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    Bassist and bandleader Matt Ulery has been playing outdoor gigs around Chicago recently, a way to retain creative energy during the pandemic.

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    Terence Blanchard—who won a Grammy in the category Best Instrumental Composition for “Blut Und Boden (Blood And Soil),” a work featured in Spike Lee’s 2018 movie BlacKkKlansman—composed the score for the filmmaker’s latest effort, Da 5 Bloods.

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    ​Reedist Tim Berne said he’s rethinking the way he books tours and runs a band in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic upending air travel.

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    The Tao Forms label recently issued its inaugural release, Matthew Shipp’s The Piano Equation.

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    ​Top row from left: Nduduzo Makhathini (Photo: Nailah Makhathini); Brandee Younger and Dezron Douglas at their home in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York City (Photo: Courtesy of Artists); Chick Corea (Photo: Toshi Sakurai, Courtesy Chick Corea Productions). ​Bottom row from left: Christian McBride (Photo: R. Andrew Lepley); Stanton Moore at his home in New Orleans (Photo: Lauren Del Rio); Wolfgang Muthspiel and his 4-year-old daughter, Flora, at their home in Vienna (Photo: Courtesy of Artist); Kris Davis (Photo: ©Caroline Mardok).

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    Saxophonist Nubya Garcia performs at the 2018 Melbourne Jazz Festival, one of many large-scale events pivoting online because of the pandemic.

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    While on lockdown in New York, pianist Ethan Iverson has used classic TV themes as a springboard for creativity.

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    Steve Lehman’s Xenakis And The Valedictorian is the first of Pi Recordings’ digital releases aimed at providing assistance to performers who have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Saxophonist and educator Rudresh Mahanthappa sees a connection between improvising and cooking.

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    The Aum Fidelity label is set to release its latest entry in the David S. Ware archive series, Théâtre Garonne, 2008, on Nov. 15.

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    The Lisa Wulff Quartett performs May 17 at the Opernhaus during JazzFest Bonn.

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    Janning Trumann 6 performs at jazzahead!, a festival and trade fair in Bremen, Germany, which ran April 25-28.

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    Chicago-based pianist Matt Piet’s set to release a new album with Four Letter Words, a trio that also includes tenor saxophonist Jake Wark and drummer Bill Harris.

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    Joshua Abrams performs Sept. 2 with the Jason Stein Quartet at Millennium Park during the Chicago Jazz Festival.

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    Matthew Shipp (left) and Ivo Perelman perform at the Chicago Jazz Festival in August along with William Parker and Bobby Kapp.

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    Horse Orchestra performs April 20 at Kulturzentrum Schlachthof as part of jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.

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    Improvising cellist Okkyung Lee is scheduled to play in a variety of different settings at the upcoming Big Ears festival in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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    Drummer and percussionist Milford Graves has embraced unorthodox styles in both jazz and martial arts. A new documentary about his work has set its international debut.


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