Blue Note Jazz Festival, Helen Sung Quartet, and more lead a great month for live jazz
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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 >>
After a historic run, the famed Harlem jazz club shuts its doors
The leaves are falling, but jazz music will be sticking around a while longer. Here's a list of shows happening in the city we think you'll enjoy.
Terry & Gyan Riley Skirball Center, New York University Friday, September 14 Forro in the Dark, Debo Band Skirball Center, New York University Sunday, September 16 Better than: A Pink Floyd laser show. A couple of what used to be called "world music" actslocal Brazilian expats Forro in the ... More >>
Sound of the City's monthlong tournament to determine the quintessential New York City musician (since 1955, the year of the Village Voice's founding) is taking over our site all March. The full schedule and results (as of March 23) below; you can also follow along with our bracket.
Guitarist Vernon Reid is best known as the leader of the hard rock/metal band Living Colour. Before that, though, he was a fixture on the New York avant-garde scene, blending rock, jazz and noise as a member of drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, duetting with Bill Frisell on the albu ... More >>
In the mid-'90s, before getting saddled with the term became a dirty word, Trans Am was one of the core members of the post-rock scene. While their label and scenemates in Tortoise meticulously concocted easy-listening fake jazz tailored for indie brainiacs, Trans Am played the part of the prog-obse ... More >>
The crossover-minded pianist's decade-long evolutionary plan continues with Ten
When CC Sabathia introduced Yankee Stadium to the world in the regular season home opener, his $161 million paycheck was a real knee-slapper to haters everywhere. Yankees don't lose home openers. They just don't. And in their new stadium's maiden voyage? No chance lance. But I guess the In ... More >>
Using YouTube to beat back critical malaise and bullshit race-baiting arguments
Maria Schneider keeps her orchestra on its toes with works both challenging and sublime
Gorgeous crate-digger mag Wax Poetics teaches us to value the artifact as much as the art
An enchanted afternoon with Hiromi, Japanese prog-jazz big-shot extraordinaire
Ferocious homage mingles with daring fusion, looking both back and beyond
Contrary to Corinthians, a thing of beauty is a joy forever. Especially absolute rhythm.
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Free dancing under the night sky
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A perfectionist who takes pride in not being prolific contacts Evans and Mingus online
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