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Reviving the House Coltrane Built

The reactivation of Impulse Records, the storied former home of the saxophonist John Coltrane, reflects a larger turnaround for major-label jazz divisions.

Suburban Jazz Club Attracts Star Lineups

The Turning Point in Rockland County has jam sessions that bring together established artists and budding talent.

The Personification of Legends

The carefully cultivated public personas of Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong reach the stage in two productions, “Satchmo at the Waldorf” and “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.”

Jazz Listings for April 18-24

A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City.

New Recordings by Riverside, Jessica Lea Mayfield and August Alsina

The jazz quartet Riverside and the R&B singer August Alsina have debut LPs, while Jessica Lea Mayfield releases her third, a genre bender.

Stepping Into the Shoes of a Ravaged Singer

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” starring Audra McDonald, takes place in the months before Billie Holiday died, set in a city that she had reason to loathe.

Mussing Up a White-Linen-Tablecloth Vibe With Jazz Provocation

Jeff (Tain) Watts’s quartet opened Minton’s Redux, a new music series at Minton’s supper club in Harlem.

Fred Ho, Composer and Musician in ‘Popular Avant-Gard,’ Dies at 56

Mr. Ho, who considered himself a “popular avant-gardist,” mixed jazz with popular and traditional elements of what he called Afro-Asian culture.

Jazz and Real Estate

I never see a downturn until it’s too late. You have to improvise.

Wayne Henderson, a Founder of the Jazz Crusaders, Dies at 74

Mr. Henderson, a trombonist and composer, was a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, which blurred the lines between jazz, funk and pop.

Upcoming Events  
Tuesday, Apr 22
* Jason Masi + Dave Stutts + NAFSI GROOVE + Melissa McMillan @ The Way Station
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* Frank Piombo - Jazz Guitarist/Recording Artist/Composer
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* Kelsey Jillette
Wednesday, Apr 23
Wednesday, Apr 23
* FREE Live JAZZ & ART Reception on ROOFTOP Overlooking LINCOLN CENTER!!
Wednesday, Apr 23
* The Music of George Gershwin
Wednesday, Apr 23
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Teresa Eggertsen Cooke
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Queens of the Night
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Blue On Wax
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* The Bad Plus
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Ron Jackson
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Steve Picataggio
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Standards Ensemble, directed by Reggie Workman | Spring '14 Ensemble & Recital Series | New School Jazz
Wednesday, Apr 23
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Jazz Sensation: Anna Kendrick and The Wolfson Brothers Band Jazz Performance
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Laurence Juber
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Jazz Sensation: Anna Kendrick and The Wolfson Brothers Band Jazz Performance
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Anna Kendrick and the Wolfson Brothers Band
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Keith Loftis- Nicole Henry
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* Kurt Rosenwinkel
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* James Carter Organ Trio
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Delbert McClinton
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* Anu~Sun
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Ethan Mann- Dorian Devins
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Anna Elizabeth Kendrick- The Wolfson Brothers Band
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* Live Jazz at Birdland
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Shouting at the Screen with Wyatt Cenac and Donwill
Wednesday, Apr 23
Wednesday, Apr 23
* Davy Knowles
Wednesday, Apr 23 (weekly on Wednesdays until February 22, 2015)
* The Habibi Kings Live Jazz at AZA
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* Shawn Baltazor
Wednesday, Apr 23 (on various days)
* Marco Panascia

Interviews, Articles, Reviews  
Indie Lable Showcase: Macktet's Rollin'

Marc Ribot at The Bowery Poetry Club 1/15/04

Orrin Evans and Ethan Iverson at Jazz Gallery

Cyro Baptista and Beat the Donkey:3/26/03

Bootleg Remedy: Brooklyn, NY, 3/19/03

Marc Ribot and The Hub at North Six:3/8/03

Gogol Bordello at North Six: 2/28/03

Howard Fishman Quartet at The Bottom Line

John Zorn: Electric Masada

The Jazz Composers Collective Review

William Parker presents "Universal Tonality"

The Jazz Gallery's Composer Series: 2002

Interview with Brad Mehldau

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