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Joe Farnsworth

Joe Farnsworth: Before & After

Joe Farnsworth, whose drumming has been the driving wheel in bands led by McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Harold Mabern, and Pharoah Sanders, is coming to …

Nicholas Payton (photo: Leslie Gamboni)

Nicholas Payton Talks Lockdown, Instrument Juggling, and His New Album

Nicholas Payton’s latest, Smoke Sessions, recorded at the end of May and released by … Smoke Sessions, caps a 14-month span of intense productivity …

Ches Smith and We All Break (photo: Mimi Chakarova)

Ches Smith Explores Haitian Vodou Music with We All Break

Beloved for his many cool collaborations with Tim Berne, John Zorn, and Marc Ribot, drummer/improviser/composer Ches Smith is best served hot, under his …

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Mike Renzi

Mike Renzi 1941 – 2021

“He is truly one of the most gifted musicians I’ve ever met, and I can’t tell you how inspiring it is for me …

Cécile McLorin Salvant BRIC JazzFest

Full List of Performers Revealed for BRIC JazzFest

BRIC JazzFest, Brooklyn, N.Y.’s acclaimed three-day marathon of music, has announced its finalized lineup for the 2021 festival. Singer/songwriter Nick Hakim …

Camille Thurman at the 2021 Montclair Jazz Festival

Photos: 2021 Montclair Jazz Festival

Like most live music events, the Montclair Jazz Festival was forced to do things a little differently this year. Normally, this free outdoor fest in …

2018 Newport Jazz Festival audience

The Return of Festivals: A Full Report (for Now)

The pandemic that began in March 2020 had a disproportionate effect on jazz festivals, in part because the majority take place in the spring, summer …

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Pat Metheny Monterey 2021

The 64th Monterey Jazz Festival

The year 2020 tarnished the Monterey Jazz Festival’s revered reputation as the world’s longest continuously running jazz festival (since 1958). Due to the …