It Takes a Long Time To Be Able To Play Like Yourself

‘Miles Ahead’, the excellent newly released Miles Davis biopic, will stay with you long after you leave the movie theater.

From the Club to the Classroom: All That Jazz is Good for the Kids

Jazz in the classroom not only teaches children to play instruments; they may also learn a range of essential life skills.

How Pop Was Born In West Africa

If you love blues, classic rock, jazz, or modern pop, you owe a debt to West African stringed instruments. Here’s why.

Tuition in Wonderland: Higher Education Funding in Europe and the United States

When Kurt Ellenberger first arrived in Austria to study European jazz, he was impressed with socialized education; upon further inspection, Ellenberger finds some reason for skepticism.

So How Do You Redefine Jazz? Listen to Keith Jarrett

Jesse Kornbluth on ‘The Koln Concert’: A CD claimed to redefine jazz.

Three Life Lessons Ornette Coleman Taught Me

Teenagers always have someone they look up to, someone they wanna emulate, someone who inspires them.

I’ve Become That Guy Who Thinks Jazz Sounds Better On Vinyl And All It Took Was Losing Everything

Joe Peacock lost it all. It was good friends and good music that brought him back.

One Man’s Vision to Tee Up Success for At-Risk Kids: Part 2

According to Howard Bankman, the best way to help at-risk kids is with healthy doses of golf, jazz and character.

One Man’s Vision to Tee Up Success for At-Risk Kids: Part 1

Howard Bankhead lives by the motto, “Anything Positive is Possible” and he has lived that out for the past 12 years helping at-risk kids learn life lessons one swing at a time.

In Search of Henry Grimes

Henry Cherry had been an addict and a ne’er do well, but the music of Henry Grimes went beyond support, beyond the bass, beyond the beyond.

The World is On Fire

Jeremy Gross lost his job and found a new land within himself.

The Good Men Playlist : 8 Bossa Nova Songs for a Sad Man

Feeling sadness is common, expressing it is another story. Brazilian Bossa Nova is here, happy to help.

Gregory Porter Drops Third Jazz Album

Jazz singer Gregory Porter is selling out concerts from Vienna to Cape Town.

The Lie of Heroes: How Kerouac Almost Killed Me

By trying to follow in his literary hero’s footsteps, Jarad Dewing learned that not all heroes are what they seem.

33 Albums You Should Listen to Before You Die

Music you don’t have on your iPod … yet. Steve Jaeger’s got bold taste in movies, and albums, too.