An extra accessory for saxophonists: the bell cover. (Photo: Joseph V. Labolito/Temple University Photography)

Jazz Educators Step Up to Face COVID-19’s Challenges

In late August, members of the Temple University Jazz Band rehearsed on stage in Philadelphia for the first time since COVID-19 separated them in …

Randy Brecker (photo: Ada Rovatti)

Randy Brecker Keeps It All in the Family

If a biopic or TV series of Randy Brecker’s life was produced in Hollywood, it would likely require multiple actors to successfully capture his …

Maria Schneider (photo: Briene Lermitte)

Maria Schneider: A Tale Of Two Worlds

“The roughest thing is my mom,” Maria Schneider says over the phone on a recent summer morning, answering the first question of almost every conversation …


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JT Video Premiere: “Uno a la Vez” by the Doxas Brothers

JazzTimes is honored to premiere "Uno a la Vez," a new video by Canada's Doxas Brothers for a track on their upcoming album The …

Jazz in the Age of COVID: A Complete Guide

In the space of less than two months, the COVID-19 pandemic transformed our world—and completely altered the lives (and, in many cases, the …

Trombones amid plexiglass (photo: Joseph V. Labolito/Temple University Photography)

JT Notes: The New Abnormal

As I write these words, the United States is six months into the COVID-19 era, with no obvious end in sight. In his article …

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Artist’s Choice: Makaya McCraven on the Studio as Instrument

We’ve had recorded music for a little over 100 years. Before that, if you wanted to hear music, you had to have someone physically …


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Herb Alpert Is… (Abramorama)

Starting with a zig-zagging trumpet’s blare to match the onscreen action of a canvas stroked repeatedly with colorful acrylics, John Scheinfeld’s …