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Michael Cain's Celestial Sounds on Sola

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.03.2015 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

An accomplished pianist, Mr. Cain's most recent work has had a distinctively electronic bent to it with colors and textures that seem to borrow from elements of jazz, hip hop and Electronic Dance Music.

'And Now...' Michael Oien

Cicily Janus | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Cicily Janus

N.Y.C.-based jazz bassist and composer, Michael Oien is just that... a hidden gem. Jazz bassists are often the most surprising when they come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. With his debut album, Michael Oien is doing just that.

Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Will Break Out in 2015-2016

Dan Karpuc | Posted 09.25.2015 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Heading into this season with the second-youngest team in the entire league, with an average of just 24.6 years old according to Real GM, the Jazz will be relying on center Rudy Gobert to be the rock of the squad on the inside.

Christian Scott Continues to Expand, Explore and Grow with Stretch Music

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

"On this record, you're going to hear 808s, you're going to hear subs, you're going to hear oscillating guitars, and you're going to hear distortion on shit other than guitar," Scott recently told Noisey.

The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.17.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.

New York Music Reporter Peter Occhiogrosso Pitches Memoir to Agents and Publishers

Stacy Clark | Posted 09.16.2015 | New York
Stacy Clark

It's been several years since Patti Smith's publication of "Just Kids," the musician's celebrated memoir that this year is being adapted for a limited series on Showtime

Former Obama White House Chief Releases Record (the Musical Kind)

Roxane Assaf | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.

Artist Spotlight: Michael McArthur and His Album 'Magnolia'

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The potency of the human voice has the power to move not only with its tone but also with its message. Beautiful vocals imbued with meaningful words creates an irresistible combination. Based out of Lakeland, Florida comes Michael McArthur, a soulful singer/songwriter.

Midnight McCartney & The Unity Sessions: Chats with Pat Metheny and John Pizzarelli, Plus Kim Edwards and Art Schop

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"This one was totally by surprise. The first one was an idea we dreamed up back at RCA. We didn't have any letter from Paul McCartney saying, 'Make a Beatle record,' but this one was out of the clear blue."

Sweet Soul Sugar Sista

Amalia Watty | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Amalia Watty

Anguilla gave me life and made me who I am today. I got a full dose of gospel, soul and R&B music during my journeys to nearby islands where we would perform spiritual dance with our church group.

Sweet Soul Sugar Sista

Amalia Watty | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Amalia Watty

Anguilla gave me life and made me who I am today. I got a full dose of gospel, soul and R&B music during my journeys to nearby islands where we would perform spiritual dance with our church group.

New Artist Reviews: Kiravell

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Traveling can evoke innovations and creations unlike any other muse. The inundation of new interactions, challenges, tastes, sights, smells and sounds awaken the spirit. Singer, songwriter, and healer, Meniyka Kiravell, has dipped the quill of her mind into the bottomless inkwell of travel.

'Rudimental in Jamaica' for We The Generation!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

In 2013, they hit us with Home, which became a #1 debut album in the UK for this global-platinum selling electronic act Rudimental. Since then, we've seen them raising the desert temperature at Coachella and back-to-back statewide sold out shows.

10 Years After Katrina, A Tribute to New Orleans With Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kataalyst Alcindor

Tavis Smiley | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Despite the tremendous losses suffered during those terrifying days and nights in August ten years ago, we pause to remember those who were lost... celebrate those who survived... and praise those who call New Orleans home.

New Artist Reviews: Gideon King and City Blog

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Though jazz was never dead, it has definitely been seeing a resurgence within the past few years. Not only has it been regaining popularity, but it has also evolved, keeping its same technical sensibilities but adding new elements that are keeping the genre fresh and very much alive.

"Elysium": Chatting With Al Di Meola and Reuben Hollebon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Reuben, you've built part of your story by engineering for acts like Basement Jaxx, Courtney Barnett and even The London Symphony Orchestra. Where does performing and recording as an artist yourself fit into your bigger creative picture?

Larry Coryell and The Eleventh House, Reunited at the Blue Note 7/17/15

Roger Weisman | Posted 07.21.2015 | Arts
Roger Weisman

"This music still feels relevant," Larry Coryell, legendary Jazz guitarist and "Godfather of Fusion," said to the packed house at The Blue Note Friday night, "and if it feels good, then it is good."

Special Friendship With Rescue Parrot Helps Homeless Jazz Singer Find Her Wings

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 07.22.2015 | Good News

  Wende Harston has a reason to sing. Though the Denver jazz artist recently fell on hard times and lost her home, she's found som...

"Blue Camus" and the Path Not Taken: Ben Sidran Blends Philosophy & Jazz

Roxane Assaf | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

At the glamorous waterside student union on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, 50 feet from where he first played with Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs back in the '60s, Madison-based jazz artist Ben Sidran gazed out at the summer crowds exuding satisfaction and serenity. No regrets.

Shaun Martin Takes the Reins With Debut Album Seven Summers

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

At 6:43 in Snarky Puppy's video for "Lingus," the closer on 2014's We Like It Here, Shaun Martin puts his head in hands. As Cory Henry climbs closer to the finale of a stratospheric keyboard solo, Martin's mock disgust -that "this dude" gesture- embodies what we're all feeling.

Americana for the Fourth of July

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 07.04.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

But seriously, if there's a time to use the word Americana, it's got to be July 4th, right? So here are some genre-bending releases that fit the name.

My Conversation With Robert Glasper On the Diversity of Black Music

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.03.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight I'm joined by two-time Grammy-winner Robert Glasper. The talented and innovative pianist has reunited with his jazz trio on the hit new album, Covered, which was recorded in front of a live audience at Capitol Studios.

10 Things I Learned about Nina Simone

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I screened What Happened, Ninan Simone? on Netflix. The title comes from a Maya Angelou quote: Miss Simone, you are idolized, even loved, by million...

You Know That Waxy Turquoise And Purple Cup That's So '90s? Meet Its Genius Designer

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.26.2015 | Good News

You may not know its name, but we know you've seen the classic squiggly design that's most recognizable from paper cups. Yeah, you know what we're...

Norwegian Experimental Jazz Octet, Jaga Jazzist, Set to Play Electric Forest Festival

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.24.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

With a steady body of work under their belt over the past couple decades, Jaga Jazzist recently released their newest album Starfire on the renowned Ninja Tune Records imprint.