Ashley Kahn


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    ​“She reminds me of my childhood and makes we want to cry,” Cécile McLorin Salvant, pictured here with writer Ashley Kahn, said of Dianne Reeves.

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    “Being president of Blue Note has been one of the coolest things that ever happened to me,” Was said. “It’s a gas to serve as one of the caretakers of that legacy.”

    Don Was: Talkin’ Blue Note at 85

    Sitting with Don Was is a comfortable and unhurried exercise. He may seem slightly reserved at first, but ideas and…

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    ​Albert “Tootie” Heath with friends en route to a live Blindfold Test at New York University in spring of 2018. From left: Ashley Kahn, Russell Hall, Heath, Jimmy Cobb and Emmet Cohen.

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

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    Cuscuna played a singular role in the world of jazz as a producer of new jazz, R&B and rock recordings; as co-founder of a leading reissue record label; as a historian, journalist and DJ; and as the man who singlehandedly kept the Blue Note label on life support.

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

    A Jazz Home in Rome

    The trees stand majestic and tall, twisting 75 feet into the air — 23 meters by local measure — with leafy canopies…

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

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    Bill Frisell and writer Ashley Kahn at this year’s North Sea Jazz Fest.

    Blindfold Test: Bill Frisell

    Fortunate and few are the jazz headliners with options like guitar maestro Bill Frisell, who can choose to lead various…

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    Endea Owens takes the Blindfold Test with writer Ashley Kahn onstage at this summer’s NorthSea Jazz Festival.

    Blindfold Test: Endea Owens

    At this early stage of her career, the bassist and bandleader Endea Owens — a product of the Detroit music scene…

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    ​Christian McBride and writer Ashley Kahn meet for a DownBeat Blindfold Test hosted by New York University’s Jazz Studies program.

    Blindfold Test: Christian McBride

    Christian McBride turned 51 this May 31 and is still pushing far beyond what many might consider conventional career…


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