Playlists

Listen to the Lineup: 2019 International Jazz Day Global Concert

Established by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2011 at the initiative of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, and recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, International Jazz Day brings together countries and communities worldwide every April 30th to celebrate the art of jazz, highlighting its important role in encouraging dialogue, combating discrimination and promoting human dignity.

Dig In: The Essential Jazz Guitar Playlist

Join us on a journey through the evolution of jazz guitar, starting with early pioneers like Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt and continuing through to modern masters like Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Julian Lage.

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Sitting In: Joe Locke’s ‘Great Vibes’ Playlist

“I hope this playlist will serve to expose the listener to some lesser-known, but amazingly gifted artists,” says Locke. “Many of the tracks here served to inspire me on my own journey. I’m forever grateful to the great vibes players who created them.”

Listen to the Lineup: GroundUP Music Fest 2019

The third edition of the GroundUp Music Fest is set to take place Feb. 8-10 on Miami Beach, once again bringing its riveting fusion of jazz, world music, R&B, indie rock and more to the intimate confines of the North Beach Bandshell.

Dig In: Bossa Nova Essentials

In the ’60s, as new subgenres like free-jazz, hard-bop, modal jazz and fusion began to flourish stateside, over in Brazil, a group of chic, melody-minded composers were engaged in their own jazz experiment.

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