Friday, December 19, 2014
Could anyone have predicted the first and second place finishers in this year's NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll? The poll master certainly didn't — and he voted for both of them.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
As New York prepares for its January music marathon, watch performances from last year, including Gretchen Parlato, Donald Harrison, Rudy Royston, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A pianist who brought bebop to New Orleans and an educator to generations of music students, the elder Marsalis has become a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his famous sons.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
By NPR Staff
Singer Sheila Jordan, who leaped to fame in George Russell's version of "You Are My Sunshine," recalls her dirt-poor childhood and the thrill of hearing Charlie Parker play through a club's back door.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Jimmy Greene's new album is dedicated to his daughter, one of the 20 children killed in the elementary school shooting. "She showed love," he says, "to everybody she came in contact with."