Since its inception in 1954, the event has survived rainstorms, genre wars and a few near-riots. Producer George Wein says it survives for the same reason jazz does — the musicians love to perform.
The Newport Jazz Festival turns 60 this year, and NPR Music will be there for the anniversary. When we’re not recording, we’ll be checking out bands led by Vijay Iyer, John Zorn, Ron Carter and more.
The ALJO is celebrating its tenth anniversary and looking forward to Grammy night. The group is nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. They won in 2009 as well.
Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.
Watch highlights from the world premiere performance of the Pulitzer Prize winner’s meditative and deeply moving outdoor work Sila: The Breath of the World at Lincoln Center.
Dave Brubeck called her “one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard.” She digs up an old tune and calls two Monk numbers on this 1992 episode of the program.
One hundred years after the start of World War I, hear a range of pop and classical music from artists of the era. Some music reflects the war’s violence, some gives solace.
With labor negotiations growing more strained, a lockout seems likely next week at the Metropolitan Opera. Management says payroll must be trimmed while unions want to curb production costs.
If no contract deal is reached by July 31, Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb has warned union workers to plan for a work stoppage the next day.
Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar’s Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.