Known for his ever-present black fedora, Barbieri could never be pinned down. “My music is the same. I play Gato,” Barbieri once told The Tavis Smiley Show.
A new choral work is on tour, based on the life of Tyler Clementi — the college freshman who committed suicide in 2010, after his roommate secretly filmed him in bed with another man.
For students in the program, “music becomes this vehicle for experiencing and envisioning themselves with lives filled with possibility,” says Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Marin Alsop.
The avant-garde pianist performed original motifs and a free duet with Marian McPartland in 2000.
Cheadle takes on the jazz great in an uneven but inventive film that struggles at times to bring clarity to its idea of Davis but experiments intriguingly with past, present, fact and fiction.
After his First Symphony flopped, the Russian composer made ends meet with a short-lived and little-known career in vaudeville and the circus.
Born in Lebanon and raised in France, trained in both Western classical and traditional Arabic music, the trumpeter has always bridged worlds. He puts a jazz spin on the Arab world’s most famous star.
The show explores the life of the jazz saxophonist, with Lawrence Brownlee in the title role. It opens this weekend at the Apollo Theater in New York — a stage where Parker played.
The Mexican-American jazz pianist earned acclaim in New York and Los Angeles in the 1950s and ’60s, but much of his music was never released — until now.
The Mexican tenor has, for the third time, commanded such a tremendous response from the Metropolitan Opera audience that an encore had to be sung during a production.