Alexa Peters


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    Guitarist Bill Frisell, right, rehearses with University of Washington students.

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    “This is a tough time for all of us, and we put it into our music,” Sachal Vasandani, left, said of his new project with Romain Collin.

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    “Big band jazz can teach us what Dizzy Gillespie talked about, which is you should have one foot in the present, one foot in the past and one foot in the future,” Owens said.

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    Quinence Lynell, left, and Dee Dee Bridgewater 
perform at SummerStage in New York.

    A Festival View from the East

    It’s been awhile since many jazz events were allowed to go live, unhindered by the threat of pandemic-induced…

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    Rosanna Vitro tapped legends like Sheila Jordan to join her in tribute to Charlie Parker.

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    Benito Gonzalez

    Benito Gonzalez Explores Freedom

    With a myriad of perspectives to draw on as a Venezuelan-born, New York-based jazz pianist, Benito Gonzalez considers…

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    Dan Blake’s jazz life is much inspired by his activist efforts.

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    Mary Halvorson remained busy during the pandemic year, releasing a new album with her group Code Girl, as well as with the trio Thumbscrew.

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    Chien Chien Lu has toured and recorded with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt.

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    The fusion of musical ideas on Cindy Blackman Santana’s latest album “transcends any kind of veil that we put between us,” the drummer said.

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    Matt Gold draws on Chicago’s deep well of talent for his debut album, Imagined Sky.

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    Vocalist Lauren Henderson (clockwise from top-left), broadcaster and journalist Mark Ruffin, manager Gail Boyd, venue-owner Gerry Eastman and bassist John Clayton recount some of their experiences in the jazzworld.

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    Vocalist Lauren Henderson collaborated with pianist Sullivan Fortner on The Songbook Session.

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    Duchess—Amy Cervini (left), Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou—looks to generate joy with Live At Jazz Standard (Anzic).

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    Vibraphonist Warren Wolf wanted to do “something completely different” for his Mack Avenue album, Reincarnation.


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