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From Graceland To A Galaxy To Further Explorations: Chatting With Jeff Lorber And Eddie Gomez, Plus Paul Simon's Classic Turns 25

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.19.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Man, it was 25 years ago. The Grammy-winning album Graceland -- following what was arguably Paul's best album to that point, Hearts And Bones -- helped change the rules of pop music and politics.

The Real Celebration at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

This is a memorable event, not only for the opportunity to hear, see and meet some of the living Jazz legends but, also to be part of the group as the Jazz Masters greet one another.

Jazz Mascot Drops Cake On Fans

Posted 01.12.2012 | Sports

During the Utah's game against Cleveland on Tuesday night, the Jazz mascot (creatively named mascot "Bear") was delivering a birthday cake to a lucky ...

Astoria Characters: The On-Beat Brothers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.28.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Enrico de Trizio and Giancarlo de Trizio start jamming to the rhythm of their new-found city. The brothers -- Enrico on the melodica and Giancarlo on the cajón -- have never played to the sky before, but once they start, they don't want to stop.

WATCH: Nuggets Make It Look Easy Against Jazz

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets' fast-paced style is making everything look easy. Nene scored 25 points, reserve Al Harrington had 18 points and seven r...

Jazz Forward Throws Down Jaw-Dropping Dunk.. That Doesn't Count

Posted 12.22.2011 | Sports

If Jazz forward Jeremy Evans' dunk had counted, it certainly would have been nominated for dunk of the year (even though it's just preseason). In the ...

Last Night: Was Woody Any Good? | Posted 02.20.2012 | Miami

Famed director Woody Allen brought his New Orleans Jazz Band and a room from The House of the Rising Sun to the Fillmore Miami Beach. Reminiscent of t...

Jazz, Math, Tech & Lyle Mays

Joseph Vella | Posted 02.19.2012 | Arts
Joseph Vella

One of the most intriguing events in jazz this year that went largely unnoticed was something that I accidentally stumbled upon.

Practice, Proficiency, Mastery

Irene Tanner | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Irene Tanner

Being a superb musical artist such as Lady Gaga or Tony Bennett requires years of solid study embracing many genres and generations.

Paul Winter on The 32nd Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Joseph Vella | Posted 02.11.2012 | New York
Joseph Vella

This annual celebration is one of the most popular events in New York City during the holiday season. In my interview with Paul Winter, he tells us about what he has in store for this year's performance.

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...

Chatting With Stanley Jordan, Lindsay Buckingham's ...Small Machine, "Pray For Sleep" With The Box Story, and Seven From StevieMix

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Although Stanley Jordan is credited with being one of the great jazz guitarists, he doesn't just play in that genre.

Jazz Pianist Jason Moran To Advise Kennedy Center

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday tapped 36-year-old pianist and composer Jason Moran to be its artistic advise...

Detroit Royalty at the Bob Evans

Rick Sperling | Posted 01.23.2012 | Detroit
Rick Sperling

With Motown being Detroit's calling card around the world, why wouldn't the early pioneers be considered Detroit royalty? We do not do a good job of celebrating our own.

Interview: Vince Mendoza (Jazz Composer Extraordinaire)

Joseph Vella | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
Joseph Vella

In the modern era of jazz, finding a true composer to follow is not the easiest thing to do. Especially if the composer can actually write beautifully melodic and emotionally deep music. Vince Mendoza does this and more.

Wallace Berman: The Aleph Male

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.18.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

All too rare is an art exhibition that invites the viewer to share in the joy of discovery, engaging us as confidants in new revelations that suddenly seem self-evident. "Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976," is just such an exhibition.

Right-Handed People Don't Like Reggae? Study Says No.

Posted 11.17.2011 | Black Voices

If Bob Marley's alleged left-handedness and Musical Youth's preference to pass the dutchie to the left are any indication, researchers at the Universi...

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.

Don't Save the Lincoln Theater

Eli Lehrer | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC
Eli Lehrer

Despite the place's storied jazz history I can't find any evidence that there's been a single jazz event there any time recently. Quite simply, nobody wants or needs the venue.

Brubeck's Signature, Signed with Time

Network Awesome | Posted 12.11.2011 | Arts
Network Awesome

While we often think of jazz in terms of syncopated rhythms and lush dissonance, pianist Dave Brubeck was one of the first to help shape that style of experimentation.

'God Is Everywhere Present And In All Things': Experiencing The Sacred Within Secular Music

Charles Howard | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Charles Howard

The life of faith is a love story. And in my life, the lyrics of many love songs have helped me to grow in love with God.

The Way You Sing It

Gary Zukav | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Gary Zukav

A friend took a trip to New Orleans after Katrina. He is a jazz musician and singer. He has been most of his life, and he feels that jazz is the greatest thing that has happened in America.

Behind the Scenes With Kurt Elling

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Who doesn't love listening to live jazz at The Green Mill? When jazz greats, such as Kurt Elling, take the stage, it is easy to understand why The Green Mill is often referred to as legendary.

WATCH: Now We Know Cows Love Jazz

Posted 11.11.2011 | Comedy

Earlier this summer, we learned that beluga whales love mariachi music. In more animal/musical appreciation news, cows love New Orleans jazz. In th...