New York Jazz Workshop Podcast with CJ Shearn #3: Thana Alexa

Vocalist Thana Alexa’s debut album Ode To Heroes (Harmonia Mundi/Jazz Village 2015) has her referred to as “a rising star […]

New York Jazz Workshop Podcast Series #2 with CJ Shearn: David Weiss

On the second episode of this podcast series I spoke with trumpeter David Weiss, a veteran of the New York […]

Trane’s Resolution: Essential Small Group Jazz Performances Part XI

“Resolution” from the album A Love Supreme (Impulse! 1964) John Coltrane: tenor saxophone McCoy Tyner: piano, Jimmy Garrison: bass, Elvin […]

Essential Small Group Jazz Performances: Part X

Gary Thomas: “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from the album Till We Have Faces (JMT, 1993, reissued 2004: Winter […]

New York Jazz Workshop Podcast Series with CJ Shearn #1: Jim Ridl

The New York Jazz Workshop Podcast Series is designed to feature interviews with faculty on their approaches to jazz education. […]

Clark Terry

Clark Terry was positively a giant, one of the most joyful forces in jazz. A huge irreplaceable void has been […]

Small Group Jazz Performances: Part IX

Jeff “Tain” Watts: “The Impaler” from Citizen Tain (Columbia, 1999). Wynton Marsalis: trumpet, Branford Marsalis: tenor sax, Kenny Kirkland: piano, […]

Small Group Jazz Performances: Part VIII

“Summertime” from Bam, Bam, Bam (Concord Jazz, 1988) Ray Brown Trio: Gene Harris: piano, Ray Brown: bass, Jeff Hamilton: drums. […]

Thelonious Monk

One of the most important, and colorful figures in all of jazz Thelonious Monk’s contributions as innovator were massive. His […]

How do I explore an artist’s work?

Exploring artist’s catalogs in jazz can be a rewarding, and daunting proposition. There are so many labels, albums, and at […]

Antonio Sanchez

When one thinks of creativity, musicality, passion, and consistent challenge, the name of drummer Antonio Sanchez comes to mind. Since […]

Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock, who has recently celebrated his 75th year, is an innovator, explorer, a trendsetter, and one of music’s greatest […]