January 2020

Cyrus Chestnut

An adept jazz pianist, Cyrus Chestnut balances his lithe technical skill with a robust, soulful style that speaks to his deep gospel roots…

December 2019

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as “a singer blessed…

November 2019

Jeremy Pelt

Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band…

October 2019

Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown’s death in a car accident at the age of 25 was one of the great tragedies in jazz history. Already ranking…

September 2019

Lois Deloatch Gomes

Lois Deloatch Gomes’ career spans nearly three decades in the arts, education and philanthropy. Noted for her rich contralto voice, compelling songwriting, and…

August 2019

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter was born on Aug. 25, 1933, in Newark, New Jersey. He is simply one of the great legends of jazz. He…

July 2019

Delfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis (pronounced DEL-fee oh) is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his “technical excellence, inventive…

June 2019

Donald Harrison

Donald Harrison was born in New Orleans in 1960 and grew up in a home environment saturated with the city’s traditional brass bands,…

May 2019

Mary Lou Williams

To say that Mary Lou Williams had a long and productive career is an understatement. Although for decades she was often called jazz’s…

April 2019

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice….

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