The Canadian singer-songwriter exists somewhere between Regina Spektor and Feist. She performs several of her own songs, plus a Billie Holiday classic.
Claiming total freedom in sound and color — and making outrageous pronouncements — the tough-minded composer and conductor charted a new course for classical music.
The genre choro — the New Orleans jazz of Brazil — has long fascinated Cohen, a jazz-trained clarinet and saxophone player. Her new quartet Choro Aventuroso modernizes the music’s rhythms and forms.
Derek Charke’s Cercle du Nord III teems with the sounds of life — modern and ancient — in the Arctic.
The late, distinctively melodic jazz trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler was quietly influential to generations of musicians. From the Pacific Northwest, two acolytes reimagine his catalog.
With secular texts, soaring vocals and electronics, Mazzoli twists the traditional vesper prayer service to reflect our high-tech times.
The opera, based on the tumultuous lives of painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, coincides with a new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts devoted to the year they lived in the city.
Tony Bennett, Barbara Carroll, Bill Charlap, Chris Brubeck and more pay tribute to the grande dame of Piano Jazz.
A mishap in the South African soprano’s Metropolitan Opera debut still makes her laugh, but that night ended with a standing ovation. Now she’s in Los Angeles for The Marriage of Figaro.
For the centennial of the great Russian’s birth, critic and piano maven Steve Wigler recalls a herculean talent who shook Carnegie Hall to its foundation.