What are some good Halloween jazz selections?

With a few days away before the scariest day of the year, it may be good fun to choose some […]

Wayne Shorter

In the history of jazz there have been many colorful characters, Lester Young, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Cecil Taylor, […]

Lee Morgan’s “Speedball”: Essential Small Group Jazz Performances Part XII

Lee Morgan: “Speedball” from The Gigolo (Blue Note, 1965). Lee Morgan: trumpet, Wayne Shorter: tenor saxophone, Harold Mabern: piano, Bob […]

Ornette Coleman

2015 has been a rough year for America’s Classical Music. Irreplaceable, individual giants that have shaped the music with few […]

Podcast with CJ Shearn: featuring the Miles Davis Estate

For this podcast with the Miles Davis Estate, I sat down with Vince Wilburn Jr, nephew of Miles Davis, and […]

New York Jazz Workshop Podcast Series with CJ Shearn: featuring guest Doug Beavers

For this edition of the NYJW Podcast I spoke with trombonist Doug Beavers by telephone about his upcoming “Titanes del […]

New York Jazz Workshop Podcast with CJ Shearn : with guest Amina Figarova

Episode 3 of the New York Jazz Workshop Podcast with the great pianist and NYJW faculty member Amina Figarova. Born […]

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. […]