Kira Grunenberg


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    “You can’t be concerned with gender justice or racial justice or any of that without thinking about ableism or environmental justice​,” says Terri Lyne Carrington, founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.

    The March Toward Equity & Inclusion

    The idea that someone isn’t just a number in a class is often interpreted as a teacher’s ability to connect with…

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    “There is a bit of a theme — that it’s a sense of optimism and a sense of togetherness,” bassist Nick Blacka says of the new GoGo Penguin album.

    Reigniting GoGo Penguin

    Samuel Clemens once said, “What is joy without sorrow? What is success without failure? What is a win without a loss?…

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    ChimyTina’s Dan “Chimy” Chmielinski and Martina DaSilva

    ChimyTina: DIY Stars Deliver

    Making one’s way through the jazz landscape by trekking down the DIY path isn’t exactly a novel endeavor. Any…

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    GoGo Penguin’s Chris Illingworth (left),​ Nick Blacka and Rob Turner

    GoGo Penguin Throws a Remix Party

    Though jazz and cover performances are a long familiar pairing, remixing isn’t nearly as ubiquitous an exercise for…

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    Arturo O’Farrill expands his pool of collaborators on Four Questions, the bandleader’s first album-length offering of original material.

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    Kandace Springs offers reverence to female musicians on her upcoming album, The Women Who Raised Me.

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    Trumpeter and flugelhornist Yazz Ahmed celebrates the accomplishments of others on Polyhymnia, a work released through the Ropeadope imprint.

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    Drummer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington’s latest recording, Waiting Game, reflects a multiplicity of sonic concepts—r&b, jazz and hip-hop among them.

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    Rez Abbasi composed a new score for the 1929 silent movie A Throw of Dice, which is due out Oct. 18. It was the guitarist’s first time writing for film.

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    ​To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Roger Eno (shown here), his brother Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois revisit and expand upon their 1983 soundtrack, Apollo: Atmosphere and Soundtracks.

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    Saxophonist Alexa Tarantino recently has performed on a pair of Posi-Tone albums, Lioness’ Pride & Joy and her leader debut, Winds Of Change.

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    Reedist Dave Liebman has contributed to scores of recordings, including Miles Davis’ On The Corner.

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    Maurice Louca’s latest album is Elephantine (Northern Spy).

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    Connie Han’s debut, Crime Zone (Mack Avenue), is out now.


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