Legendary New Orleans Singer Dr. John Dead at 77

Dr. John, the New Orleans singer whose musical style defined the sound of his city, died of a heart attack the morning of June 6. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer,…

Listen to the Lineup: The 40th Annual Montreal Jazz Festival

Summer is upon us, and with it comes the 40th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto. The fest is all set to take place June 26 through July 6 in downtown Montreal, with several hundred thousand people descending upon the Canadian city to experience the biggest jazz celebration in the world.

Year By Year: Five Essential Jazz Albums of 1966

Jazz may not have an official yearbook, but it does have a vast and well-documented discography. ‘Year by Year’ is our attempt to bring you the most noteworthy albums of each year,…

10 Albums You Need to Know About: June 2019

The return of a South African jazz legend; new records redefining the role of the harp within jazz; the debut of a new, boundary-defying ensemble. All this and more on this month’s…

Joe Pass – “The Way You Look Tonight”

Although guitarist Joe Pass was known for his stint in the Oscar Peterson Trio and alongside Ella Fitzgerald, he was also an acknowledged a master of the solo guitar, releasing numerous albums…

Paquito D’Rivera (with Irakere) – “Ilya”

Multi-instrumentalist Paquito D’Rivera, a pioneer of Afro-Cuban jazz and one of its greatest living torchbearers, was born on this day (June 4) in 1948 in Havana, Cuba. D’Rivera began studying music at…

Jazz Chart Update: Week of June 3

Vocalist Michael Bublé reclaimed the top spot and jazz fusion group Pieces of a Dream debuted at No. 2 in this week’s Billboard Jazz 100 Charts, while over in the JazzWeek Radio Charts, guitarist Dave Stryker entered his second straight week in the No. 1 spot with his grooving retro-funk album Eight Track III.

Joe Henderson – “Recorda Me”

Saxophonist Joe Henderson recorded Page One, his debut album for Blue Note Records, on this day (June 3) in 1963. The album featured one of the most versatile frontlines in mainstream jazz with…

JAZZIZ Not What You Think: India.Arie

During the 1990s and early 2000s, India.Arie was one of the most prominent voices among the handful of young, talented artists giving shape to a new musical movement called neo-soul, a genre…

Pureum Jin – “Trembling Forward”

Pureum Jin’s debut album The Real Blue, which is set for release June 21, is a gem. And not just in the musical sense. For Pureum, a Korean-born saxophonist now based in New York, unearthing the album took loads of patience and years of perseverance. But like all gems, the harder they are to attain, the more valuable they are.

Prince, Jimmy Cobb, Quincy Jones: The Week in Jazz

The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It’s a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let’s take it from…

Marilyn Mazur, Shamania (Rare Noise)

Inventive, daring and impeccably executed and recorded, Shamania, by New York-born Danish percussionist, drummer and composer Marilyn Mazur, is an invitation to a musical tightrope walk. Don’t look down, just open your…

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