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  • Letters From The Editor: Staying awake through all that jazz

    My wife and I are trying to raise our daughter to appreciate the arts — not in a nose-in-the-air way, but in a manner that recognizes the importance of helping her develop both sides of the brain. We want her to know a little bit more about...
  • Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup

    Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup
    A buoyant winter season ahead includes: "Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis": The innovative thinkers at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform major works by masters from two centuries and genres. The repertoire...
  • Aaron Neville, "War Horse" Creators, Kronos Quartet Highlight New Haven Festival

    Aaron Neville, "War Horse" Creators, Kronos Quartet Highlight New Haven Festival
    The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
  • Herbie Hancock hits 70 on a high note

    Herbie Hancock hits 70 on a high note
    When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea -- that is, virtuoso jazz pianists like himself. "I do listen to those musicians," Hancock said recently,...
  • Grammy Awards 2012: Carrington and Corea among jazz winners

     
    Setting aside more sympathetic choices from jazz veterans Sonny Rollins and 93-year-old bandleader Gerald Wilson, Grammy voters opted for familiar faces from a different generation....
  • McBride, Carrington lead 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival lineup

     
    A pair of recent winners at the 2012 Grammys lead the 34th annual festival, along with guitarist Vernon Reid, vocalist Robin Thicke and more nods to the worlds of jazz, R&B, funk and pop....
  • Grammys: Jazz nominees mix fresh faces with familiar reliables

     
    Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins and L.A. great Gerald Wilson are among the nominees. Young pianist Gerald Clayton also receives a nod in a crowded instrumental album field....
  • Jazz review: Stars celebrate Kenny Burrell's birthday at UCLA

     
    B.B. King and his eight-piece band were bracing for their professionalism and blues authenticity. When the two guitarists conversed on the blues, Kenny Burrell looked his happiest. The addition of singers Stevie Wonder and Dee Dee Bridgewater on...
  • Album review: Josh Nelson's 'Discoveries'

     
    Pianist Josh Nelson's fifth album as a bandleader, "Discoveries," is inspired by vintage sci-fi but sounds like the here and now. Chris Barton reviews the album for the Los Angeles Times....
  • Drummer Paul Motian dies at 80

     
    Paul Motian, a beautifully subtle, versatile drummer who recorded with a wealth of jazz artists over his long career, died early Tuesday in New York City. He was 80. First rising to prominence as a member of Bill Evans' trio on landmark recordings, Paul...
  • Spring arts preview: Jazz

     
    A look ahead at upcoming events in jazz...
  • Album review: Exene Cervenka's 'The Excitement of Maybe'

     
    With her eclectic, thrift store-haunting style — part silent-era movie queen, part art-school urchin — Exene Cervenka has always been one to collage disparate eras and styles. Cervenka’s artwork — rooted in crafts and assemblage &#...