• Jamil Sheriff: Helping shape a brave new jazz world

    Jamil Sheriff: Helping shape a brave new jazz...

    Jamil Sheriff is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator. About 20 years after finishing studies in Leeds College of Music, the pianist became the head of the jazz department in the same institution...

  • Laura Jurd: Big Footprints

    Laura Jurd: Big Footprints

    Every few years a band appears that injects a welcome shot of adrenaline into the jazz mainstream, exciting media, promoters and fans alike--the Neil Cowley Trio, Phronesis, GoGo Penguin and Snarky Puppy...

  • Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 2

    Jazz Education: The Next Generation, Part 2

    Part 1 of Jazz Education: The Next Generation explored how the early days of music and—specifically—jazz music was approached through various channels of formal education. The long, arduous process of...

  • Rick Mandyck: The Return From Now

    Rick Mandyck: The Return From Now

    It was a cold Tuesday evening the last week of December. 2016 was mercifully coming to a close, this evening, a final chorus of a long blues blown soulfully, and mournfully into the night. I sat at the bar...

  • "Desafinado" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça and Jon Hendricks

    "Desafinado" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton...

    There has been a healthy dose of Latin songs that have made their way into the Great American Songbook—after all—Central America and South America are every bit as "American" as the United States...

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Acceptance

Marcello Pellitteri
Acceptance

The Wild

Rich Halley/Carson...
The Wild

This Is Nate Najar

Nate Najar
This Is Nate Najar

Joy Comes Back

Ruthie Foster
Joy Comes Back

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The 99 Percent

Noah Preminger
The 99 Percent

One Day Soon

Oscar Hernandez
One Day Soon

A Ramble

Ben Cohen
A Ramble

Rhythm Or Rhyme

Sam Friend
Rhythm Or Rhyme

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