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.
The jazz artist’s latest album gets its tone not from her current life in New York, but from a childhood spent surrounded by Minnesota farmland.
Hunter’s custom eight-string guitar now has seven, but it still produces a big, fat sound. Let The Bells Ring On features two jazz innovators: trombonist Curtis Fowlkes and drummer Bobby Previte.
In a 1980 session, the pianist and vocalist joined Marian McPartland for a set of standards.
For harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, teenage rebellion had a Baroque soundtrack. His new album juxtaposes modern composers and their distant musical forebears.
Coleman died Thursday, at the age of 85. Listen back to a 1987 conversation with the saxophonist and composer, as well as interviews with members of his quartet, Don Cherry and Charlie Haden.
The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.
If you see blockbuster films this summer, chances are you’ll hear Oscar winner Michael Giacchino’s music. Soon, he’ll help audiences return to the island of resurrected dinosaurs in Jurassic World.
Wagner’s epic meditation on love turns 150. Projected on a cosmic level, the music triggered a seismic shift in Western music.
Paul is mostly remembered for his musical innovations, especially the instrument that bears his name. But he was also an accomplished jazz musician who kept performing even in his final years.