Kelly Sill

You never quite knew what Chicago bassist Kelly Sill was going to play (or what he was going to say). But you always knew that …

Explaining the Taubman Approach

Several years ago, one of Danilo Pérez’s students was suffering from tendinitis. Pianist Pérez was then a professor at the New England …

Joe Williams

Joe Williams: Beyond the Blues

Everyone knows that Joe Williams sang the hell out of the blues, but do you know what else he sang the hell out of? Everything …


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JazzTimes 10: Essential Cannonball Adderley

Just as Chicago is America’s Second City, Julian “Cannonball” Adderley is modern jazz’s second alto saxophonist. The instrument’s best-known and most …

Bill Frisell (2023 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival)

First Wave of Artists Announced for 2023 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival

The Biamp PDX Jazz Festival in Portland, Oregon, has announced the first wave of the lineup for its 20th-anniversary edition, which will take place …

Favorite Number

The story of the 55 Bar dates back to Prohibition, when the underground West Village watering hole opened as a speakeasy. It entered jazz lore …

Vince Guaraldi

JT Track Premiere: “Manhã de Carnaval (Take 1, Set 3)” by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Sixty years ago, pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976) released the album that would make him a star (and a Grammy Award winner): Jazz Impressions …


Joe Sanders and Ambrose Akinmusire at SeixalJazz 2022

Portugal’s SeixalJazz 2022

At SeixalJazz, across the graceful April 25th suspension bridge from Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon, the festival must go on. The last couple of …