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  • Terence Blanchard: Music, Social Justice and Raising Awareness About Violence Against Black People

    Terence Blanchard: Music, Social Justice and...

    A few years ago, I was applauding as the cast of Motown was taking their bows on Broadway when I recognized a mother's face sitting across my row. Without question or trepidation, I felt compelled to...

  • Detroit Jazz Festival 2018

    Detroit Jazz Festival 2018

    Over the course of its 39 year history, the largest free jazz festival in North America has seen its shares of up and downs. It once swelled to a five-day event starting on the Thursday evening before Labor Day and there was even a time when...

  • 12 Points 2018

    12 Points 2018

    Returning to its spiritual home of Dublin after back-to-back editions in San Sebastian and Aarhus, 12 Points 2018 marks one of the highpoints of the Irish musical year. Its appeal lies not just in...

  • Linda May Han Oh: Talent and Dedication

    Linda May Han Oh: Talent and Dedication

    Over the past decade, bassist Linda May Han Oh has been hailed as one of the most gifted bassists, bandleaders and composers of her generation. She is a virtuoso who can swing hard while keeping instrumental grace and precision...

  • Meet Homer Schaaf

    Meet Homer Schaaf

    Like several Super Fans before him, Homer Schaaf was brought to our attention by jazz musicians who appreciate his ubiquitous presence at the New York City clubs, gig after gig, year after year. We think you'll be charmed by Homer's...

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Lab 2018, The Rhythm of the Road

UNT One O'Clock Lab...
Lab 2018, The...

Live

Marcin Wasilewski...
Live

8 Songs

Liran Donin's 1000...
8 Songs

Facing Dragons

Christian Sands
Facing Dragons

Brothers

Caleb Wheeler Curtis
Brothers

The Fearless Flyers

The Fearless Flyers
The Fearless Flyers

Super Mood

Roz Harding - Mike...
Super Mood

Beheaded Totem

HHY & The Macumbas
Beheaded Totem

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Sam Rivers
Sam Rivers

Samuel Carthorne Rivers (born September 25, 1923, El Reno, Oklahoma) is a jazz musician and composer. He performs on soprano and tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, flute, and piano. Rivers was previously... read more

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