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“I had total confidence and trust that they were brilliant musicians and would come up with something amazing, which they did,” Harris said of his Blackout band members after their AI-enriched performance at Harlem’s Victoria Theater on Feb. 18.

(Photo: Shahar Azran/The Apollo)

Stefon Harris Dives Into the Future

Seated on steeply inclined risers and packed in like sardines, a community of concertgoers gazes down expectantly, if less than comfortably, on a floor-level stage.

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    “Maybe now after all these years I’m finally becoming the musician that I wanted to be,” says Bromberg.

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    “It has a twang, but it’s not country,” Gardner says of the music from On The Trail With The Lonesome Pines. “And it’s not exactly jazz, but I think it works best when jazz musicians come at it.”

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    “If I just sit down and try to play a song all by myself, just tapping my foot, that’s going to be the best thing, because that’s the most honest and most true thing,” says Mulherkar in discussing his debut solo album.

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    On Shadow, Wright has taken the words of vocalist Nina Simone to heart — that an artist must reflect her times.

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    Omar Sosa

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    ​The Century Room in downtown Tucson, Arizona, was born in 2021.

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    ​The ‘Sassy Awards’ are open to solo vocalists who are not signed to a major record label.

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    Sanborn’s highly stylized playing and searing signature sound — frequently ornamented with thrill-inducing split-tones and bluesy bent notes — influenced generations of jazz and blues saxophonists.

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    Herbie Hancock demonstrated his ageless piano brilliance during the International Jazz Day main concert on April 30 in Tangier, Morocco.

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    ​Snarky Puppy virtually tore the roof off the downtown venue Viru Keskus during its crowd-thrilling Jazzkaar Festival performance in April.

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