New York Jazz Workshop Remembers McCoy Tyner (1938-2020)

The New York Jazz Workshop’s CJ Shearn offers a reflection on the passing of jazz piano legend McCoy Tyner.  Below […]

What is Soul Jazz?

What is soul jazz? For individuals getting into jazz, this is a good question.  Jazz (or Black American Music depending […]

New York Jazz Workshop Remembers Lyle Mays (1953-2020)

In this blog post, New York Jazz Workshop’s CJ Shearn offers a personal, heartfelt statement on the brilliant pianist Lyle […]

New York Jazz Workshop Remembers “Little Bird” Jimmy Heath (1926-2020)

NEA Jazz master Jimmy Heath, one of the all time greats of the saxophone, and of composing and arranging left […]

Where was jazz in the 1990’s part 2?

Part I of this article focused on the large American jazz market which was a natural outgrowth of the commercial […]

A Life Between: New York Jazz Workshop In Conversation with Chase Baird

Tenor saxophonist David “Chase” Baird has been a powerful presence on the New York jazz scene for many years.  Born […]

New York Jazz Workshop In Conversation with Gerry Gibbs: Part 2

In the latest installment of the  New York Jazz Workshop in Conversation With podcast series, I speak with drummer/multi instrumentalist […]

New York Jazz Workshop in Conversation with Gerry Gibbs: Part 1

In the latest installment of the  New York Jazz Workshop in Conversation With podcast series, I speak with drummer/multi instrumentalist […]

Where was jazz in the 1990’s? Part 1

Where was jazz in the 1990’s?  The music was riding a continuum since the 1980’s, where the music was jump […]

Is acid jazz a valid style of jazz?

Is acid jazz a valid style of jazz?  In the late 1980’s and early to mid 1990’s in the UK, […]

New York Jazz Workshop in Conversation with Wallace Roney Part 2

Part 1 of my podcast was so insightful that he came back at my request for a second interview.  We […]

Where did jazz head in the 1970’s?

Where did jazz head in the 1970’s? The  music expanded texturally and technologically as it moved away from the swing, […]