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Terese Genecco and Her Little Big Band -- a Monthly Romp at the Iridium Jazz Club

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Terese Genecco has just celebrated her fourth year singing jazzy tunes to the beat of her "Little Big Band." Her voice, robust but not brassy, swings melodically like an old time vocalist.

Jazz Teammates Connect On Impressive Alley-Oop

Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports We'll admit: The first time we watched this alley-oop by Jazz forward Jeremy Evans, we weren't all that impresse...

A Sound Surreal: Why Everyone Should Hear Bilal Oliver

Jeremy Johnson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Jeremy Johnson

Bilal is not new. He's not an artist finding his voice, looking for his sound, or breaking into music with reckless abandon, begging you to like him. Bilal is a professional. He is a craftsman who knows exactly what you didn't know you needed to hear.

Ritual Action: Vijay Iyer and Prashant Bhargava Merge The Rite of Spring With the Holi Festival

William Robin | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
William Robin

I recently spoke with Iyer and Bhargava in separate phone conversations, to discover how they navigated between Stravinsky and Holi.

Best of March Music -- Rock, Country & Jazz

Dusty Wright | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Thom Yorke, Flea, long time Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, session drummer Joey Waronker, and percussionist Mauro Refosco have conjured up some heady experimental rock and electronica juju on this album of Radiohead-like alt-dance and fragmented rock tunes.

Liza & Alan's Love Fest at Town Hall

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Karen Fragala Smith

She has survived four marriages, two hip replacements, a visit to Betty Ford, a knee replacement, and a near-fatal bout with encephalitis. But her personal struggles have only endeared Liza Minnelli to us all the more.

The Lessons I've Learned From Jazz

Nat Wolff | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Nat Wolff

I have learned a lot from Jazz. I compare good acting to jazz music. The more you study and prepare as an actor, the more equipped you are to live in the moment. Just like the gifted musicians in my dad's quartet, it takes a courageous actor to be free.

Breaking Through After Coming Out: A Conversation With Spencer Day

Zach Udko | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Zach Udko

I sat down with Spencer Day to discuss The Mystery of You and jazz's slow stride to acceptance of gay artists.

Marching Down the Road Unknown -- Life Lessons From Jazz

Nikolaj Fischer | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Nikolaj Fischer

Although performing arts play an important role at the World Economic Forum, it is not common to have such a famous musician as Chris Washburn on the stage who combines art with an exercise in jazz, improvisation, and life lessons.

Starlight: A Conversation With Joan Armatrading , Plus a Mika Newton Exclusive, and Bill Levenson Tevisits Duane Allman's Legacy

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Ukraine's Mika Newton, signed to American Idol judge & Grammy Award-winning producer Randy Jackson's label earlier this year, has a new Paul Oakenfold remix for her latest single, "Come Out And Play."

'You Don't Play Like A Girl': Queer In A Jazz World

Allison Miller | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Allison Miller

The jazz world is a boys' club. How would I continue to play the music I loved while being a radical lesbian feminist? How was I supposed to be one of the boys when I was realizing how powerful I felt as a woman? I began to feel oppressed while on the road playing the music I loved.

Birdland Jazz Party: A Sunday in New York

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

A true party in every sense of the world, Birdland hits one out of the park, each Sunday night at 6:00.

New Orleans Jazz Fest On The Cheap

Home Away | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Home Away

New Orleans on Mardi Gras is like a kid hopped on Halloween candy. A good time is a guarantee, but is it worth it? Maybe not. Don't fret if you missed out on the Mardi Gras frenzy. Instead, plan a visit this spring for the equally exciting New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Former NC State Coach Arrested

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Sports

RALEIGH, N.C. — Former North Carolina State basketball coach Sidney Lowe was arrested Monday and charged with failing to file his North Carolina...

Jeremy Evans Dunks Over Painting.. Of Himself Dunking Over Painting

Posted 02.17.2013 | Sports

Jeremy Evans tried to add some high culture to his high-flying repertoire. After he vaulted over former Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton earlier during...

Tap Dance Preserved

Adria Rolnik | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Tap is jazz, tap is Broadway, tap is culture blending at its best -- the history of tap is rich, the dancing electric. We should pay attention.

Is Not Loving Cage A Sin?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

Recently, Daniel Asia, a composer with an impeccable pedigree who heads the composition department at the University of Arizona, posted on the Huff...

5 New Reasons to Visit New Orleans

Lynn Parramore | Posted 03.25.2013 | Travel
Lynn Parramore

Funky and fascinating New Orleans has seen its share of hard times. After Katrina's destruction in 2005, may wondered how -- or if -- the city could ever recover. More than seven years later, the city has rebuilt many areas and billions of dollars have been pumped into public works and the levee system.

What Is True?

Fred Waitzkin | Posted 03.12.2013 | Books
Fred Waitzkin

But how does one reconcile the idea of truth-telling with an inability to differentiate between reality and fantasy? I think that question goes to the essence of great fiction and poetry making, and also perhaps to the uncanny power of dreams.

Jazz Avoid Late Collapse To Beat Nets

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 12.19.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Mo Williams scored 19 points, Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 Tuesday night des...

LISTEN: Lady Gaga's Jazz Cover Of 'You And I'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Entertainment

Good news for little monsters! Lady Gaga has released a jazz cover of her hit, "You and I." The single was originally released in 2011, as a part ...

The Dave Brubeck Quartet Changed My Life (and I Didn't Know It)

Doug Bradley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

"Time Out," it said in big bold letters under the band's name. Even the cover was intoxicating -- strange shapes and bright colors and bizarre objects that you couldn't quite figure out. I looked at Steve, a question on my face.

Clippers Hand Jazz First Loss At Home

AP | LYNN DeBRUIN | Posted 12.04.2012 | Sports

SALT LAKE CITY -- Blake Griffin scored 30 points, Jamal Crawford added 20 off the bench and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Utah 105-104 on Monday n...

Mark de Clive Lowe: Orbiter of Sound

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.30.2013 | DC
Wyatt Closs

Too bad Mark de Clive Lowe doesn't own a soul spaceship. He could've used one. It might not have taken him so long to pick up all that he has learned and shared from so many musical places

A Night Out: Jazz And Fried Chicken At MONO+MONO

Gastronomista | Posted 11.28.2012 | Taste
Gastronomista

Head over to MONO+MONO, order a soju martini, request a song from the band and enjoy the analog.