These are the best jazz shows in NYC in August. See also: Finding Hip-Hop's Beginning in Afrika Bambaataa's 40,000-Deep Record Collection
These are the 10 best jazz shows in New York this month. (Here for more on Jazz Appreciation Month.)
A Spotify playlist of Sam Rivers' work is here. Jazz composer, multi-instrumentalist, and organizer Sam Rivers died of pneumonia on December 26. Rivers' importance to the American jazz avant-garde extended beyond his recordings and performances. In his demonstration of artistic self-reliance and co ... More >>
Tensions between promoters and musicians underscore this year's slate
Vernon Reid, up to somethingWithout a guide, Winter Jazzfest can make you pretty crazy. On Friday and Saturday night, five venues -- Le Poisson Rouge, Zinc Bar, Kenny's Castaways, Sullivan Hall, and the Bitter End -- will feature a total of 68 short sets (new performers take the stage every h ... More >>
It's the first week of the new year! This also means it's the first week to break your resolutions to drink less and sleep more. Enablers that we are, behold your week in nightlife, featuring the return of our favorite Lower East Side fete, a music festival, a lot of disco, and so much more.
The adventurous Ten headlines the Voice's Fifth Annual Jazz Critics' Poll
Robert Glasper, bringing along his continuing ExperimentAs we have previously opined, January's annual two-day Winter Jazzfest is one of the season's signature live-music events, packing an ever-expanding number of downtown clubs (five this year) with an ever-expanding cabal of folks inexplic ... More >>
A 12-hour workout for your ears
We jazz June, we thrive soon
Roswell Rudd has my favorite of the snapshots collected hereEarly January's Winter Jazzfest, a two-night, multi-venue fete that lured thousands of folks into Greenwich Village to see dozens of downtown-jazz stalwarts (Voice poll darlings Vijay Iyer and Darcy James Argue were among the star at ... More >>
Craig Harris meets W.E.B. DuBois and together they recreate two magnificent traditions
Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa sure are tough-mindedand also Indian Americans
The Bush administration breaks up the long-running dance between American and Cuban musicians.
Dave Holland Enlarges His Horizon
Iverson, Iyer, and Moran Go It Alone at the Jazz Standard
Abbey Lincoln Shows Us What She's Got
Reissues by the Boxful, Singers by the Cut
Dissertations on the Percussive School
Living History or Death Sentence?