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NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Percussionist Sasha Berliner Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

Percussionist Sasha Berliner  Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

The jazz scene has a new rising star, and she’s a vibraphonist. Sasha Berliner, a 20-year-old musician, composer, producer and bandleader from jny: San Francisco, won the LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award, an annual competition that offers up-and-coming jazz musicians an opportunity to make a name for themselves. “We were very impressed by the quality of ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2017: The Year in Jazz

Read "2017: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses

The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Saturday at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Read "Saturday at the Monterey Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Saturday at the Monterey Jazz Festival featured excellent performances by some of the lesser known artists, fine concerts by headliners and a great after-hour jam sessions. It was another splendid day with much great music. My day at the fest started out mid-afternoon with a fine performance by accomplished trumpeter ...