“Einstein was a violinist, Max Planck was also a musician and Stefon Alexander plays saxophone,” says Donald Harrison about the relationship between science and music.

(Photo: Courtesy Ropeadope)

Harrison’s ‘Passion’ Mixes Hard Swing, Trap Hip-Hop

“If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” That sage advice from Charlie Parker became Big Chief Donald Harrison’s lodestar, even though Parker passed away…

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    Two ECM reissues of historic albums by saxophonist Jan Garbarek, shown here with pianist Keith Jarrett, celebrate his 50 years on the label.

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    The International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert on April 30 will feature performances by an international roster of artists from all corners of the globe.

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    A photo collage of this year’s JJA Jazz Heroes.

    JJA Salutes 33 Jazz Heroes

    The Jazz Journalists Association has announced its 2024 class of Jazz Heroes, which includes 33 activists and advocates…

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    The Lemon Bucket Orchestra dives into the crowd at the Ottawa Jazz Festival.

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    Crowds pack downtown Ottawa for the festival.

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    Rome’s Casa del Jazz delivers a tremendous outdoor summer season from one of the city’s beautiful locales.


    One of three beachside stages at the Rio das Ostras Jazz & Blues Festival.

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    Roscoe Mitchell’s performance will be a cornerstone of this year’s festival. “Seeing as it’s the 40th edition of the festival, it was important to me to invite a few artists who have long been associated with the event,” said Scott Thomson, the fest’s new director.

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    Nicholas Payton, left and Tim Warfield, performing at last year’s Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival, demonstrate the event’s dedication to great jazz.

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    Henry Threadgill performs with Zooid at Big Ears in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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