Matthew Shipp

Matthew Shipp and Simplicity Itself

When describing the career arc of pianist Matthew Shipp, “prolific” is the definitive understatement. Now pushing 60, this longtime downtown New York City force has …

Doris Day (with Les Brown in the mirror) backstage at the Aquarium, New York, July 1946

Doris Day: Her Jazziest Moment

There are certain singers we might consider ’tweeners, occupying some liminal space between jazz and pop. Judy Garland is one of these, though I’ve …

Guitarist Pedro Martins

Pedro Martins Goes from Victory to Vox

When 21-year-old Pedro Martins took top honors in the 2015 Socar Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar Competition, the payoff came with multiple prizes, including …

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Amina Claudine Myers

Artist’s Choice: Amina Claudine Myers on the AACM

These compositions are from albums by artists that I love and respect, on which they were doing things I really liked. Notice that I say …

Harlem Stage presents Kendrick Scott on May 31

Harlem Stage Presents Free Concert with Kendrick Scott, Attacca Quartet

Harlem Stage will celebrate the 7th Annual National Chamber Music Month with a performance from drummer Kendrick Scott’s Oracle ensemble and the Attacca …

Charlie Ballantine

JT Video Premiere: “Strange Idea” by Guitarist Charlie Ballantine

JazzTimes is honored to premiere the video for “Strange Idea” by the Charlie Ballantine Trio, filmed live as the track was being cut at Postal …

Kinfolk Brass Band

Photos: 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Weekend 1

A Thursday monsoon made an inauspicious start for the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But spirits weren’t dampened long, and the bands …


Gary Bartz, Chuck Treece, Fay Victor, and Jamaaladeen Tacuma

Live Review: Outsiders Fest in Philadelphia

Besides the funky ferocity of his bass playing, Jamaaladeen Tacuma is famous for his eclectic sartorial ensembles. As the curator of the Outsiders Improvised &amp …

KingMaker by Joel Ross

Joel Ross: KingMaker (Blue Note)