Today is Charles Lloyd’s 75thbirthday. He's celebrating the milestone with a concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tonight, and he’ll be at
I wrote about the new Tadd Dameron biography here on February 21, his 96th birthday anniversary, and featured his music that night in Jazz a la M
Today is George Coleman's 78th birthday. We'll hear the Memphis native in tonight's Jazz a la Mode.
Bill Cosby brought a copy of Duke Ellington at Newport to play before his benefit for New England Public Radio on Saturday night at Symphony Hall in Springfield. It was quite a thril
The Jazz a la Mode Film Series resumes at Amherst Cinema tonight with an encore presentation of A
New England Public Radio will enjoy the good fortune of Bill Cosby's performance at Springfield Symphony Hall on Saturday. The great comedian is appearing in a
Paul Combs dedicates his new biography of Tadd Dameron to four jazz greats who “made [him] promise that [he] would see this project throu
If the expression “auspicious beginning” hadn’t already been coined by 1963, Joe Henderson’s Page One would have inspired it.
Today is President’s Day, the holiday I like to conflate with Lester Young. I doubt Prez would have made a good president, and we know from his court martial that the U.S.
After writing about this picture a couple of weeks ago, I heard via e-mail and Facebook from se
Donald Byrd, who died on February 4 at age 80, came to prominence in the mid-Fifties with bands led by Art Blakey, Horace Silver, and George Wallington. Hi
I’ve never been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras proper, but my wife and I were in the Crescent City last year on the Feast of the Epiphany, better known as Twelth Night, the traditional start of the
It was reported on Friday that this photograph reputedly picturing the great bluesmen Robert Johnson (left) and Johnny Shines was donated by the Johnson estate to Getty Images. It’s only the
Yesterday was the 102nd anniversary of the birth of Roy Eldridge. As he says up front in this BBC radio documentary, he was short and slight of build, and that earned him the nickn
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