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  • Bray Jazz Festival 2018

    Bray Jazz Festival 2018

    From the hilltop vantage point the Atlantic lies veiled under a blanket of thick mist. Greystones, five miles to the right, birthplace of the great Christy Doran, peeks out, seemingly floating above the misty clouds like a Roger Dean gatefold. Away to the left, across rocky fields studded with yellow heather...

  • Matsuli Music: The Fight Against Forgetting

    Matsuli Music: The Fight Against Forgetting

    Now approaching a decade of operations, Matsuli Music has placed itself at the frontline of reissuing some of South Africa's most influential, important, and yet nevertheless now difficult-to-find albums in pursuit of its stated mission: "The Fight Against Forgetting."...

  • Linda Sikhakhane: Two Sides, One Mirror

    Linda Sikhakhane: Two Sides, One Mirror

    Though it has not received the level of press attention it warrants, South Africa's Jazz scene of the past decade has experienced an astonishing flourishing of artistry and development. While the scene lost some of its titans like Zim Ngqawana...

  • Jeff Duperon: Building a Jazz Bridge for Musicians and the Community

    Jeff Duperon: Building a Jazz Bridge for...

    As Jazz Bridge continues in its fourteenth year of lighting up the jazz scene in Philadelphia, Jeff Duperon is succeeding Suzanne Cloud as its Executive Director. Duperon, a New Orleans born and bred disc jockey and man about town, is revered in...

  • Indecent Heroes and All That Jazz

    Indecent Heroes and All That Jazz

    Bill Cosby's deserved fall from Grace, perhaps more than anyone else's—and there has been a dizzying final reckoning for a bunch of them—has really hit me. I've been trying to figure out why that is and it's not obvious. But I think it's partly about how the accusations against Chuck Close have been handled...

Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

Dawn

Yuko Togami
Dawn

Life Of

Steve Tibbetts
Life Of

Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun

Ben LaMar Gay
Downtown Castles...

Enso

Goran Kajfes...
Enso

Let Your Light Shine On

Nicola Conte
Let Your Light...

Dirt...And More Dirt

Henry Threadgill 14...
Dirt...And More Dirt

Long Story Short

Salvo Losappio
Long Story Short

Features | Articles

Interviews, columns, concert reviews, and more.

Track of the Day

Discover new jazz every day!

Coming Of Age

Richard Howell
Coming Of Age

Viata

Eamon Dilworth
Viata

Papa Lou's Love Cruise

Jeff Hackworth
Papa Lou's Love Cruise

Sililoquoy for Michael Brown

Idris Ackamoor & The...
Sililoquoy for Michael...

News

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Musician of the Day

Celebrating jazz birthdays every day.
Ramsey Lewis
Ramsey Lewis

Composer and pianist Ramsey Lewis has been referred to as “the great performer", a title reflecting his performance style and musical selections which display his early gospel playing and classical training... read more

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