Daily articles carefully curated by the All About Jazz staff. Read our popular and future articles.


Clear Water: Electricity

Read "Electricity" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Clear Water represents the next evolution of American jazz with its seamless combination of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and jazz rhythms and melodic language. This new sound is expanding the envelope of the genre and at the helm is trumpeter Donald Malloy. Clear Water's third release, Electricity, is an intuitive union of new sounds by the electronic duo of Malloy on trumpet and production and Matt Vorzimer on drums (production on “Coral Blankets"). With Tim Smith guesting on vocals on ...


Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater: Reservation Blues

Read "Reservation Blues" reviewed by Ed Kopp

At 65 years young, Eddy “The Chief" Clearwater is sounding better than ever, and Reservation Blues is arguably his best album yet.

Clearwater wears a Native American headdress on stage and has even been known make a grand entrance atop a stallion when introduced at outdoor performances. (His grandma was a Cherokee.) His penchant for stagery sometimes obscures the fact that Clearwater is a fine songwriter, a dexterous southpaw guitarist, and a deep-hearted singer. What's more, his music effectively bridges ...


Enter our contest giveaways

Contest Giveaways

Win a chance at the VMP Anthology: The Story of Herbie Hancock (8 albums / 11 LPs)! One click entry.

Contest Guidelines

Reader's Poll: Which cities worldwide are tops in presenting jazz? Let us know.

Top Jazz Cities Poll

Which cities worldwide are tops in presenting jazz? Let us know—select up to ten.

More Polls

Publisher's Desk

Blast from our past... AAJMe: a short but sweet run. Read on.


All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.