These are the best jazz shows in NYC in March.
Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Saxophone giant Tim Berne is one forward-thinking renegade who started altering the landscape of jazz in the mid-1970s by wielding his horn and, in a show of then-unheard of DIY vision, launched his own record label. A late bloomer, Berne didn't pick up a sax until his very late teens but upon his ... More >>
Winter Jazzfest Friday-Saturday, January 6-7 Better than: Summer Zydeco Fest (assuming such a terror exists). After a discordant, twisted reimagining of Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary" by his trio Ceramic Dog, guitarist Marc Ribot slyly reminded the audience at Sullivan Hall Friday wha ... More >>
Michael Wilson Already renowned as arranger to the stars and New York's go-to violinist, Jenny Scheinman is building a new reputation as a formidable bandleader as well; her emotive scrapes and dramatic whines now dance around the propulsive jazz-rock of a newish quartet. The bandbassi ... More >>
Brian Chase (l) and Alan Licht (r) perform at Kenny's Castaways on June 23. Second Annual Undead Jazzfest Kenny's Castaways, Sullivan Hall, (le) poisson rouge, The Bell House, Littlefield, CrossFit Gym, Homage Skateboard Training Facility Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25 Better ... More >>
Transcending roots and relishing every moment, whether you've got the rhythm section or not
In 2009, the traditional practice of exchanging physical copies of records for money is a trade that might best be called quixotic. But New Yorkers are stubborn people, and the record store is not dead. Below, the top ten records that sold in the last week at a store near you. Scott FriedlanderMich ... More >>
A musician fights off brain cancer
William Parker's New York festival pays dividends for record buyers everywhere
A down year still yields plenty of power and exhilaration for adventurous jazzheads
Some get by with subtlety, but thrashing ferocity works great too
Some of today's best jazz strikes purists as not sounding like jazz at all
Brooklyn post-jazzers bring a new label into the world
To get a bead on Satoko Fujii's CDs, first you have to count them
With the Brit avant-garde, rust-belt saxophone, Braxton standards, Dylan standards
Gypsies and Jews, Afro-Cubans and avant-gardists, led by two smashing piano players