| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Calling Wendel Patrick multi-talented is an understatement. The 39-year-old Baltimore resident usually has a Fender Rhodes keyboard, two turntables, effects processors and a microphone for beat boxing and vocal percussion at his shows.
| Dec 23, 2010
| 6:08 AM
Alchemy, a stylish new bistro in Hampden, had me at its appetizers.
The fish plate ($11) had just the right amount of applewood smoke, which gave the fillet of trout and the salmon a hint of wood flavor without being overpowering. Smoked fish is not an...
| Jan 11, 2013
Claude Nobs, 76, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, died Thursday after sustaining injuries...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 12:33 PM
For even the most experienced performers, there’s an art to working in the spotlight alone.
It takes more than solid material, more than self-assurance and engaging stage presence. All of those elements are required, of course, along with...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 7:38 AM
The revered jazz bassist Charlie Haden hopes he can give a brief speech when he picks up his Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy the day before the Grammys are broadcast on Feb. 10.
But Haden sometimes has difficulty speaking, and...
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2011
Paul Motian, an influential and much-admired jazz drummer who first gained renown in the late 1950s as part of the Bill Evans Trio and later became a composer and the leader of his own groups, has died. He was 80.
Motian died Tuesday at Mount Sinai...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Charles Lloyd rested his tenor saxophone at one point at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center on Saturday night and told the audience his younger quartet mates were "the best musicians in the world." The tribute raised a grateful smile......
| Dec 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
It's a little hard not to feel like a cheerleader when discussing the jazz documentary "Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense," a feature-length examination of 21st century jazz condensed from a four-part series that aired last year on......
| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The latest in a recent string of newly packaged music from jazzâs past, "Bitches Brew Live" combines only the second CD release of Miles Davis' 1970 performance at Isle of Wight (issued on DVD in 2004 and on recent complete......
| Feb 12, 2011
| 4:23 AM
When Denise Donatelli was growing up in South Whitehall Township in the 1950s and 1960s, her home was a rural enclave: surrounded by farmland divided by Route 309. Denise Donatelli It was there, with no other homes around and a......
| Feb 13, 2011
| 9:22 PM
Two Allentown-born jazz musicians who were vying to become the first Lehigh Valley-born winner of a Grammy Award again watched others claim music’s biggest honors Sunday at the 53rd annual awards ceremony. A spoken worde album with local ties also.....