Astor Piazzolla at 100

Argentine composer, musician and bandleader Astor Piazzolla, the creator of New Tango, would have been celebrating his 100th birthday this March 11. He died in 1992 at the age of 71. But…

JAZZIZ Exclusive: Anthony Strong live big band tracks

Following his 2015 big band album On a Clear Day, British jazz singer-pianist Anthony Strong showcases four live tracks recorded in concert with the Danish Radio Big Band. The stream is available…

The past, present and future of “In Movement”

In the mid-60’s, a young Jack DeJohnette attended a John Coltrane concert at a Chicago music venue. At the time, DeJohnette was a young talented composer, drummer and pianist and was making…

Count Basie Theatre to keep its name for another century

The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, will continue to keep its name for another century thanks to a new agreement struck between the nonprofit organization that runs the theater…

Carla Bley, with the passing of time

On May 6, Carla Bley celebrated her 80th birthday. Five days later, on May 11, her latest album Andando el Tiempo was released on ECM Records. Produced by Manfred Eicher, the album…

Man who stole money from Cecil Taylor jailed

Noel Muir, a Long Island contractor who lived next door to pianist Cecil Taylor, has pleaded guilty to larceny after stealing nearly $500,000 in prize money from the free-jazz legend.   Muir…

#Sinatra100 – The traumatic birth of Frank Sinatra

By Matt Micucci This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s greatest and most iconic entertainers of the twentieth century – Frank Sinatra. In this series of entries on…

HOLIDAY SWING A Charleston Jazz Tradition

Maestro Robert Lewis and your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of winter classics and holiday favorites. Gather together with your friends and family…

Jazz Sabbath

Helmed by pianist Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne’s band), Jazz Sabbath explores the boundaries between jazz and the songs that defined heavy metal. Echoing already present jazz riffs and discovering…

MILES AHEAD Musings for Miles Davis featuring Sean Jones

As one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz, Miles Davis shaped the course of modern improvisational music more than a half-dozen times over his fifty-year career,…

CUBAN CARNIVAL Featuring the Buena Vista Legacy Band

What do you get when you place a loose collective of mostly retired musicians spanning several generations in a run-down Egrem recording studio in Havana in 1996? A unique musical experience, an…

Iowa City Jazz Fest

Come down for three days of live jazz performances and delicious dishes. You’re sure to enjoy the music from two stages, which showcase a variety of well-known jazz musicians and up-and-coming talent…

Boz Scaggs

It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs‘ new album is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. “Music has been a constant companion and I’m feeling more free with…

Jazz Legacy Decade of Excellence Part 1

Jazz Legacy Foundation Inc. Celebrating a Decade of Excellence Gala Weekend Part 1! A 3-Day, “Uniquely Jazzy Experience” featuring an all-star lineup including MARCUS MILLER, HIROSHIMA, MARCUS ANDERSON feat CEELO GREEN, GREGORY PORTER,…

39th San Francisco Jazz Festival & 2022 Summer Sessions

The 39th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival will present 40 shows over 12 days and will feature Gregory Porter, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Edna Vazquez, Christian McBride, Dianne Reeves, Chucho Valdés,…

Barbès 20th Anniversary Celebration

Save the date: Beloved Brooklyn music venue Barbès celebrates its 20th anniversary in May by bringing the party to Manhattan with a special show at (le) Poisson Rouge on May 15th. Performers will include Barbès friends and favorites Red Baraat, Son…

EYE OF THE BEHOLDER The Music of Chick Corea

As a pianist of incomparable skill, Chick Corea broadened the scope of jazz during a career spanning more than five decades. With limitless range, Corea was an inventive composer-bandleader who never shied…

A Palo Seco: Flamenco

This family-friendly production features live dance and music in a vibrant and entertaining production full of color, rhythm, and emotions. Explanations and interactive exercises are intermixed with high-energy performance pieces, as well…

A Palo Seco: Flamenco

This family-friendly production features live dance and music in a vibrant and entertaining production full of color, rhythm, and emotions. Explanations and interactive exercises are intermixed with high-energy performance pieces, as well…

A Palo Seco: Flamenco Workshop

This all-ages workshop teaches family members of all ages some of the basic techniques and skills of Flamenco music and dance, general body and rhythmic awareness, and the cultural and historic context…

LIVE AT FIREFLY: Eye of the Beholder

As a pianist of incomparable skill, Chick Corea broadened the scope of jazz during a career spanning more than five decades. With limitless range, Corea was an inventive composer-bandleader who never shied…

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