iOS app Android app

Jazz

The King and I: Remembering King Bhumibol

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.21.2016 | Travel
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

In the early 1950s our record of the month club--started by my late husband, Sam Josefowitz--was expanding into other countries. Concert Hall Society,...

Awakening Joy Through Jazz Studies

New England Conservatory | Posted 11.08.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Awakening Joy Through Jazz Studies By Joel Yennior Albert Einstein once proclaimed, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative e...

Ex New Yorkers Need their Fix

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.07.2016 | Travel
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

It's not like we haven't visited NYC every chance we got over the past 8 years, because we have- many times. It's just that we always ended up in a di...

Singer Explores the Sad, Celebratory Heart of Samba

Marty Lipp | Posted 10.12.2016 | Arts
Marty Lipp

Sometimes you find a perfect pairing of singer and songwriter. Teresa Cristina, who has been singing in Brazil for years, now seems at a breakout mome...

Arturo O'Farrill Leads His Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra With Sizzling Rhythms and Subversive Politics

ZEALnyc | Posted 10.11.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, October 11, 2016 Earlier this year at one of his concerts, Arturo O'Farrill thanked the crowd with his credo...

Kimmel Center Propels Philly Arts Scene Past New York

Laura Goldman | Posted 10.05.2016 | Arts
Laura Goldman

Shh! Don't tell New Yorkers but the Philadelphia arts scene now rivals New York thanks in large part to the leadership of the Kimmel Center.

The Monterey Jazz Festival: Through the Lens of a First-Timer

Valerie Wardlaw | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment
Valerie Wardlaw

This past weekend, I attended the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) in picturesque Monterey, California. I was a bona fide festival first-timer. You're p...

Ghosts in the Machine, Part III: The Ghosts

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

This is the third in a series of articles on jazz musicians in popular music and jazz and popular music as fields of study in higher education. Gho...

Young Vocalist/Composer Cécile McLorin Salvant Plays Jazz on Her Own Terms--From Eclectic Styles to Feminist Backlash

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.31.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, August 31, 2016 For the dynamic and creative jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant to be largely unaware tha...

I Hear America Singing (Sometimes It's the Blues)

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.25.2016 | Good News
Paula Gordon

I heard America singing on Sunday night. Bluesman extraordinaire* Buddy Guy's music rang like the flip-side of Walt Whitman's famous poem. Whitman i...

Rhonda Ross Marches To Her Own Drumbeat Of Life

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 08.18.2016 | Entertainment
Dustin Fitzharris

Rhonda Ross just wrapped up a summer tour which brought her to large, iconic festivals in Aspen and Chicago and to smaller venues dotting America's heartland.

Music Lovers Gather at 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

On a hot mid-August summer weekend in Richmond, Virginia, thousands of music lovers gathered for the seventh annual Richmond Jazz Festival.

Getting Down And Dirty (UGH, Pun Intended) With POTUS' Playlist

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Serge Leshchuk

I listened to it, and I didn't throw up. I need a medal. But since breaking down summer playlists is a thing , let's break it down.

JIL Speaks Openly About New York's Full Moon Festival

Kyle Stevens | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

The Full Moon Fest will bring a new level of excitement to New York City's music scene on August 20th and 21st at Governors Island. With artists like...

Daily Meditation: Enchantment

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Gregory Porter: 'The Word 'Political' Doesn't Scare Me'

FaceCulture | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
FaceCulture

Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter has never shied away from political conversations in his music. On his fourth album Take Me To The A...

Ghosts in the Machine, Part II: "The Machinery"

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

This is the second in a series of articles on jazz musicians in popular music and jazz and popular music as fields of study in higher education. Jaz...

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes -- A Sisterhood Jazz Quartet

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Randee Mia Berman

Fast forward about 3,000 years to Israel Horovitz' play Out of the Mouths of Babes. In this striking Cherry Lane Theatre production (www.cherrylanetheatre.org), the Babes are adults. Out of their mouths comes wit..with claws. Picture four sassy, savvy, snarky babes -- all ex-wives and lovers of the same beloved Professor -- clumped together in one Paris apartment for his funeral.

Rare Rossini and Hot Jazz at Caramoor

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

Photo by Gabe Palacio By Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, July 15, 2016 Let's talk about Caramoor. I have spent many a night lying on the law...

Umbria Jazz Festival 2016: Report From Perugia

Lina de la Torre | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

There was a lull in the city of Perugia during the week leading up to the Umbria Jazz 2016 festival before the jazz fans arrived and filled the city to the brim.

Guitars, Ghosts and Rockstars! Inside the mind of Paul Reed Smith

Brett Berhoff | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
Brett Berhoff

Brett Berhoff invites us for an exclusive backstage experience in his Legends of Music series where he spends time with the most inspiring minds from ...

I'm With Stupid: Rest in P, Wizard Of Woo

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.08.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I've been running a kids camp this summer, and any time we go somewhere as a group -- to a museum or whatever -- we have huge fights over who controls...

Autobiography of the Lower East Side

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 07.08.2016 | Books
Melody Breyer-Grell

Some decades ago, before it was rechristened the "East Village," New York's Alphabet City was a destination of true Bohemians, even literally, with the Czechs amongst other Eastern European immigrants. And then, in the late '50's and early '60's came the "intellectuals." Poets, novelists, jazz musicians and political progressives of all colors took up residence in that section of the city, living side by side with the immigrants.

Where To Hear Jazz in NYC This Summer

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, July 5 2016 OK, we are now officially into our summer with the temps regularly rising into the 80s, so it's ...

Mozart And Music Central Characters For Visitors To Salzburg

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Tom Hook, the New Orleans jazz pianist sitting next to me at the Mozart dinner concert my last night in Salzburg explained his presence at the event w...