The singer joined Piano Jazz in 2002, the year she released her successful album Verse.
At Chicago’s Green Mill, one band has owned Saturday’s after-hours set for decades. Jazz Night stays up with drunks, devotees and the organ quartet of saxophonists Pat Mallinger and Cameron Pfiffner.
Over the last year, the bassist and NPR’s Audie Cornish have discussed and dissected everything about jazz. Their latest chat, held for a live audience, focuses on how his own career started.
Philip Glass and Christopher Hampton say the racial unrest in the U.S. since the work first premiered in 2007 forced them to address “changes in the way this country understands itself.”
It’s tough getting 12 musicians to agree on anything. But the members of the Richmond, Va. ensemble are firm in the desire to represent their own city in their music.
In a 2009 session, the Motor City quintet plays traditional Gypsy jazz and a bal musette waltz.
As news has spread of the death of New Orleans pianist, producer and songwriter Allen Toussaint, artists and other luminaries have begun paying tribute to this musical legend on social media.
Almost every composer, sooner or later, must come to grips with Beethoven. John Adams is inspired by the master’s wit and rhythm.
The pianist and saxophonist was a frequent collaborator with Charles Mingus and Maynard Ferguson.
With minutely detailed instructions from Kiev-born composer Valentin Silvestrov, a British pianist probes the heart of melancholy in music that appears light but weighs heavy.