Party on the Bayou!
By Allen Morrison
The most famous brothers in jazz are scattered. Wynton lives in Manhattan. Branford settled in North Carolina. Jason moved to France for a while, then returned to New Orleans. Only Delfeayo Marsalis never left New Orleans. And he is “so New Orleans.”
By Michael Jackson
In a wide-ranging conversation, the legendary pianist, relaxed in his New Jersey home, speaks to everything from his legacy, his favorite artists and the coolness of his sunglasses to the strokes that have left him able to play piano only with his right hand, something he’s not willing to do in public.
By John Murph
Beginning in mid-January 2023, José was off to perform on the Blue Note at Sea cruise, kicking-off a promotional European tour for his newest album, On & On (Rainbow Blonde), a recording where James interprets seven Erykah Badu classics. DownBeat caught up with the vocalist in his hometown of Minneapolis.
By Terry Perkins, Yoshi Kato & DownBeat Staff
Live, in-person jazz camps are back in full-force for the summer with plenty of options for students of all ages and skill levels. DownBeat highlights the best jazz camp experiences out there! Including…
William Paterson Summer Jazz @ 30
Summer at Los Angeles College of Music
And nearly 100 camp listings!
Pianist Orrin Evans, artist-in-residence for the 2022/2023 DC Jazz Festival, is not only an exceptional pianist. He is also a prolific bandleader with configurations ranging from trios (including the rangy co-op Tar Baby) to quartets, quintets and his Captain Black Big Band. Evans participated in this live Blindfold Test in front of an audience in the afterglow of a triumphant festival encounter between his big band and vocalist Dianne Reeves during last year’s festival. The setting for this Blindfold Test was the festival’s Meet the Artist Tent at The Wharf, the site of DCJF’s annual closing weekend outdoors on the sparkling Potomac Riverfront.