For the pianist and founder, the Panama Jazz Festival is much more than a bunch of concerts in his hometown. It’s an exhibition of how music can change a neighborhood, a political climate or a life.
The Brazilian pianist and singer mixes frenetic originals with Antônio Carlos Jobim interpretations.
“Stephen King’s original novel is all about love, death and power,” says Pulitzer-winning composer Paul Moravec. “And those are the three foundational components for an opera.”
More than 30 years ago, Sy Oliver arranged a book of music for female vocal trio, for one concert only. The singer Catherine Russell unearths those arrangements at Jazz At Lincoln Center.
Julian Barnes’ slim but powerful new novel chronicles the difficulties composer Dmitri Shostakovich suffered under repressive Soviet regimes, and mourns what is lost when tyrants try to control art.
With intrepid pianist Matt Herskowitz in tow, the violinist performs a set of rambunctious tunes from Hungary and Romania that will leave you breathless.
Some see the Eiffel Tower as a feat of architecture, or the symbol of a great world capital. Composer Joseph Bertolozzi sees one big percussion instrument.
The singing bassist presents original songs and standards in a session from 2001.
The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, the most influential modern big band, played on Monday nights at the Village Vanguard in New York. For its 50th anniversary, its successor performs a salute.
Reunited after three decades, the pan-African “cosmic jazz” experimentalists throw an extended and ecstatic dance party, with throwback funk vibes and multiculti merger.