Salamishah Tillet explains why Simone’s pursuit of a life without fear still gives us all — musicians and fans alike — something to learn from.
Willard Robison wrote strange pastoral tunes in the mid-1920s. Jazz guitarist Matt Munisteri has been collecting and recording these songs for nearly a decade, and he’s finally gotten around to releasing his own versions.
The French guitarist, whose playing can be heard throughout Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, discusses his new album and the enduring influence of Django Reinhardt.
As part of its summer series on the sounds of music al fresco, Weekend Edition Saturday speaks with John Thornton, a trumpet player who holds court outside the National Archives.
Sung is a dazzling and passionate player with a flawless technique and an exquisite touch. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance graduate has played with such luminaries as Clark Terry and Wynton Marsalis. She shows off her compositional skills when she plays her own tune (“Hope Springs Eternally”), and she joins host Marian McPartland on “Someday My Prince Will Come.”
Preview some of the artists playing the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a musical grand prix.
Players pair off and rejoin, chase each other and catch up at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
A visual tour of the Village Vanguard, New York City’s world-famous jazz club, capacity 123.
The Swedish jazz trio sculpts epic soundscapes on its first posthumous album, released four years after pianist Esbjörn Svensson’s death.