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  • John McLaughlin on the Mystery of Creativity, Inspiration, & Music

    John McLaughlin on the Mystery of Creativity,...

    Improvised music within a sophisticated framework is one if the primary hallmarks of jazz. World class improvisation requires split second reactions, mental agility, dexterity, and the emotive soul of an artist....

  • Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

    Paula Shocron: Paths to a New Sound

    When Werner X. Uehlinger, the founder of Hat Hut Records, was asked about a statement on why he liked Argentinian pianist Paula Shocron's music, the answer was clear, short and succinct: "The quality of surprise."...

  • William Parker: Embracing The Unknown

    William Parker: Embracing The Unknown

    His is one of the most distinctive and respected voices on double bass today. William Parker, the tireless composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator and poet, is still today omnipresent on the contemporary free jazz scene...

  • Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume

    Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume

    Mark Morganelli has long been known as a fine trumpet player and a promoter with years of experience in the New York City area dating back to a jazz loft 39 years ago...

  • GoGo Penguin: Just Another Band From The Small Blue Planet

    GoGo Penguin: Just Another Band From The Small...

    Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star in a lost galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people....

Reviews

Daily album reviews—from independent to major label releases.

SuperClusters

Leap of Faith...
SuperClusters

Your Queen Is A Reptile

Sons of Kemet
Your Queen Is A...

Melodious Drum

Introducing Phil...
Melodious Drum

The Speed of Dark

Justin Almquist
The Speed of Dark

Features | Articles

Interviews, columns, concert reviews, and more.

Track of the Day

Discover new jazz every day!

The Chair With No Legs

Organized Noise Trio:...
The Chair With No Legs

Cubist

Hal Galper
Cubist

Metaloswing, Part 5

Billy Ponzio
Metaloswing, Part 5

Adult Joe

Danny Fox
Adult Joe

News

Sponsored announcements from the industry.

Musician of the Day

Celebrating jazz birthdays every day.
Nina Simone
Nina Simone

The High Priestess - Eunice Waymon was born in Tryon, North Carolina as the sixth of seven children in a poor family. The child prodigy played piano at the age of four. With the help of her music... read more

Jazz Near You

Date Event Detail Venue Time
Feb21Wed Duke Robillard Band Blues Alley
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Feb21Wed Duke Robillard Band Blues Alley
Washington, DC
10:00 PM
Feb21Wed Nelson Dougherty Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Feb21Wed Nelson Dougherty Twins Jazz
Washington, DC
10:00 PM
Feb21Wed Neel Singh's Open Jam and Workshop Villain & Saint
Bethesda, MD
20:00
Feb22Thu Kim Waters Blues Alley
Washington, DC
8:00 PM
Feb22Thu Kim Waters Blues Alley
Washington, DC
10:00 PM