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

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

Gregory Porter Drops Third Jazz Album

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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.

Bingo, Jazz, and Ducks – Another Day in the Nursing Home

Senior Activities

“Why do we think that if you put a random collection of elderly people together, they’d get along?”

Respect: Chuck Brown Passed Away Today [1936-2012]

The Godfather of Go-Go finally came to a stop, and we take a moment to pay tribute.

Ten things I've learned from rapping

Note: I really like to rap. I rap over instrumentals whenever I get a chance, I freestyle to myself when I walk around, but I’m really embarrassed to rap in public or in front of people. I don’t know why, but it takes a lot for me to go for it. Anyway, here are some things […]

The Truth Shall Set You Free


Carlo Alcos finds that only in hindsight is the truth plainly obvious.

Respect: The Jazzy Styles Of Thelonius Monk

The skill. The sound. Thelonius.

Music: New Artist: Nailah Porter [@nailahporter]

Nailah listened to her muse and walked away from the lucrative law career with the understanding that music had a far more profound effect on the human condition than any legislation she could lobby for.

Music: Mary J. Blige Plays Nina Simone in Biopic

The queen of hip hop soul is getting her gritty together to present the legendary songstress on film,

Ten things I've learned from running sound for my dad's jazz band

Everybody wants something different, which makes it impossible to keep everybody happy. With live sound, it’s not always a question of volume. You can often do more to highlight and clarify an instrument or vocals with EQ than with volume. You can have perfect levels, but once the musicians start playing and singing, they are […]