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Chien Chien Lu’s Path is Solid

Chien Chien Lu is a jazz vibraphonist, contemporary percussionist, and composer from Taiwan who has recently stepped forward as a composer and leader with her

From Naussau to New York

20-year old Bahamian trumpeter Giveton Gelin, started teaching himself to play the trumpet at 10 years old after his mother bought him the instrument in

NEA Announces Its 2021 Jazz Masters

Four luminaries – Henry Threadgill, Terri Lynne Carrington, Jimmy “Tootie” Heath and Phil Schaap – will be inducted in a ceremony scheduled, virtually, for next spring.