Al Jarreau and George Benson: A Long Time Coming

Oddly, these two giants of crossover jazz had only crossed paths in the studio once before. The pair speaks with Janine Coveney about their recent encounter and how it rejuvenated each artist’s creative process.

Come Sail with Me: Artists Take the Helm of Jazz Cruises

From Marcus Miller to Russell Malone and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, many of today’s artists love playing captain for cruise ships full of jazz fans. Janine Coveney reports on this most exotic way to experience live jazz.

Gordon Goodwin: The Phat Boys Are Back

For Gordon Goodwin, bigger is better. The leader of the 18-member Big Phat Band brings humor and swing to his offbeat arrangements of jazz, pop and R&B songs. Janine Coveney talks with Goodwin about reaching younger musicians and the challenges of keeping a big band going.

Paul Taylor: Pleasure Seeker

Hot off the “Groovin’ for Grover” tour, the soprano and alto

saxophonist talks to Janine Coveney about his latest CD.