Miles Davis in 1973

JazzTimes 10: Miles Davis’ Live Albums

Recently I was at a café wrapping up a day by reading Edwardian ghost stories, bored by the music on the sound system and not …

Musicians Discuss Brass Ensembles

Chops: Musicians Discuss Unique Brass Ensembles

Taking up a brass instrument comes with specific difficulties in terms of development and maintenance. Entering the jazz sphere adds different weight and dimensions to …

Sarah Wilson (photo: Lenny Gonzalez)

Sarah Wilson: Parallel Paths Converge

For her entire career, trumpeter, singer, and composer Sarah Wilson has been wrestling with apparently separate pursuits: trumpet vs. voice; living and working in New …


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George Wein

George Wein 1925 – 2021

George Wein, a pianist, producer, and impresario whose name became synonymous with the concept of the jazz festival, died September 13 at his home in …

Erena Terakubo at the 2021 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Photos: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 2021

For its 28th edition, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival—presented as part of the New York City Parks Foundation's SummerStage concert series—returned to …

Gerald Clayton

Gerald Clayton: Before & After

“I live close to the ocean here in Los Angeles, so I’m surfing pretty much every day, and fortunately my family is close by …

2018 Newport Jazz Festival audience

The Return of Festivals: A Full Report (for Now)

The pandemic that began in March 2020 had a disproportionate effect on jazz festivals, in part because the majority take place in the spring, summer …


Lakecia Benjamin in performance at the 2021 DC Jazz Festival (photo by Jati Lindsay)

The DC Jazz Festival Keeps On Adapting

I had hoped to report on the 2021 edition of the DC Jazz Festival without using the word “pivot,” a term that was already overused …