Across The Pond

Monty Alexander & Friends: Sinatra at 100

A chance encounter with the great American music legend Frank Sinatra and a young pianist named Monty Alexander straight from Jamaica working a gig at a nightclub – opened the...

Paul Jost | Re-imagining Bruce Springsteen

Paul Jost is a prolific arranger and composer. As the front man for The Jost Project, which  is dedicated to bringing new audiences to jazz by creating innovative arrangements of...

Kenny Garrett Interview

Kenny Garrett is a Grammy Award-winning American post-bop jazz saxophonist and flautist. He cut his youthful musical teeth while playing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and...

John Scofield ponders

Scott Thompson spoke with John Scofield during the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Muddy Waters Celebration. Scott asked John a number of questions, and this is what John had to say:...

Chuck Israels | 80 years and going strong.

Bassist Chuck Israels celebrates his 80th birthday today. With this in mind, I believe it’s a good moment to take a look at back at the extraordinary career of one of Jazz...

George DeLancey – Self-Titled Debut CD

CD Features All-Star Band Including: Aaron Diehl,Lawrence Leathers, Stacy Dillard and more! Rodney Whitaker’s Protégé George DeLancy. NYC Release Gig: September 28-...

Latin Jazz Bassist Honors Tito Puente +

Machito laid the groundwork for Latin jazz, Tito Puente pushed the envelope with passion, and Carlos Henriquez propelled the music into the future. The Music of Puente, Machito...

Wayne Shorter, Living Legend By Scott H. Thompson

Mr. Shorter has a body of unique and definitive compositions, sophisticated in melody and harmony, done in the rhythm of jazz. His music has been the centerpiece of three...