Frank Alkyer

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    Collier, at work in the midst of COVID, at Van Gelder Studios last September.

    First Take: Songs of Resilience

    Pandemic stories — we hear them wherever we go. Pretty much every story in this issue is a pandemic story in some…

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    Charles Tolliver

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    Lee Morgan (1938–’72)

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    Curtis Fuller

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    Avishai Cohen with conductor Alexander Hanson and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

    Avishai Cohen’s Symphonic Vision

    Bassist and composer Avishai Cohen has been dreaming big for a long time. And part of that dream has been to expand his…

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    Triology 2 received the Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album.

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    Chris Collins, president and artistic director of the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation, attributes the ability to pull off the live event to the professionalism of Detroit’s tech crews, musicians and foundation staff.

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    Roy Hargrove at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase in 2017.

    Roy Hargrove Dies at 49

    Roy Hargrove, the acclaimed trumpeter who was part of the Young Lions jazz movement of the early 1990s, has been…

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    Ndugu Chancler at the Jazz Education Network conference in San Diego on Jan. 16, 2015.

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    Leon “Ndugu” Chancler at the Jazz Education Network conference in San Diego on Jan. 16, 2015.

    Ndugu Chancler: Like Royalty

    In tribute to drummer Ndugu Chancler, who passed away on Feb. 3, below is the feature ‘Like Royalty,’ which was…

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    An all-star cast gathers at the JEN Conference. Front row, seated from left: Victor Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Kirk Whalum, Jeff Coffin, Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore, Branford Marsalis (standing), David Paich, Caleb Chapman, Rubén Alvarez, Howard Levy, Rashawn Ross and Randy Brecker with Caleb Chapman’s Crescent City Super Band.

    JEN Grows Up

    The 8th annual Jazz Education Network Conference had a little more glide in its stride this year when more than 4,000…

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    T.S. Monk at home

    Growing Up Monk

    What’s it like to grow up the child of a famous father, the son of jazz royalty? What’s it like to share the name…

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