Better than: The debates.
The pianist Aaron Goldberg has been organizing jazz benefit concerts for every presidential election since 2004 to raise money for the Democratic side. I'm the kind of person to shy away from partisan events in general, where, I've found, sanctimony can hang heavy in the a ... More >>
New York is, on any given day, practically oozing with great jazz. Here's a list of jazz shows happening in the city this week we think you'll enjoy.
Jazz for Obama 2012: The Jazz Concert for America's Future
Jazz may have lost its political edge in the 1960s, but that doesn't mean that jazz musici ... More >>
Trio 3 featuring Jason Moran
Thursday, July 19
Better than: Bidness as usual.
In theory, last night's gig by a piano-augmented version of Trio 3 had its share of conventions. For starters, Oliver Lake stood out front on the bandstand at Birdland with an alto saxophone, the presumptive le ... More >>
Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding Trio
Thursday, January 12
Better than: More sniping and griping about the future of jazz.
Maybe you've heard, but there's currently a storm, part lament and part manifesto, brewing in one quarter of the jazz scene, in which dep ... More >>
Every year, 327 cities around the world arrange to simultaneously celebrate the first day of summer. So on Sunday, Make Music New York sponsors 800 free performances spanning all five boroughs. The most appropriately superlative event is at the Guggenheim, where 80 trombonists will line the museum' ... More >>