“There’s a lot of untapped potential in that classic big band literature,” Argue says, noting that it serves as inspiration.

(Photo: Lindsay Beyerstein)

Darcy James Argue’s Walk Through History

In 2010, when Darcy James Argue wrote “Dymaxion,” a masterstroke for large ensemble, he knew it was the beginning of something bigger — a series of musical portraits, each…

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    ​“You want to speak to someone’s heart, not just befuddle their brain,” Brunious says.

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    From left: Mary Halvorson, Sylvie Courvoisier, Aki Takase and Alexander von Schlippenbach will be among the performers at this fall’s Jazzfest Berlin.

    Fall Festival Lineups Announced

    As the fall festival season gets into full swing, artist lineups are being finalized and announced in anticipation of…

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    Beyond (April Records) continues Strange’s musical journey with meditations on the circle of life.

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    ​Philadelphia’s University of the Arts “Z” Big Band.

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    Multimedia Arts Technology students at Western Michigan University work sound for a live concert.

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    “Ultimately, you just want to find a place that really makes you feel like, ‘Well, this is home,’” says Rodney Jordan, professor of jazz studies at Florida State University.

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    “You can’t be concerned with gender justice or racial justice or any of that without thinking about ableism or environmental justice​,” says Terri Lyne Carrington, founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.

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    ​“He was the coolest,” Fortner says of Nat “King” Cole. “Didn’t break a sweat.”

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    “I’m not going to reinvent the wheel, but maybe I can reinvent things for myself,” says Paal Nilssen-Love.

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