The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator ranged widely in his musicianship. With colleagues from Miles Davis to Frank Zappa, he linked classical music and jazz.
The jazz pianist has spent the past five years essentially making modern R&B records. On the new Covered he returns to a more traditional form, but adds an eclectic twist to keep things interesting.
The Van Cliburn Foundation is hosting its first international piano competition for young players. Some are wondering if the new contest is too much pressure too soon.
The man credited as the father of minimalism is celebrating a big birthday Wednesday. And his influence reaches well beyond classical music.
In honor of Father’s Day, Christian McBride, host of NPR’s Jazz Night In America, stops by for a conversation about jazz families — starting with saxophonist Joshua Redman and his father, Dewey.
The baritone saxophonist performs many of his original compositions, including “Ontet” and “Good Neighbor Thelonious.”
In honor of Billie Holiday’s centennial, Bridgewater performs some of Holiday’s signature songs and discusses the experience of portraying Holiday onstage.
Every spring, a historically African-American neighborhood hosts a month of jazz events. This year, one of the featured performers was a versatile cellist who led her own string ensemble.
Photographer John Rogers befriended the saxophonist and composer about 10 years ago. Then he started bringing other musicians to jam at Coleman’s house.
Join NPR Music, Make Music New York and musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center for an open improvisation amid the ghosts of jazz royalty. Bring your instrument to Woodlawn Cemetery on Sunday, June 21.