The saxophonist and composer has never been afraid to be an original thinker — which is part of why he’s accomplished so much. He performs brand new big band arrangements of his old tunes.
Do your musical tastes change with the turning of autumn leaves? Try this fall music quiz filled with songs of wistful introspection.
The L.A. saxophonist is changing the way people think about jazz. Hear excerpts from his recent concert in Philadelphia, including the web-exclusive track “Askim.”
The trumpeter brings the biggest and boldest iteration of his genre-agnostic “stretch music” concept back to his old school in Boston. Watch his new band perform live.
In its season opening production, New York’s Metropolitan Opera abandons the tradition of darkening the skin of tenors portraying the title role in Verdi’s Otello.
The master jazz pianist and renowned banjo player know they make an unlikely duo — but they embrace the unexpected on their new live album, Two.
Isbin, who trained under Andrés Segovia, is the only female guitarist to win a classical Grammy.
Inspired early on by Henry Mancini, the pianist has since played with Woody Shaw and Nat Adderley.
Artist biographies on websites, in concert programs and press releases are often deadly dull and irrelevant. Why not use them as vehicles for insight and engagement?
As Black Violin, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste say they’re merely demonstrating what two music styles with traditionally disparate audiences have in common.