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2013 Stories by Aidan Levy

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  • Dudu Aharon

    published December 18, 2013

    For an alternative to the Matzo Ball, the annual Christmas Eve diversion for the Jews, Dudu Aharon is the Israeli Josh Groban, and he'll be... More >>

  • Punch Brothers

    published December 18, 2013

    Inside Llewyn Davis executive music producer T Bone Burnett considers The Punch Brothers mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile the Louis Armstrong... More >>

  • Miss Tess and the Talkbacks

    published December 4, 2013

    Nashville meets Brooklyn on the country chic The Love I Have For You, Tess’s recently released second album on rootsy label Signature... More >>

  • Roy Ayers

    published November 13, 2013

    Roy Ayers is one of those musicians' musicans who inspired Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, and Dr. Dre, but also has equal respect from jazz luminaries... More >>

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    published November 6, 2013

    Preservation Hall has been a New Orleans institution for more than 50 years, but the trad-jazz ambassadors have only recently released their first... More >>

  • Deer Tick

    published October 30, 2013

    Deer Tick's latest, Negativity, channels lead singer John McCauley's apocalyptic 2012 into a reflective collection of remorseful hard-luck... More >>

  • 'An Evening of Britten and Muhly'

    published October 16, 2013

    Innovative classical composer Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys has its U.S. premiere this month at the Met, but here he takes time to pay homage... More >>

  • Of Montreal

    published October 16, 2013

    "I have a feeling you wanna be the female Henry Miller," Kevin Barnes wryly chants on "Belle Glade Missionaries," from Of Montreal's latest... More >>

  • John Zorn

    published September 25, 2013

    Downtown icon John Zorn's month-long 60th birthday celebration winds down at typical breakneck pace with a visceral double header featuring his... More >>

  • The Flaming Lips

    published September 25, 2013

    As the world awaits Lipsha, the unlikely brainchild of the Flaming Lips and Kesha, Lips fans will have to content themselves more of The... More >>

  • Regina Carter

    published September 25, 2013

    The reigning queen of jazz violin has carved a niche for herself by blending the traditionalist style of Stephane Grappelli with the avant-garde... More >>

  • Antibalas

    published September 25, 2013

    Brooklyn's Afrobeat ambassadors turn on the juice at Surround Sounds Brooklyn, a benefit for MIMA Music, an urban outreach non-profit dedicated to... More >>

  • Those Darlins

    published September 25, 2013

    Feminist rockabilly sounds like an oxymoron, but these darlins pull it off with a brash combination of sass, sex appeal, and the unvarnished truth... More >>

  • 'Zorn @ 60: Masada Marathon'

    published September 4, 2013

    The day after Yom Kippur, downtown visionary composer John Zorn hosts an extended evening of his Book of Angels series, perhaps the crown jewel of... More >>

  • Taj Mahal

    published August 28, 2013

    At 71, Taj Mahal still tours more than 150 days out of the year. Maybe it's his diet—the guitarist holds a degree in agronomy and animal... More >>

  • Modern English

    published August 21, 2013

    These post-punk Brits may have stopped the world in 1982, back when their hit "I Melt With You" captured Cold War brinksmanship through the... More >>

  • The California Honeydrops

    published August 7, 2013

    Their latest album, Like You Mean It, is pure soul—not the kitschy kind, but that deep brand of soul that springs from the taproots of... More >>

  • Charlie Hunter

    published July 17, 2013

    he eight-string guitarist breathes new life into Top 40 radio, that inescapable format that thrives on repetition but rarely gets the jazz... More >>

  • Jaclyn Rose

    published June 26, 2013

    The Filipino-American California transplant has cut her teeth on the New York jazz scene during the past two years, honing a vocal style that... More >>

  • Laurie Anderson

    published June 19, 2013

    Anderson devotes June 18 to stories and June 19 to songs, celebrating her 1983 landmark opera United States, a song cycle that challenges... More >>

  • Nellie McKay

    published June 19, 2013

    The silver-tongued McKay reprises her role from the 2012 indie film Downtown Express alongside Grammy-nominated classical violinist... More >>

  • Wayne Shorter

    published June 19, 2013

    The jazz giant turns 80 in August, a milestone he's marking early with an all-star birthday concert featuring collaborators past and present. This... More >>

  • John Zorn

    published June 5, 2013

    When John Zorn and Bill Laswell meet, all hell breaks loose. Both consummate improvisers, Zorn, a saxophonist, experimental composer and... More >>

  • 'Jazz Age Lawn Party'

    published June 5, 2013

    A critical mass of the city's flappers, dandies, and vaudevillians give Baz Luhrmann a run for his money during this weekend time warp on an... More >>

  • Claudia Acune

    published May 15, 2013

    Steeped in the bossa tradition and the folkloric culture of her native Santiago, Chile, Claudia Acuna ushers in the change of season with her... More >>

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