A teenage Arnett Cobb used to wander around the Fifth Ward looking for some wide-open space to play his saxophone. This was during the 1930s, when the neighborhood wasn’t quite as densely ...
Polish jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stańko has died aged 76, following a lung cancer diagnosis earlier this year. Tomasz Tłuczkiewicz, deputy head of Poland’s Jazz Association, confirmed that Stańko ...
Wayne Shorter was 15 when he first wrote and illustrated his own comic book, in blue ballpoint pen. That was in 1949, and Shorter has traveled great distances since, becoming an influential ...
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We thought we'd share a favorite performance of a favorite song,"Unconditional Love", by the great Gerri Allen, along with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and bassist Esperanza Spalding. June was ...
Joey Alexander performs "Maiden Voyage" (Herbie Hancock), from his new album 'Countdown' outdoors at the Steinway Factory in NYC.
Bassist/composer Esperanza provided this year's commencement speech at Berklee College of Music this year. It was brief and to the point. The speech runs about 6 minutes.
In this season of graduation ceremonies, we look back at Dee Dee Bridgewater's commencement address to a Berklee College of Music graduating class of 2015. The video runs about 22 minutes.
NBC's Lester Holt, a bass player himself, talks to young students in Chicago about their dreams in jazz fueled by the Jazz Institute of Chicago.