He’s a world-class Afro-Cuban percussionist, the first call of jazz and pop stars. He’s also a Santería priest. As he tells us after a traditional ceremony, the two aspects of his life are connected.
Hear how an emerging composer weaves electronic and acoustic instruments in dense, compelling tapestries of sound.
After wading through more music than one person can possibly see, here’s how six different writers (and a photographer) remember this year’s edition of a glorious annual overload.
Best known as the lead voice on Bob’s Burgers and Archer, Benjamin has no expertise in jazz music. “It’s a real insult to people who try,” he says of Well, I Should Have … Learned How To Play Piano.
With a Strauss waltz, a cheeky take on Strauss and a Beethoven concerto, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin conjures the sound of old Vienna, once the musical capital of Europe.
The soprano saxophonist is known for her high-energy compositions. Hear a 1993 session.
The genre-straddling star guitarists perform together with fluidity, precision and grace.
Completed posthumously by his son, Górecki’s pounding, enigmatic Fourth Symphony is an intriguing summation of a singular career.
Jazz in its most flexible definition hits New York City in a marathon weekend every January. Here are some of the 120 bands to seek out, including Camila Meza, Makaya McCraven and Ray Angry.
In a picturesque setting a few hours from Seoul, hundreds of thousands of millennials camp out for a three-day weekend of jazz. Its secret? It might just be that the music comes … well, not first.