Isbin, who trained under Andrés Segovia, is the only female guitarist to win a classical Grammy.
Inspired early on by Henry Mancini, the pianist has since played with Woody Shaw and Nat Adderley.
Artist biographies on websites, in concert programs and press releases are often deadly dull and irrelevant. Why not use them as vehicles for insight and engagement?
As Black Violin, Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste say they’re merely demonstrating what two music styles with traditionally disparate audiences have in common.
This 1994 session captures the master trumpeter’s dazzling technique, magic and humor.
New York’s grand dame of jazz piano boasts a career spanning seven decades. She joins Michael Feinstein to perform the Gershwins’ “Isn’t It A Pity.”
To mark the 80th birthday of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (Bjork and Michael Stipe are among his fans), preview an upcoming documentary and explore a few facts and myths about this singular artist.
The late multi-instrumentalist and boundary-pushing virtuoso certainly influenced trombonist Steve Turre, who played with Kirk in the 1970s. Turre leads a monster lineup for an 80th birthday tribute.
The remarkably versatile guitarist explores the music which came from stops along the Mississippi River, leading a set which spans New Orleans jazz to Delta blues, Bob Dylan to Bix Beiderbecke.
There’s jazz conservatory, and there was “the school of Betty Carter”: her band’s alumni and the fellow singers bound by her thrall. Vocalist Charenée Wade leads a tribute to her lasting influence.