Following a high-energy main stage set — filled with turbocharged versions of standards, rags and his own party anthems — the young pianist and singer brought his band out into the audience.
Born in a moment of despair, as its creator was staring down hearing loss, Beethoven’s Third Symphony is as odd as it is transcendent.
Think opera plots are tough to follow? Try wading through the complicated action offstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Here’s who’s involved — with perspective on disputes that aren’t new.
Friend shares his love of New Orleans “jass” by playing “Sweet Lorraine” on six-string banjo.
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.