Jazz Blog

Billie and Ben

Billie Holiday and Ben Webster were lovers for a brief stretch in the mid-'30s. A classic photograph taken by the Danish jazz fan Timme Rosenkrantz behind the Apollo in 1935 captures them together, but in between the playful pettin’ and pokin’, there was...


Concussed in Class: A UMass Story

Concussions aren't an experience unique only to college athletes. Lucy Martirosyan shares her story with AudioFiles, of trying to recover through two of them during her first year at UMass Amherst.