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 …

Brian Krock

Brian Krock: The Cardiac Kid

Big Heart Machine, a 19-piece New York big band led by alto saxophonist and composer Brian Krock, generated a big buzz when they released …

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Dayna Stephens

Before & After: Dayna Stephens

There’s a tune called “Clouds” on Gratitude—saxophonist Dayna Stephens’ ninth and latest album, from 2017—that captures his personality well. Serene on the …

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 …


2019 Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival

Live Review: Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival Opening Night

This year it made perfect sense for the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival to honor pianist, composer, and educator Geri Allen, who performed at the …

KingMaker by Joel Ross

Joel Ross: KingMaker (Blue Note)

Mindi Abair

Gearhead: Mindi Abair Stays Unattached