An economic blockade between the U.S. and Cuba didn’t prevent jazz from traveling between the countries. But what if the dialogue could flow freely? The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra wanted to find out.
At 28, Teddy Abrams is the youngest-ever music director of the Louisville Orchestra. He speaks with Rachel Martin about the task of making classical music at once accessible and provocative.
It’s been decades since Steven Spielberg directed a film without Williams’ help. With the composer unable to do his latest, Bridge of Spies, Spielberg kept it in the “extended family,” tapping Newman.
Over a decades-long career, Whiting sang everything from jazz and pop standards to country music.
Watch the Ethiopian-raised singer/musician go it alone, as she contemplates the fragility of humanity, and reminds us of the magnitude of being one out of many.
What happens when a veteran L.A. soul and jazz instrumentalist discovers the music of Ethiopia? The answer: a world of influence and possibility.
In a 1986 session, the session pianist and Lester Young collaborator demonstrated his boogie-woogie style.
Artists don’t usually tell long, rambling stories for us. They don’t usually name their tunes “Ku Klux Police Department.” The trumpeter presents his jazz-hybridized “stretch music” in performance.
Award-winning pianist Tigran Hamasyan merges ancient sacred hymns from his homeland with improvisation, and a little mystery.
Leon Klinghoffer was killed during the hijacking of the Achille Lauro — and later became a character in a controversial opera. His daughters want people to know him in a different way.