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Gary Burton performs at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis on March 17. The performance marked the final stop on his farewell tour of the U.S. (Photo: ©2017 Mark Sheldon)

Q&A with Gary Burton: A Fond Farewell

Legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton would have preferred to tiptoe his way out of the jazz world. But upon the advice of his manager, what started as a final performance with…


  • Dee_Alexander_Lauren_Deutsch_WEB.jpgDee Alexander performs at the Women In Jazz Leadership Initiative concert in Chicago on March 10. (Photo: Lauren Deutsch)
  • A_TajMo_Photo_by_Jay_Blakesberg_WEB.jpgTaj Mahal (left) and Keb' Mo' will release a duo album, TajMo, on Concord Records on May 5.
  • Wayne_Shorter_Detroit.jpgWayne Shorter will serve as Artist-In-Residence for the 38th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival.
  • dan-brubeck-1_hires_copy.jpgDan Brubeck (pictured) says a new recording by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet focuses on cultural exchange and world music influences.
  • JamesCotton_byJasonMarck.jpgJames Cotton (1935–2017)

    James Cotton Dies at 81

    Blues harmonica master James Cotton died on March 16 of pneumonia at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. He…

  • Tigran_Hamasyan_Web.jpgTigran Hamasyan performed at SubCultre in NYC on March 10. At points throughout his show, the pianist layered wordless vocals that sounded other-worldly in pitch.
  • SB5_8262_copy.jpgTrombone Shorty opened for the alt-rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on March 11.
  • tommy-lipuma.jpgTommy LiPuma (1936–2017)

    In Memoriam: Tommy LiPuma

    Tommy LiPuma, legendary record executive and producer, died March 13 in New York after a brief illness. He was 80 years…

  • altguitarsummit-feat2.jpgPat Metheny was celebrated by likeminded guitarists at the Alternative Guitar Summit in New York City on March 10.
  • George_Clinton_Approved_2_copy.jpgGeorge Clinton will perform at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, which takes place Aug. 11–13.
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