Sean Jones

Sean Jones: A Challenging Life

Sean Jones is a man in motion. At 6 p.m. on a Wednesday evening in early summer, the trumpeter is sitting in a dressing …

Mary Lou Williams

Chronology: Mary Lou Williams and the Spirits of ’76

Nobody embodied the jazz tradition quite like Mary Lou Williams. She was born in 1910 and helped define stride piano, big-band, and boogie-woogie …

Harold Mabern

Harold Mabern 1936-2019

Harold Mabern, a jazz pianist, composer, and educator of indomitable energy and irrepressible good humor who came out of Memphis, Tennessee, to become one of …


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Before & After: Leon Parker

Leon Parker has been keeping busy since he returned to the United States a few years ago, having previously spent about two decades abroad in …

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ravi Coltrane at the 27th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

Photos: Scene at the 27th Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

Bebop pioneer Charlie “Bird” Parker is often credited for bringing jazz into the modern era. And for the past 27 years the festival named …

Harish Raghavan Los Angeles premiere

JT Track Premiere: “Los Angeles” by Harish Raghavan

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of “Los Angeles” by bassist Harish Raghavan. The track will be featured on Raghavan’s debut album Calls …

Ginger Baker 1939-2019

Ginger Baker, a British drummer who, though steeped in jazz technique, became one of the most influential percussionists in rock music, died October 6 at …


Stanley Clarke at the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival

Live Review: 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival

“Reunion” was the watchword for the 40th annual Detroit Jazz Festival, which welcomed back five of its former artists-in-residence for the occasion. But …