Catherine Russell: Queen of the Armstrong Blues

The Grammy-winning singer talks about scatting, her influences, and the importance of preparation


Letter From Saint Petersburg

In 2018, International Jazz Day brings the beyond-politics cultural diplomacy of the U.N. to Russia

(photo by Steve Mundinger/Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz)


Photos: 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival

George Cables returns to the stage, Bill Frisell and Julian Lage duet, Ravi Coltrane pays tribute to Geri Allen, and more

George Cables at the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival


Frank Vignola: Given the Gift of Life

The guitar virtuoso turns a devastating accident into an opportunity for musical growth

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Chick Corea: The Musician (Concord Jazz)

The Musician is a triple-CD epic (and epoch) summary of Chick Corea’s work. And yet……Read More

06-11-18    Albums

Omar Sosa & NDR Bigband: Es:sensual (Otá)

Es:sensual is not the Cuban-born pianist-composer Omar Sosa’s first meetup with Germany’s NDR Bigband or……Read More

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Reggie Washington: Rainbow Shadow Vol. 2 (Jammin’ Colors)

Like its 2015 predecessor, bassist-vocalist Reggie Washington’s latest is a genre-bending set dedicated to the……Read More

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John Surman: Invisible Threads (ECM)

Invisible Threads is something of an international affair. Baritone/soprano saxophonist and bass clarinetist John Surman,……Read More

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John Coltrane: Love & Heart & Spirit
By Shaun Brady

This article appeared in the June 2017 issue of JazzTimes. Early in the new documentary……Read More


Erik Friedlander and Throw a Glass See Green
By Brad Farberman

This article will appear in the September issue of JazzTimes. Some use visual art; others……Read More


Five Essential Kurt Elling Albums
By Christopher Loudon

This Time It’s Love (Blue Note, 1998) Elling’s two most consequential influences, Frank Sinatra and……Read More


Kurt Elling: Living the Questions
By Lee Mergner

On a frigidly cold night in January, Kurt Elling opened his showcase set at Birdland……Read More

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