Frank Alkyer

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    Roy Hargrove at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase in 2017.

    Roy Hargrove Dies at 49

    Roy Hargrove, the acclaimed trumpeter who was part of the Young Lions jazz movement of the early 1990s, has been…

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    Ndugu Chancler at the Jazz Education Network conference in San Diego on Jan. 16, 2015.

    In Memoriam: Drummer Ndugu Chancler

    The great Leon “Ndugu” Chancler passed away on Feb. 3 from undisclosed causes. He was 65.

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    Leon “Ndugu” Chancler at the Jazz Education Network conference in San Diego on Jan. 16, 2015.

    Ndugu Chancler: Like Royalty

    In tribute to drummer Ndugu Chancler, who passed away on Feb. 3, below is the feature ‘Like Royalty,’ which was…

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    An all-star cast gathers at the JEN Conference. Front row, seated from left: Victor Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Coffin, Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Branford Marsalis (standing), David Paich, Caleb Chapman, Rubén Alvarez, Howard Levy, Rashawn Ross and Randy Brecker with Caleb Chapman’s Crescent City Super Band.

    JEN Grows Up

    The 8th annual Jazz Education Network Conference had a little more glide in its stride this year when more than 4,000…


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    T.S. Monk at home

    Growing Up Monk

    What’s it like to grow up the child of a famous father, the son of jazz royalty? What’s it like to share the name…


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