Mark Schramm

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Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet

Thursday, September 25, 2014

To inaugurate the 2011-12 jazz season at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., director of jazz Kevin Struthers wanted something special and different. So he called on go-to alto sax man Steve Wilson, and Wilson delivered an all-star jazz group — Bruce Barth (piano), Michael Bowie (bass), Lewis ...


Obama's Plan: The Pros And Cons

Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Obama's plan for an expansive air campaign in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State appears to have broad support, but it will be a major undertaking that could still be playing out on the day he leaves office.

Here are the key points in Obama's plan, with a ...


Eddie Palmieri's Latin Jazz Septet On JazzSet

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Eddie Palmieri has been a force for Latin jazz since the 1950s, when he hosted the legendary mambo shows at New York's Palladium Ballroom. His groups, including the renowned La Perfecta, revolutionized Latin music in the 1960s and '70s. His records number more than 30 as a leader, ...


Benny Green Trio On JazzSet

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The pioneering pianist Thelonious Monk left behind a treasure trove of compositions. Onstage at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., a current jazz treasure is here to play some of the best. Benny Green is on piano ...


Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dee Dee Bridgewater's smile says it all: she's singing this week on JazzSet from the Caramoor Jazz Festival.

All summer, Caramoor presents chamber music, opera, Latin music, a resident orchestra and more — rain or shine. And it did rain in 2012, though the audience stayed dry under the ...


Lionel Loueke Trio On JazzSet

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lionel Loueke was born in Benin, West Africa, in 1973. As a youngster, he sang and played percussion, but didn't really take up the guitar until the age of 17. Loueke was so gifted on the instrument that he was sent to study music at the Ivory Coast's Institute of ...


Mulgrew Miller Trio On JazzSet

Thursday, March 06, 2014

When the pianist Mulgrew Miller died on May 29, 2013, following a cerebral hemorrhage, the jazz world grieved the loss of this "wonderful musician and great spirit," in the words of his fellow pianist Kenny Barron. The New York Times obituary noted that pianist Robert Glasper ...


Kenny Barron And Dave Holland On JazzSet

Thursday, February 13, 2014

On June 9, 2013, Kenny Barron turned 70 — and he was celebrated in style. The pianist, composer and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master has booked a week-long residency with his quartet at the Village Vanguard in New York and a live WBGO/NPR webcast ...


Jason Moran's 'Live: Time On The Quilts Of Gee's Bend' Suite On JazzSet

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The Philadelphia Museum of Art recently commissioned Jason Moran to write music in conjunction with its exhibition of quilts made by a remarkable group of African-American women in a small rural community on a bend in the Alabama River.

The quilting tradition there dates back to pre-Civil War ...


They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour

Thursday, September 12, 2013

In September 2012, the Monterey Jazz Festival celebrated 55 years. The late Dave Brubeck was among the founders of the Monterey Jazz Festival. Dizzy Gillespie made many an appearance. Charles Mingus and Charles Lloyd recorded landmark albums. Jon Hendricks staged ...


Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On JazzSet

Thursday, August 01, 2013

From their spirited night of Chick Corea music alone, it's clear how Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap love to play amongst horns and a rhythm section. Yet when they face each other at two pianos, with a wink and a nod, they do it all themselves.



Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers On JazzSet

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ninety years ago near the village of Katonah, N.Y., art lovers Walter and Lucie Rosen bought Caramoor, a wooded estate, and built a home for their collection of painting and sculpture. Every room was a gallery, including their favorite, the Music Room; after they lost their only son in World ...


Kenny Barron On JazzSet

Thursday, December 22, 2011

When the National Endowment for the Arts informed Kenny Barron that he'd been named a Jazz Master — that's the highest honor in jazz that the nation bestows — "I was elated and surprised," Barron says. "And then I kept thinking, 'Damn, am I really this old?' "

Frankly, ...


Michael Wolff Trio With Steve Wilson On JazzSet

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Some may remember Michael Wolff as the music director for The Arsenio Hall Show. Others know Wolff for his award-winning Nickelodeon TV show, The Naked Brothers Band, starring his real-life musical sons, Nat and Alex. In the show, Wolff played for laughs as the inept accordion-playing dad.

Michael Wolff likes ...