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Kenny Wheeler, Influential Sound in Jazz, Dies at 84

Critics hailed the ingenuity of Mr. Wheeler’s compositions, which were unfailingly melodic but often veered in unexpected directions, and the understated grace of his playing style.

Catching Up With an Old Hand

The pianist Kirk Lightsey, a first-tier fixture on the New York jazz scene, will headline at the Village Vanguard in a rare performance in the city.

Vocabulary Renewed, a Dialogue Continues

Cuban music and jazz merged emphatically in a program that opened Jazz at Lincoln Center’s season on Thursday.

Jackie Cain, of the Jazz Duo Jackie and Roy, Dies at 86

Ms. Cain teamed with her husband, Roy Kral, to form probably the most famous vocal duo in jazz history, melding popular tunes and sophisticated harmonies for more than half a century.

New York City Council Hears Push for Benefits by Jazz Veterans

Speakers at a hearing sought the Council’s support for a union campaign for pension payments from owners of six jazz clubs.

An Eternal Hipster, Riffing at a Timeless Venue

He plays piano in a jazz group, but Jeff Goldblum being Jeff Goldblum, the evening would not have been complete without a lot of chatter.

Two for One in Each Tune

New albums by Barbra Streisand, Jason Moran and Mark Turner are released.

Joe Sample, Crusaders Pianist Who Went Electric, Dies at 75

Mr. Sample became a jazz star as a pianist in the 1960s and an even bigger star a decade later when he began playing electric keyboards.

Arturo O’Farrill: (Don’t) Take Five

Mr. O’Farrill, the Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer, spends his Sundays in a frenzy of improvisation.

Middle-Aged Man Without a Horn

In his directing debut, the actor Don Cheadle portrays the trumpet genius Miles Davis during a difficult era in his career.

Upcoming Events  
Monday, Sep 22 (on various days)
* Peter Bernstein Quartet
Monday, Sep 22 (on various days)
* Joe Alterman
Monday, Sep 22 (daily until May 27, 2015)
* Woodwinds/Brass - Performance Ensembles - Jazz Band Prep
Monday, Sep 22 (daily until May 27, 2015)
* Woodwinds/Brass - Performance Ensembles - Jazz Big Band
Monday, Sep 22
* Jazz Monday featuring SongSayer
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Monday, Sep 22 (on various days)
* BRAIN CLOUD
Monday, Sep 22 (daily until January 29, 2015)
* Jazz/Tap Dancing (1-2)
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* FONT Electro Trumpet Sessions feat. Eric Biondo, Shane Endsley and Graham Haynes
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Monday, Sep 22
* Mingus Orchestra
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* Swingadelic at Swing 46
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* Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
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* Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Haslip & Gary Husband
Monday, Sep 22
* Big Sun - Maxo, Sean McVerry, Richie Quake
Monday, Sep 22
* Big Sun
Monday, Sep 22
* JANE BUNNETT & MAQUEQUE
Monday, Sep 22
* Karen Mantler Trio feat. Doug Wieselman and Kato Hideki / Angela McCluskey & Paul Cantelon Residency
Monday, Sep 22
* Greg Ruggiero
Monday, Sep 22 (on various days)
* Music at The Iridium
Monday, Sep 22
* Nick Stubblefield
Monday, Sep 22
* Mingus Orchestra
Monday, Sep 22
* JANE BUNNETT & MAQUEQUE
Monday, Sep 22
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Tuesday, Sep 23 (weekly on Tuesdays for 30 times)
* After Hours Set & Session Tuesdays: Greg Glassman Quartet:
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* Dixieland Jazz
Tuesday, Sep 23 (on various days)
* Late Night Session: Sammy Miller and the Congregation
Tuesday, Sep 23
* WeBop Fall Term: ABC-2019s of Jazz
Tuesday, Sep 23
* gene segal, sean conly, willard dyson- Gene Segal
Tuesday, Sep 23
* Dena DeRose CD Release Celebration
Tuesday, Sep 23
* Hail The Sun | The Venetia Fair | Stolas | Icarus The Owl
Tuesday, Sep 23
* Bebo Con Poco Coco
Tuesday, Sep 23
* Dale Watson, Amber Digby, Cactus Blossoms at Slake
Tuesday, Sep 23
* Dorian Devins- Richie Vitale- Rick Germanson- Tom Hubbard- Taro Okamoto
Tuesday, Sep 23
* SOUREN BARONIAN'S TAKSIM.
Tuesday, Sep 23 (on various days)
* Jazz Jam Sessions 7pm-1am
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* Fred Hersch Trio with Esperanza Spalding & Richie Barshay
Tuesday, Sep 23
* Lucie Silvas, The Bonfires / Elijah Ocean Record Release / TISH
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* The Swingles
Tuesday, Sep 23
* TOWER OF POWER
Tuesday, Sep 23 (weekly on Tuesdays for 52 times)
* Live Jazz NYC & Jam Session
Tuesday, Sep 23 (on various days)
* Hilary Gardner
Tuesday, Sep 23 (on various days)
* BB KING BLUES CLUB ALL-STARS feat. THE HARLEM BLUES PROJECT
Tuesday, Sep 23
* THE COOKERS - ALBUM RELEASE
Tuesday, Sep 23
* Andy Milne & Dapp Theory with Special Guest Ben Monder

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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