12/08/13 Before & After
A listening session with the Return to Forever powerhouse
12/06/13 Before & After
Listening with a "resourceful and influential" drummer
Community and family define this NOLA program
07/12/11 Independent Ear
Interview by Willard Jenkins with Dickie Habersham-Bey, former owner of the Brooklyn jazz club
05/26/11 Independent Ear
Second part of Willard Jenkins’ interview with rap and hip hop innovator who talks about his personal and professional relationship with Max Roach
05/19/11 Independent Ear
Part 1 of Willard Jenkins' interview with rap and hip hop innovator about growing up around jazz in Brooklyn
03/16/11 Independent Ear
In part two of 2-part series, Willard Jenkins interviews people behind the scenes at the cooperative music and cultural center in Brooklyn
03/16/11 Independent Ear
In first of a two-part series, Willard Jenkins interviews people behind the scenes at the cooperative music and cultural center in Brooklyn
04/23/10 Independent Ear
In the newest edition of his Independent Ear column, Willard Jenkins interviews bassist Linda Oh about her development as a jazz musician
A profile of four prime magnet programs groom the next generation of jazz greats
03/16/09 Community Articles
May 2008 At Home
Irvin Mayfield is an animated, supremely self-confident 30-year-old with an easy laugh, a growing command of the trumpet and a soul-deep commitment to all things New Orleans. He lives in New Orleans’ uptown sector, in a comfortable yellow frame house with...
Washington, D.C.’s third annual Duke Ellington Jazz Festival celebrated the rich legacy of Dizzy Gillespie, befitting festival producer Charlie Fishman’s late period managerial relationship with Diz. One evening in particular, aptly billed “In the Footsteps...
May 2007 News
What we’re trying to do as a whole with the Kennedy Center jazz program is to fight the idea that jazz is dead,” Dr. Billy Taylor informed a pre-concert crowd at the Living Jazz Legends gala, held March 5 at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center. “People keep...
Strolling the teeming corridors of the spiffy Convention Center, home to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival’s 8th running, one is heartened by South Africa’s democracy-era mosaic of humanity—and the fact there are arguably more black enthusiasts here...
Danilo Perez is on a mission, backed emphatically by Panama’s Minister of Tourism, master sonero Ruben Blades, during an intimate press breakfast. According to Perez, the Panama Jazz Festival is “a gathering that goes beyond music and speaks to the heart...