Bill Milkowski


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    Ralph Peterson teaches at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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    Brandon Ross (left), J.T. Lewis and Melvin Gibbs have performed in Harriet Tubman for about 20 years.

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    Tatiana Eva-Marie and her Avalon Jazz Band explore the connection between Paris and New Orleans Sept. 30 at The McKittrick Hotel during the New York Hot Jazz Festival.

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    Some of drummer Joey Baron’s most recent recordings have been duo collaborations—Now You Hear Me, a meticulously crafted studio project with percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky, and Live!, a document of spontaneous composition at Zurich’s Unerhört Festival with pioneering Swiss free-jazz pianist Irène Schweizer.

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    Melissa Aldana performs with Artemis on Sunday, Aug. 4 on the Fort Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.

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    Ry Cooder will be on tour this summer promoting his new album, The Prodigal Son.

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    Andrew Hadro is a co-founder of Tone Rogue Records.

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    Bassist-composer Mario Pavone (left) led his Dialect Trio, which also includes drummer Tyshawn Sorey and pianist Matt Mitchell, through a pair of sets Friday, May 18 at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, Connecticut.

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    Simba Baumgartner performs May 5 at Town Hall in New York during the 12th Django A GoGo.

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    Jimi Hendrix working in the Record Plant Studios in New York on April 21, 1969.

    Hendrix’s ‘Sweet’ Vision

    Nearly 50 years after his death, Jimi Hendrix’s legacy is still flourishing. Experience Hendrix—the official family…

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    When visiting Cerreto Sannita, the village in Italy where his grandfather grew up, guitarist Al Di Meola was greeted with a celebratory dinner in his honor.

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    ​Saxophonist Joe Lovano (left), bassist Drew Gress, guitarist John Scofield and drummer Adam Nussbaum pay tribute to John Abercrombie at a recent performance in Brooklyn at Roulette.

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    James Brandon Lewis has released his fifth album as a leader, Radiant Imprints, which pairs the saxophonist with drummer Chad Taylor.

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    Steve Cardenas’ new album is a tribute to Charlie Haden and Paul Motian.

    Cardenas Honors Iconic Mentors

    After appearing as a sideman on albums by keyboardist Jon Cowherd (Gateway) and bassist Ben Allison (Quiet Revolution)…

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    Guitarist Mary Halvorson (left) and cellist Tomeka Reid perform as part of Taylor Ho Bynum’s 9-tette at a Hartford, Connecticut, show on March 2.

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    Adam Nussbaum’s new Sunnyside release is titled The Lead Belly Project.

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    Ron Affif (left) and Mark Whitfield perform with Strings Attached at Zinc Bar as a part of Winter JazzFest

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    Esperanza Spalding’s new album is titled Exposure.

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    Alto saxophonist Steve Slagle’s new album is titled Dedication.

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    Steven Bernstein’s Sexmob performs during Roswell Rudd’s 82nd birthday celebration at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on Nov. 16. Pictured from left are Mark Helias (subbing for Tony Scherr), Bernstein, Kenny Wollesen and Briggan Krauss.

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    Saxophonist Lee Konitz is an NEA Jazz Master.

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    Guitarists Jimmy Herring (left) and John McLaughlin are on the road for what McLaughlin has said will be his final U.S. tour.

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    Lee Konitz performs at the Blue Note in New York City on Oct. 9. The concert was held in celebration of the saxophonist’s 90th birthday.

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    Bria Skonberg (center) performs at the 2017 New York Hot Jazz Festival, held at the McKittrick Hotel in Manhattan on Sept. 24.

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    Christian McBride (foreground) and Questlove (background) perform in The Philadelphia Experiment at the Newport Jazz Festival on Aug. 6.

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    Mary Halvorson held a residency at the Village Vanguard in Manhattan from July 18–23.

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    Rez Abbasi (left), Miles Okazaki and Nels Cline perform at the Greenwich House in New York City on June 30.

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    Stanton Moore

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    Dr. John (left) and Henry Butler at Town Hall in New York on June 15. The two musicians participated in the first-ever piano summit there.

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    Trumpeter Lee Morgan (left) is the subject of Kasper Collin’s compelling documentary I Called Him Morgan.

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    John Scofield performed songs from 1976’s Blue Matter and 1996’s Quiet during a retrospective of his work at Jazz at Lincoln Center May 5–6.

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    Pat Metheny was celebrated by likeminded guitarists at the Alternative Guitar Summit in New York City on March 10.

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    Stephane Wrembel performs during a dress rehearsal for “Django A Gogo” at Carnegie Hall on March 3.

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    Alphonse Mouzon (1948–2016)

    Remembering Alphonse Mouzon

    Drummer-producer-entrepreneur Alphonse Mouzon, who died on Dec. 25 after a long illness, will be remembered as a…

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    The sextet Invocation includes Vijay Iyer (left), Johannes Weidenmeuller, bandleader Rez Abbasi, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Dan Weiss.

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    Chick Corea (left) with John McLaughlin at the Blue Note in New York City on Dec. 11

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    Omar Sosa performs at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May, New Jersey, on Nov. 11.

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    Cécile McLorin Salvant performs at the Hot Jazz Festival in New York City on Sept. 25

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    Alvester Garnett (left), Charenée Wade and Camille Thurman perform at the Lake George Jazz Festival in New York on Sept. 17.

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    Pete McCandless performs at Birdland on Sept. 15 as a special guest with the trio Charged Particles.

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    John Zorn

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    Marc Ribot performs at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 30 in Newport, Rhode Island, leading his band The Young Philadelphians.

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    Anthony Wilson (left) and Joshua Crumbly perform material from Wilson’s new album, Frogtown, at The Django in Manhattan’s Roxy Hotel.

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    A still from the trailer for Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words, a new documentary about the pioneering guitarist-composer-bandleader.

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    David Fiuczynski (seen here in a press photo) performed at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn on April 14.

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    David Tronzo (left) Larry Campbell, Steven Bernstein and Steve Cardenas of Blue Campfire perform in New York City on March 31. (Photo: Peter Parrella)

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    Jimmy Heath leads a 17-piece big band at the Blue Note in New York in honor of his 90th birthday

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    Thomas Chapin is the subject of the new documentary Night Bird Song, which chronicles the pioneering reedist’s ascendant career and untimely death.

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    Clarinetist David Krakauer plays a fusion of styles in his bands Abraham, Inc. and Ancestral Groove. He performed at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York on Feb. 4


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    Larry Coryell performs at The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis on May 23, 2015.

    Remembering Larry Coryell

    On Nov. 9, the day after Donald J. Trump shocked the world, Larry Coryell was sitting in his Orlando home, cussing out…


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