Billie Holiday at Storyville, Boston, April 24. 1959

When Billie Holiday Came to Boston

Boston’s Kenmore Square is the conflux of streets that have long seemed to come together for one central purpose: to sweep passersby in the …

Julian Lage

For Julian Lage, Love Hurts and Music Heals

Julian Lage is on his own today. In the largest of four practice spaces—and the only one with a proper soundstage—at a rehearsal …

Bassist, composer and bandleader Marcus Shelby (photo by Scott Chernis)

Marcus Shelby: Jazz & Baseball

Marcus Shelby loves baseball. His Facebook posts tend to be daily updates on the ups and downs of his favorite team, the San Francisco Giants …

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Miguel Zenon (photo: Noah Shaye)

Before & After: Miguel Zenón

Over the course of his distinguished recording career, Miguel Zenón has frequently drawn inspiration from the folk traditions of his native Puerto Rico. On …

The Blue LLama Club is attracting jazz fans and foodies to Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Scene: The Blue LLama Club Is Michigan’s New Jazz Gem

From the moment one enters, it’s apparent that the Blue LLama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan is a special place for live music …

Olli Hirvonen

JT Video Premiere: “Nondescript” by Olli Hirvonen

JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of the video for “Nondescript” by Olli Hirvonen. The track will appear on the Finland-born, New York …

Ron Carter (left) and Gary Bartz backstage at the Newport Jazz Festival, August 3, 2019

Photos: 2019 Newport Jazz Festival, Day 2

Among those on the bill for the busiest day at the 65th Newport Jazz Festival: the Royal Bopsters with special guest Sheila Jordan; Ralph Peterson …


Jazzmeia Horn performs at the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California on August 3, 2019. (photo: Chris Tuite)

Live Review: 2019 Concord Jazz Festival

The temperature was hot, but the jazz was cool at the Concord Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 3. At the Concord Pavilion, an outdoor venue …