The Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist joins a select international ensemble from one of jazz’s top conservatories in a festival-opening performance of his own compositions.
The 2012 Caramoor Jazz Festival presents everything from young artists making their marks to established stars still shining bright. We highlight singer Gretchen Parlato and hard bop band The Cookers.
The commanding singer named two of his three albums Water and Liquid Spirit. Appropriately, in his triumphant return to Newport, Porter projected his booming voice through day-long rain showers.
Author Jan Swafford has just published a Beethoven biography — and he’s sharing surprising facts he learned while writing his book. See some here and join us at noon today for a session on Reddit.
With a sly salute to fellow composer and big-band leader Duke Ellington, Argue presents the U.S. premiere of a new 35-minute work. It joins other unrecorded tunes during Secret Society’s Newport set.
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.