| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:19 PM
I like jazz, but I don't know much about it. Or perhaps I should say that I know what I like. Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith and Benny Goodman, yes, but my appreciation really kicks in with the beboppers, Monk and Bird and Dizzy, and their spiritual...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Resilient youth was served at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, with relative newcomers such as Mumford & Sons, fun. and Gotye sweeping the major awards.
The Black Keys also enjoyed a banner night. The Nashville-via-Ohio rock duo won three Grammys,...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Sixteen years ago, newspapers across America riffed on an unexpected theme: For the first time, a jazz composition had won the country's highest musical honor.
"Marsalis swings a Pulitzer" trumpeted USA Today, its message echoing wherever cultural...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Taylor Ho Bynum Ensemble: The Prince Project World Premiere
Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m., $10-$15, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Franz Liszt did it. So did Gustav Mahler, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Anthony...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Twenty-five years ago, Chicago bluesman Corky Siegel unveiled a project that continues to obsess him.
He called it Chamber Blues, and since its Midwest premiere in 1988 at the Paramount Arts Centre in Aurora, the project has blossomed into an ongoing...
| Feb 8, 2013
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather in the Northeast and the resulting flight cancellations across the region, the 3 Cohens concert scheduled for Feb. 9 has been canceled. Tickets will be refunded at the Miniaci box office.
George Wein's Newport All-...
| Feb 6, 2013
PHOENIX — In less than three years, the Musical Instrument Museum has gained a reputation as a premier cultural destination in the Valley of the Sun, an area loaded with eclectic museums and galleries.
No, you don't need to play an instrument to...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Talk about the best birthday present ever.
You've got to think that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be smiling down as we, on the same day, celebrate his birth and the second inauguration of Barack Obama, our first African-American president.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Other cities may have had stuff like inaugurations and parades, but nothing can overpower Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in New Haven. Especially when you place some open-minded violinists in the midst of steel-drum thumpers.
The MLK holiday in New...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:33 PM
No woman likes pain with her ponytail, and Jessica Frandson knows this as well as anyone.
After becoming a mom and wearing constant ponytails with hair ties that often hurt her head, she created the Twistband, "a soft piece of elastic material to hold...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:52 PM
The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights:
Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Choreographer Valery Tereshkin had a very long day ahead of him as he sat in a hotel lobby in Glendale this week. Just days before, his Russian Jazz Ballet had performed “Territory of Jazz” at the Alex Theatre, dancing to popular songs from...