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  • Who Needs Monk?

    Who Needs Monk?

    2017 is Thelonious Monk's hundredth anniversary year and as good a time as any to ask whether he has anything to teach young, ambitious, up-and-coming jazz musicians today. Monk's recordings still...

  • Julian Priester: Reflections in Positivity

    Julian Priester: Reflections in Positivity

    My task for the day was to interview legendary trombonist/composer, and jazz icon, Julian Priester. We had met a few times over my 35 years of frequenting the jazz scene in Seattle, coinciding with...

  • BAN BAM: Talking Music

    BAN BAM: Talking Music

    Regular goers to jazz/improvised music gigs and festivals might have clocked the fact that those on stage tend to be predominantly male--a mirror, more often than not, of the make-up of the audience...

  • 36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

    36th International Tampere Jazz Happening

    They were the winner of this year's Europe Jazz Network (EJN) Award for Adventurous Programming. Receiving the award at April's jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Tampere Jazz Happening and Artistic Director...

  • "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser

    "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser

    A host of seasonal songs may be categorized correctly as standards, and this well-known piece is no exception. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" is particularly noteworthy in that, in North America...


Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.


David Stackenäs

Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns

Deanna Witkowski
Makes the Heart to...

Song of No Regrets

Eric Alexander
Song of No Regrets

Sounding Tears

Mat Maneri
Sounding Tears

Best Of 2017 | Holiday | Articles

Interviews, columns, concert reviews, and more.


Timely announcements from the industry.

Musician of the Day

Celebrating jazz birthdays every day.
James Booker
James Booker

The Piano Prince. As a piano player from New Orleans, he has no peers,though there is legion of those who have tried to imitate, duplicate and emulate his phenomenal approach on the keys. James... read more

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