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  • 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...

  • Jazz Ambassadors: Representing A Segregated America During The Cold War

    Jazz Ambassadors: Representing A Segregated...

    Here, long overdue, is a comprehensive documentary about the legendary jazz musicians in the 1950s who served as "cultural ambassadors" under the aegis of the U.S. State Department, touring Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Soviet Union. The film comes sixty years...

  • Vuma Levin: Musical Painting

    Vuma Levin: Musical Painting

    South African guitarist and composer Vuma Levin has been receiving significant accolades in local and international circles, and it's easy to see why. A thoughtful, intelligent improviser and bandleader, Levin is also a highly thought-provoking composer, one intent on exploring...

Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

Dirt...And More Dirt

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

Brother Raymond

Jean Toussaint...
Brother Raymond

Frescalalto

Lee Konitz
Frescalalto

Motion

The Hughes Smith...
Motion

El Duende

Diogo Vida
El Duende

Walk The Walk

Eric Siereveld's...
Walk The Walk

Vol II

Jonathan Greenstein
Vol II

Months, Weeks and Days

Yoni Kretzmer's New...
Months, Weeks and...

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Track of the Day

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Budapest

Robi Botos
Budapest

Maxwell's House

Shawn Maxwell
Maxwell's House

How's Up There?

Bongwool Lee
How's Up There?

Down and Out

Hildegard Beister
Down and Out

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Musician of the Day

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Sun Ra
Sun Ra

Eclectic, outrageous, sometimes mystifying but always imbued with a powerful jazz consciousness, the music of Sun Ra has withstood its skeptics and detractors for nearly three generations. And well it... read more

Jazz Near You

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May22Tue 8:00 PM
AJ Croce
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
May22Tue 10:00 PM
AJ Croce
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
May22Tue 7:30 PM
B-CC HS Jazz Ensemble and the MCPS Faculty Big...
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
Bethesda, MD
May23Wed 8:00 PM
Joe Vetter Quartet
Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
May23Wed 10:00 PM
Joe Vetter Quartet
Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
May23Wed 8:00 PM
Miller Micheal
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
May23Wed 10:00 PM
Miller Micheal
Blues Alley
Washington, DC