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Philly Jazz Lovers Seek To Repair Coltrane House

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.13.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA — Music enthusiasts in the City of Brotherly Love are looking to rekindle a love supreme for the deteriorating John Coltrane House,...

Improvisation: Phoebe Jacobs' Wonderful Life

Christoph A. Geiseler | Posted 06.10.2012 | Arts
Christoph A. Geiseler

New York's reigning jazz queen, Mrs. Phoebe Jacobs, passed away at age 93. As the torchbearer of Louis Armstrong's continuing legacy she touched innumerable lives with her love, eye for talent, dry wit, largesse, incomparable energy and photographic memory

Radio Station In Hot Water After Airing Gay Porn Soundtrack

Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices

A U.K.-based radio station's programmers are understandably red-faced after they inadvertently aired five minutes of a gay porn soundtrack. Pink N...

WATCH: Haiku Reviews: Space Sculpture, Drag Opera And Piano History

Posted 02.04.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a biweekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the tradit...

Miles Davis Biopic In The Works

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

An upcoming Miles Davis biopic looks like it will see the light of day after George Tillman Jr. has agreed to direct. Tillman's resume includes the No...

Keeping the Music Alive

Herbie Hancock | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Herbie Hancock

My lesson for young people is to be willing to go out of your comfort zone and explore new territory. I never thought that at age 71 I would be creating a "crowd-sourced" music video with digital cameras that can blast images around the world in minutes. But I am.

A Tragic, Yet Uplifting, Symphony for Tulsa

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts
Adrian Margaret Brune

Racial disparity has become a core thematic underpinning for the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, nearly 50 years after a Tulsa race riot that was part of the lynchings and race riots of the era.

When the Heart Emerges Glistening a Powerful New Album by Ambrose Akinmusire

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

At the tender age of 29, trumpet player Ambrose Akinmusire, has garnered a plethora of accolades and acknowledgements this year for his recent work.

Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Swing Hard, On and Off the Course

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

This is not a blog about golf, although the two jazz musicians here in question will tell you their attempts to master the sport require almost as much time and energy as prepping for shows at the world's top music venues.

Celebrating the Living Legends of Jazz

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.03.2011 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Last July 4, I decided to assemble a list of some notable musicians, arrangers, impresarios and singers in the world of jazz who had passed their 70th birthday. A number are still actively engaged, robustly performing in their own current endeavors.

The Synchronicity of Benny Green's New Trio on His Latest Release Source

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 07.19.2011 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Green is an effervescent pianist who digs deep into the marrow of a song to find different approaches to make it sing. The obvious love that that these guys have for this music is genuine.

Christian McBride & Inside Straight - Fame Eludes Greatness

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Perhaps Christian McBride should have an affair with J.Lo, or punch Ashton Kutcher in the kisser, or sneak Lindsay Lohan out of rehab. They might be t...

My Midlife Jazz Crisis - Stage 1: The Acknowledgement

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

It's a harsh dose of reality when you realize that you're getting older and you find that your viewpoint toward what you love is not what it used to be.

Abbey Lincoln: Rest in Peace, My Beautiful Sister

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marlynn Snyder

Abbey Lincoln's voice was a rare instrument -- scratchy and lived in, a voice that easily revealed her long and varied life experiences. But it was also a thing of great beauty.

JAZZ: The Innovative Intersection Of Physics And Jazz

wsj.com | STUART ISACOFFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

During the '90s, while Mr. Iyer was cultivating his artistic voice at late-night gigs, his daylight hours were spent working as a physics major at the...

WATCH: JAZZ ON FILM: Wynton Marsalis Scores 'Louis," Plus Five Great Jazz Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Can't say he didn't focus on the music... Filmmaker Dan Pritzker's latest effort, Louis, is loosely based on the childhood of jazz legend Louis Armstr...

Moments Captured, A Moment Passed: Jazz Photographer Herman Leonard (1923 - 8/14/2010)

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cicily Janus

Herman Leonard's photos weren't just a black and white portrayal, they were a movement among dedicated artists to take jazz from the small venues to the ears of the world.

JAZZ MUSIC: Coveted And Savory Collection Snagged By National Jazz Museum

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This year the National Jazz Museum in Harlem acquired the entire set of nearly 1,000 discs, made at the height of the swing era, and has begun digitiz...

JAZZ: Musical Stylings Of A Bad-Ass: Miles Davis And Henry Rollins

Joseph Vella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

I never would have imagined that the recent installment of the Miles Davis podcast on JazzOnline.com would set off such a firestorm of debate. But that's what happened when Henry Rollins was added to the mix.

Nine Questions for Madeleine Peyroux

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Born in Athens, Georgia, Peyroux spent her teen years in Paris, where she developed a love for jazz. But there are no musical boundaries for Peyroux.

Chico Hamilton, Octogenarian, Releases New Jazz Album

Jessica Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Gross

"I don't make music for people. I make music for music's sake," Hamilton said. "I don't care where I make it. I could make music in the men's room, it don't matter."

Paul Simon's Lyrics & The Case Of The Vanishing Compact Disc

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The problem of compact discs disappearing from the marketplace is worse than it was only a year ago. Store buyers just ain't a-buyin' from the labels, and it's looking grim all over.