These are the best jazz shows in NYC in April, otherwise known as Jazz Appreciation Month! Read more about JAM and the JazzApril campaign.
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These are the best jazz shows in NYC in September. Orrin Evans Pianist Orrin Evans of Philadelphia recently co-founded the artist collective Likemind, and for six nights at Jazz Standard (Sept. 3-8) he'll give a good idea of its breadth and purpose. He opens with Tarbaby, a quartet featuring renown ... More >>
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Pianist Orrin Evans is a busy man. With nearly 20 albums out under his own leadership and a slew of impressive sideman performances to his credit, he's built a sterling reputation on the modern, straight-ahead jazz scene. His music has melody and swing, with a dash of groove here and there, and he f ... More >>
"I was before my time, as the record labels would say." At 17, Angela "Mecca" Scott was beckoned by producer Ski Beatz to fly from her Virginia home up to New York City to sing on a track for an up-and-coming Brooklyn rapper named Jay-Z. Over a beat based around a sample from jazz pianist Ah ... More >>
The adventurous Ten headlines the Voice's Fifth Annual Jazz Critics' Poll
A new six-CD box makes the same case fellow jazz musicians have made for decades
Linkin Park, favorably compared to Radiohead by Christopher R. Weingarten.In this week's Village Voice, Francis Davis weighs in on the new eight-CD box set honoring jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal, Christopher R. Weingarten compares Linkin Park's new A Thousand Suns to Radiohead's OK Computer, and C ... More >>
Transcending roots and relishing every moment, whether you've got the rhythm section or not
New releases, reissues, debuts, and moreeach critic's picks
A choreographer slips behind the camera's eye
Who knew the Mets announcer could tell bebop from bunting?
An enchanted afternoon with Hiromi, Japanese prog-jazz big-shot extraordinaire
A piano trio whose fundamental aesthetic is irreverentget it, coppers, irreverent?
Brad Mehldau gets over himself with assists from Monk, Cole Porter, and a saxophone
Erroll Garner Played for Fun
The Bad Plus's Equilateral Chamber Jazz
Bill Charlap's Trio Play the Melody and Listen to Each Other
Actress and Singer-Songwriter Abbey Lincoln Reinvents Herself Yet Again
Jason Moran Helps Blue Note Be Blue Note
Martial Solal Plays Everything All at Once
A Hard Rain Starts to Fall
Bringing Musicians Back to Life
The Best New Jazz CDs of the Year of Louis and Miles