The first-ever gig of the most influential jazz big band of the last 50 years has emerged. It lays complex arrangements over simple blues forms. It also swings like crazy.
Burwell has scored 16 movies for the Coens, but his work on Hail, Caesar! — as well as Todd Haynes’ Carol, for which he’s nominated for an Oscar — presented a few brand-new challenges.
With more than 80 world premieres to her credit, Barbara Hannigan, an intrepid soprano and conductor, has a knack for making modern music sound effortless and approachable.
The singer showcases her refreshing voice in a performance with host Marian McPartland.
Jazz Night In America‘s host happens to be a Grammy-winning bassist, and he’s written a special work. Hear a bluesy, soulful oratorio for big band and gospel choir, inspired by civil-rights icons.
Once Morris Robinson dreamed of fame on the football field. Now, he’s moving audiences across the world with the power of his voice, and changing the face of opera.
The composer and pianist was only 14 when he was a guest on the program back in 1996.
How do major musicians make it happen away from major hubs? We sought out DIY presenter CapitalBop as it presented Kris Funn and Warren Wolf at a converted-warehouse stage for the DC Jazz Festival.
The one-handed British pianist pours the optimism of a young man at the dawn of his career into a classic Gershwin song.
The New York Philharmonic has appointed the 55-year-old Dutch conductor and violinist as its next music director. Does this mark a new artistic direction for the vaunted orchestra?