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To Preserve ‘America’s Gift To The World,’ A Jazz Elder Becomes A UCLA Professor

Just before 11 o’clock on a crisp Monday night in Hollywood, 82-year-old Kenny Burrell put his Gibson guitar in its velvet-lined case and…

Patrick Cornelius At Berklee College Of Music

Inspired by A.A. Milne’s 1924 book of poetry, When We Were Very Young, Cornelius presents a composition commissioned by Chamber Music America. It…

Robert Glasper Experiment: Tiny Desk Concert

The pianist builds R&B with old-school values: singers who don’t need software, live improvising, hand-built beats. They’re jazz aesthetics, essentially — readily evident…

Lafayette Gilchrist: An Old Soul, At Ease In A Modern World

For someone who came to piano rather late, at 17, Lafayette Gilchrist has dug deep into its history. He loves the old piano…

WNCU Black History Month Specials

The Big Red Couch – 5 Decades of Black Music Saturday, Feb. 8,15 and 22, from 9-10 pm The Big Red Couch produced…

Newport Jazz Festival Lineup

Three days of music. Three stages. Five groups on each stage. 45 of some of the finest jazz groups in the world. Click…

NCCU MLK Celebration

Thursday, Jan. 16 University MLK Convocation 9:45 a.m., B.N. Duke Auditorium Guest speaker: Author and media commentator Dr. Marc Lamont Hill Sunday, Jan….

The 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Concert

In a concert and ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, the National Endowment for the Arts recognized its 2014…

5 Must-See Projects At Winter Jazzfest

This week’s Winter Jazzfest seems to be a kind of turning point — for the festival, and maybe for jazz in New York…

Amiri Baraka’s Legacy Both Controversial And Achingly Beautiful

One of America’s most important — and controversial — literary figures, Amiri Baraka, died on Thursday from complications after surgery following a long…

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