well as the I Love Vinyl DJ’s (Amir, Ge-ology, OP!, Scribe & Jon Oliver).

Filmmakers Gregg Conde and Radiclani Clytus are currently in the process of making a documentary film about the evolution of jazz and hip-hop as portrayed through the artistic collaborations of Jason Moran. For the past year and a half, the filmmakers have been financing the film themselves. Now they are looking for help from the community to fund the next two years which will conclude filming as well as post-production. Check out the excerpt below and then go to their Kickstarter page to help out: