The New Orleans trumpeter wasn’t thinking about Eric Garner, Michael Brown or #blacklivesmatter when he first assembled this funky new band. But then it became a way to ward off despair.
The best-selling novel and star-studded movie gets the operatic treatment from Pulitzer-winning composer Jennifer Higdon with a world premiere in Santa Fe.
The Met says it is committed to “colorblind casting” and that its production of Otello this fall will be the first without dark makeup since the opera was first seen at the company in 1891.
Accordionist William Schimmel creates a daring yet touching six-minute distillation of Mahler’s mighty Ninth, with detours for tango and trumpet solos by Wynton Marsalis.
The drummer, composer and bandleader’s latest album, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, is part of her ongoing effort to showcase women in jazz.
In the midst of releasing his debut album and playing the Newport Jazz Festival, 12-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander is staying centered.
Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night In America, examines the piano phenomenon Joey Alexander, his classmate Joey DeFrancesco and his own experience as a hotly tipped young talent.
Henderson, the original Tonight Show bandleader, also worked as a piano soloist on Frank Sinatra’s and Bing Crosby’s radio shows. Hear a session from 1992.
Four different composers have scored the Mission: Impossible stories on the big screen. All have had to contend with the iconic music Lalo Schifrin wrote for the TV series.
For graphic designer Denise Burt, knowing little about classical music actually helped her create cutting-edge album covers. See her work and hear the music that inspired it.