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Rubén Blades Swings Big Band Jazz And Rumba On New Album

The iconic actor and musician teams with Jazz At Lincoln Center to sing big band swing tunes and ...


Kamasi Washington Connects ‘Hub-Tones’ To Pan-African Ideology

Kamasi Washington’s mesmerizing take on the tune by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard gets an equally transcendental visual treatment.


Mark de Clive-Lowe Takes Risks To Unlock His Creativity

Pianist and electronic DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe turns his mistakes into art by sampling his bandmates live in ...


Behind A Death In Queens, A Major Loss For The Avant-Garde Jazz Community

Headlines this week have highlighted the macabre circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Panico, but overlooked his notable ...