A group of European gypsy jazz masters closed out the Newport Jazz Festival with a dazzling set full of flying fingers. After everyone left, we asked the players to perform one more just for us.
NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with actor J.K. Simmons about his much buzzed about performance as a brutal music teacher in the new film Whiplash.
Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.
For more than a century, the Royal Shakespeare Company has commissioned music for plays. Its archive tracks the way music changes over time and across many productions.
The pianist brings his swinging style and musical sensitivity to tunes such as “What Are You Doing With The Rest Of Your Life?” and “You Make Me Feel So Young” in a 2003 session.
Damien Chazelle’s heart-pounding teacher-student drama, Whiplash, sets a combination of a sports film and a genius tale like The Social Network in the world of jazz drumming.
Jazz At Lincoln Center welcomes a world-premiere commission featuring pianist Chucho Valdés and percussionist Pedrito Martinez. Together, they blend jazz with folkloric and religious music of Cuba.
The Puerto Rican alto saxophonist and composer’s new album explores national identity through spoken word and music. He brings that music to life at the Newport Jazz Festival, joined by his big band.
The saxophonist and composer has long been an standard-bearer for boundary-crossing music. From uptown Manhattan, Jason Moran curates a concert retrospective of his wildly creative universe.
After decades off the scene, the old-school virtuoso pianist and singer is re-establishing himself in New York. Every week, he welcomes guest performers to one of the city’s smallest rooms.