The Harlem Renaissance opera Voodoo has not been performed since 1928. A Columbia University researcher rediscovered the score, and now the Harlem Opera Theater hosts two performances.
There are certain figures in jazz history whose iconic status can be telegraphed by a single name. The pianist and singer Nina Simone seems to be ascending to that place of pop-culture reverence.
Simone’s recordings still loom larger than the rest of her story. A new film about her life asks the question, What Happened, Miss Simone?
A single-engine plane registered to Horner crashed on Monday in an area 60 miles from Santa Barbara, Calif. There were no survivors.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator ranged widely in his musicianship. With colleagues from Miles Davis to Frank Zappa, he linked classical music and jazz.
The jazz pianist has spent the past five years essentially making modern R&B records. On the new Covered he returns to a more traditional form, but adds an eclectic twist to keep things interesting.
The Van Cliburn Foundation is hosting its first international piano competition for young players. Some are wondering if the new contest is too much pressure too soon.
The man credited as the father of minimalism is celebrating a big birthday Wednesday. And his influence reaches well beyond classical music.
In honor of Father’s Day, Christian McBride, host of NPR’s Jazz Night In America, stops by for a conversation about jazz families — starting with saxophonist Joshua Redman and his father, Dewey.
The baritone saxophonist performs many of his original compositions, including “Ontet” and “Good Neighbor Thelonious.”