This weekend’s Art of Cool Festival in Durham, N.C., aims to expand the audience for improvised music. So it’s booked performers from modern R&B, hip-hop and beyond with deep jazz influences.
From Queen Victoria’s funeral to a tour of Maria Callas’ Paris apartment, a British newsreel archive has just uploaded 85,000 historic films to YouTube. Watch a few of our favorite music clips.
We’re about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who’s launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Take a tour of the MacArthur genius’s home in Harlem, including a look at his Steinway, favorite books and percussion instruments from India.
Even today’s musicians know that jazz has a rapidly changing, living, breathing history. In a new video, young gun Kris Bowers takes a YouTube tour from ragtime and stride through the present day.
A newly reissued set of symphonies from the decades after World War II recovers a gifted yet neglected composer, Vadim Salmanov. These live recordings burn with intensity and sorrow.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has announced recipients of its 2014 performing arts grants. Noted composers such as Roscoe Mitchell, Oliver Lake and Randy Weston received a first tier award.
Know your bird calls from barnyard bellowing? For Earth Day, test your ear at recognizing the animal sounds songwriters and composers work into their music, from funk classics to classical sonatas.
Early music specialist Jordi Savall explores different periods and cultures, mashing them together for surprising results. His new project finds fruitful varieties all in one spot: the Balkans.
We’re guessing some yoga and Pilates classes preceded a round of musical and physical one-upwomanship that’s gone viral.