Shirley Horn On Piano Jazz

The vocalist brings her unmistakable contralto to a 1995 set that includes “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely.”

Venezuela’s National Jazz Orchestra Returns

The Simón Bolívar Big Band, the flagship jazz group of the youth music education program El Sistema, came to New York to play canonical American repertoire and works by Venezuelan composers.

How Bessie Smith Ushered In The Jazz Age

The singer known as the “empress of the blues” is the subject of a new HBO biopic. Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride breaks down her influence and legacy.

The World Music Education of Philip Glass

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.