Greg Tate Tributes Paid to Music Writer and Critic After His Death Aged 64
Greg Tate's career of uplifting Black artistry and influence is being celebrated following his untimely death.
Historic New Orleans Jazz Site Karnofsky Shop Destroyed by Hurricane Ida
The Karnofsky family loaned a young Louis Armstrong money for his first cornet, helping to launch his iconic career, according to the National Park Service.
Ellingtonian Exceptionalism: Lessons From the Duke
What we can learn about American history—and race, class and culture—from Duke Ellington's life story.
Amy Winehouse's Best Friend Knew She Would Be a Star 'The Day I Met Her'
Juliette Ashby recalls growing up with the musical icon in London and the pain of her friend's death 10 years ago.
30 Stunning Photos From the Golden Age of Jazz
From images documenting the end of Prohibition to jazz music's migration to Greenwich Village, take a look back at the golden age of jazz music spanning 20 years.
Most Popular USA Vacation Destinations for 2021
Satiate your craving for adventure safely with TurnKey and rent five-star homes in these local tourist destinations.
Jazz Legend George Benson on His New Live LP 'Weekend in London'
The iconic jazz guitarist/singer chats about his latest release, recorded last year at the historic London club Ronnie Scott's.
Izumi Suzuki's Work Will Finally Be Published in English
"Terminal Boredom," which comes out April 2021, will mark the first time the author's work will be available in English.
NBA 2020 Restart: 6 Storylines to Watch for in Tonight's Double-Header
Basketball makes it return tonight, after a four-month hiatus due to the coronavirus lockdown. These are the narratives that we're most excited to see play out.
Who Else Has Randy Jackson Played Bass for Other Than Journey
The "American Idol" judge and bassist has played on a number of albums since the 1980's for artists in a variety of genres.
The 1975, Jeff Rosenstock and More Release New Music:What You Should Stream
The 1975's long-awaited "Notes on a Conditional Form" drops today, as we're still reeling from surprise releases from Jeff Rosenstock and Carly Rae Jepsen.
NOLA Jazz Fest Celebrates 50 Years of Cultural Heritage
The popular music festival is a huge system of support for Louisiana culture.
Who Was Hugh Masekela? Google Doodle Honors Jazz Legend
"My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are," Masekela once said.
Nat King Cole at 100: His Music, Life and Legacy
"He touched the soul with his voice and was a quiet leader in the arts," his daughter Timolin said.
Montreal Jazz Fest Cancels Controversial Show 'SLĀV'
"We would like to apologize to those who were hurt," the festival says after the white-directed show prompted outrage, protests and an open letter signed by 1,500 people.
Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Win Is a First for Hip-Hop
DAMN is the first hip-hop or contemporary music of any style to win the award.
Video: Jazz Guard Rodney Hood Swipes Phone from Fan
The guard had been arguing with officials.
Andy Weir on "Artemis," Tina Fey, and casting The Rock
The best-selling author of 'The Martian' on writing his second book, why he chose a female lead, and who might play his characters in the film.
Christian Scott Is the Past, Present and Future of Jazz
In reimagining jazz, Adjuah is both honoring and saving it.
How Steely Dan Nearly Went Insane for One Guitar Solo
Steely Dan blew through thousands of dollars—and as many as eight guitar players—just to nail down one solo. This is the inside story of the hit song "Peg."
Queen's Brian May Goes 3-D
The guitarist and astrophysicist has published a new 3-D history of Queen.
Putin's Trip to Crimea Jazz Festival Angers Ukraine
Putin welcomed the audience to the 15th annual jazz festival in Crimea—an event that his annexation drove out of the region.
The Strange Journey of a Lost Thelonious Monk Album
In 1959, Thelonious Monk recorded a historic soundtrack. It was never released. Until now.
John McLaughlin On Mahavishnu, Miles, Jimi, Yoga
In an interview with Newsweek, jazz-fusion legend John McLaughlin discuses his work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Miles Davis, as he prepares for his farewell U.S. tour.
The Subtext Behind Ella Fitzgerald's Music
"The First Lady of Song" Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 on Tuesday, April 25: institutions from the Library of Congress to the Grammy Museum will be honoring her amazing contributions to the jazz canon.
The Brilliant Life and Ugly Death of Lee Morgan
'I Called Him Morgan' details the short career of the hard bop trumpeter who was gunned down at only 33 in 1972.
Jazz Singer Al Jarreau Dies at 76
The seven-time Grammy winner had been hospitalized for exhaustion last week.
John Legend on Donald Trump and 'La La Land' Backlash
"My biggest worry is a stupid war based on Trump's ego."
Miles Davis: Young Man With a Horn
The focus is on Miles Davis's relationship with his first wife, Frances Taylor, the tragic failure of which is implicitly blamed for his personal crisis.
The Pianist Composing Songs for Presidential Candidates
A new song by Marcus Roberts addresses "the controversy that has always surrounded Hillary Clinton."