Is Jazz Good for Your Health?

“When I started my career,” Dee Dee Bridgewater says, “thinking about wellness was not a thing.” Don’t get the award-winning vocalist wrong; she …

Diane Moser 1957-2020

JT Notes: Honoring the Departed of 2020

At a press conference five hours after the World Trade Center’s twin towers fell on September 11, 2001, Rudy Giuliani, then the mayor of …

Ellis Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis’ Final Album Is a Three-Generation Affair

When Ellis Marsalis and his son Jason went into a New Orleans studio in mid-February 2020 to make a duo album for Newvelle Records …


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JazzTimes 10: Best Ghost Performances by Jazz Musicians in Films

The history of jazz musicians “ghost-playing” parts in films for non-playing actors is a long and storied one. For every Jamie Foxx (who …

Rudy's Jazz Room

The Scene: Rudy’s Jazz Room in Nashville

Nashville isn’t a city that most people would immediately associate with jazz. Until recently, the world’s country music capital didn’t have a …

Mike Barnett

JT Video Premiere: “Dexterity” by Mike Barnett

In the world of country music, fiddler Mike Barnett is a heavyweight, having played with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, the Bryan Sutton Band, David …

Sounds of Justice, Sun Ra Arkestra

Photos: “Sounds of Justice” at Town Hall in New York

On March 4 at Town Hall in midtown Manhattan, the nonprofit organization Arts for Art—which produces New York’s annual Vision Festival—celebrated its …


Carla Bley

Concert Review: Carla Bley and Ethan Iverson at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival

There are any number of Northern California jazz festivals that have been around longer than the one in Healdsburg, but none save the granddaddy of …