Matthew Kassel

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  • 2 years ago | Jazz

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  • 2 years ago

    Two weeks ago, at Douglass Street Music Collective in Gowanus, a group of young iconoclasts milled quietly about, drinking beer as the musician Josh Sinton sat on a handmade stage before them, producing whooshy, long tones on a contrabass clarinet...

  • 3 years ago | Jazz

    The Lenox Lounge, Harlem's hallowed jazz club which closed on December 31 after a rent dispute between the club's owner, Alvin Reed, and the space's landlord, Ricky Edmonds, is opening up again two blocks north of its original location. The club w...

  • 3 years ago

    On a cold Saturday night last month, a day after what should have been the end of the world, there were no sighs of relief to be heard at the Lenox Lounge, Harlem's storied bar and jazz club that closed on December 31. Houston Person, a tenor saxo...

  • 3 years ago | Jazz

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  • 3 years ago | Jazz

    Dave Brubeck, a jazz pianist and composer who made some of the most deceptively simple music of the 20th century, died yesterday morning at the age of 91. Born in Concord, Calif., on Dec. 6, Brubeck learned classical piano at a young age from his ...