| Sep 20, 2011
| 10:37 PM
A year ago, Kids These Days was a callow Chicago band for whom playing Lollapalooza was little more than a dream. The band’s MC, Vic Mensa, still wanted to attend the festival, but he didn’t have the money. So he tried to jump a fence to get...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88.
Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
| Jun 5, 2011
Even if you haven't yet heard of Ambrose Akinmusire, you might think you know what his lauded new album "When the Heart Emerges Glistening" sounds like. Jazz — particularly jazz trumpet — is a loaded business, one in which swaths of...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 10:19 PM
Ray Bryant, a pianist and composer whose long career took off after he accompanied a variety of jazz greats during the 1950s at the Blue Note club in Philadelphia, has died. He was 79.
Bryant died June 2 at New York Hospital Queens, a hospital...
| Jan 28, 2012
Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and Michael Jackson, has...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Poncho Sánchez ha recorrido el mundo como embajador del jazz latino. Pero últimamente se ha convertido en un historiador que busca llevar a sus seguidores a donde todo comenzó.
Eso sería la ciudad de Nueva York en 1947, poco después del encuentro entre...
| Nov 20, 2008
November 19th 2008
New Orleans is known for its' music around the world and one of the reasons people travel here is to see the iconic New Orleans Rebirth Brass Band perform at its traditional Tuesday night spot for the past 18 years --...
| Jun 7, 2009
His magazine was approaching its fifth birthday, and Hugh Hefner wanted to celebrate in a big way. The founder of Playboy does not think small, so in August of 1959, he had George Weinimpresario of the Newport Jazz Festivalcreate a weekend of music....
| Feb 17, 2009
Louie Bellson, a jazz drummer and bandleader who combined remarkable instrumental virtuosity with far-ranging compositional skills, has died. He was 84.
According to his wife, Francine, Bellson died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| Apr 9, 2008
Eight-time Grammy winner and Los Angeles native Herb Alpert, who in November pledged $30 million to UCLA to establish the cross-disciplinary UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has now given $15 million to the School of Music at the California Institute...
| May 25, 2008
THE GREAT jazz drummer Elvin Jones carried on a constant musical conversation with John Coltrane. It inspired me to have that kind of dialogue with Jim Morrison. Not that I was in Elvin's league, but his courage gave me the "huevos" to stop the steady...
| Jan 30, 2008
The military government's tightening grip doesn't give people here much to sing about, and when they do feel the urge to make music, even that can be risky.
The generals who rule Myanmar have spies snooping around for subversives in the most unlikely...