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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Sharing the Passion for Jazz

On Jan. 11, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room, basketball legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gave the keynote address at the first edition of Jazz Congress, a two-day event presented by JALC and JazzTimes. Included here are highlights from that speech. For more on the Congress, which featured industry panels, learning sessions and more, … Read More “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Sharing the Passion for Jazz”

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Solo: Jazz and Basketball

There can be no doubt that jazz has made me a better person than I would have been without it. The music inspires my passion to participate fully and richly in life. And the jazz greats I’ve known, from Miles Davis to John Coltrane to Louis Armstrong to my dad, have inspired me to be … Read More “Solo: Jazz and Basketball”

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