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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  
Wednesday, Apr 23 (weekly on Wednesdays until February 22, 2015)
* The Habibi Kings Live Jazz at AZA
Thursday, Apr 24
* Danny Bacher
Thursday, Apr 24
* REBEL DIAZ- THE RED MICROPHONE- Intikana- Squala Orphan
Thursday, Apr 24 (weekly on Thursdays for 50 times)
* Live Jazz NYC & Jam Session
Thursday, Apr 24 (on various days)
* The Bad Plus
Thursday, Apr 24
* R&B Ensemble, directed by Michael Wolff | Spring '14 Ensemble & Recital Series | New School Jazz
Thursday, Apr 24
* The Music of George Gershwin featuring Michael Feinstein
Thursday, Apr 24 (on various days)
* Cabaret & Jazz at the Metropolitan Room
Thursday, Apr 24
* Greg Ruggiero
Thursday, Apr 24 (on various days)
* Kurt Rosenwinkel
Thursday, Apr 24 (on various days)
* STANLEY CLARKE & FRIENDS
Thursday, Apr 24 (on various days)
* James Carter Organ Trio
Thursday, Apr 24
* Consider The Source
Thursday, Apr 24
* Consider The Source -Valence
Thursday, Apr 24
* The Heavy Pets
Thursday, Apr 24
* Jeannot
Thursday, Apr 24 (on various days)
* Live Jazz at Birdland
Thursday, Apr 24
* Davy Knowles
Thursday, Apr 24
* The Artistry of Jazz Horn featuring Jazzmeia Horn
Thursday, Apr 24 (on various days)
* Shawn Baltazor
Thursday, Apr 24
* Francesco Alessi, drums | Spring '14 Ensemble & Recital Series | New School Jazz
Thursday, Apr 24
* Julia Haltigan, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, Cariad Harmon
Thursday, Apr 24 (on various days)
* Music at The Jazz Gallery
Thursday, Apr 24
* The Music of George Gershwin featuring Michael Feinstein
Thursday, Apr 24
* The Dragonflies
Thursday, Apr 24
* Mumpbeak - Roy Powell, Pat Mastelotto, Shanir Blumenkranz - Live at ShapeShifter Lab
Thursday, Apr 24
* Davy Knowles
Thursday, Apr 24
* Ron Jackson
Friday, Apr 25
* Edu Imbernon
Friday, Apr 25
* Mumpbeak - Roy Powell, Pat Mastelotto, Shanir Blumenkranz - Live at The Stone
Friday, Apr 25 (on various days)
* The Birdland Big Band, Music Director: Tommy Igoe (Guest Conductor, Rob Middleton)
Friday, Apr 25
* Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess
Friday, Apr 25
* Esnavi
Friday, Apr 25
* Burlap to Cashmere - Original Lineup Reunion Show w/ Jen Chapin
Friday, Apr 25
* DANCENOW presents Claire Porter's PORTABLES

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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