How Japan Came To Love Jazz

With this year’s International Jazz Day concert taking place in Osaka, an East Asian historian (a musician himself) describes how the music came across the Pacific — and how it took off after that.

3 Ways To Celebrate International Jazz Day

Today is International Jazz Day. UNESCO created this celebratory day in 2011 to promote “the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.” The centerpiece of the celebration is a concert that has already taken place in Osaka, Japan,

Song Of The Day: One (Or Five) More From Miles

We started our Jazz Appreciation Month Song Of The Day posts with a tune from Miles Davis, but this was before I was including bonus tracks, so I thought I’d end with Miles as well. I doubt anyone will argue that Miles is one of the major figures in jazz