Women play at the top of their fields in jazz, classical, blues, and reggae. Here are just a few of the dynamic women brass players who are showing off their chops and sharing their talents with us.
From Duke Ellington to Tamar-kali, these 12 composers have shaped what movies and TV sound like.
Corea, who won a staggering 23 Grammy Awards, pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.
A new music museum in Nashville is telling an important and often overlooked story about the roots of American popular music.
Bennett was first diagnosed with the irreversible neurological disorder in 2016, but he continues to rehearse and twice a week. His wife says: “When he sings, he’s the old Tony.”
Master of both humor and music, Slim Gaillard always found a way to make his audience smile. Watch his swinging, sidesplitting take on one of Debussy’s most beloved works.
Tributes are pouring in for South Africa’s Oscar-nominated anti-apartheid jazz trombonist and composer Jonas Gwangwa, who has died at the age of 83.
The Cannes native was a professional musician by his teens and over the following decades would perform with everyone from Lionel Hampton to Yo-Yo Ma.
A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an effort to preserve jazz history.
The childhood home of iconic musician and civil rights activist Nina Simone will be indefinitely preserved in North Carolina.
A rare collection of previously unissued recordings by legendary jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley is becoming more accessible thanks to two small jazz labels.
Though firmly avant-garde, Standing On The Corner’s talents have earned them notoriety among mainstream acts. Now, the “post-genre” ensemble’s distinctive musical palette has grown to include classical music.
Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album, has died. His wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, announced on Facebook that her husband died Sunday at his New York City home from lung cancer. He was 91. Born in Washington, D.C., Cobb was a drummer on the “Kind of Blue” jam …
WFMT is thrilled to bring you this upbeat, swinging concert livestream from pianist and composer Aaron Diehl featuring propulsive Harlem stride hits by James P. Johnson, Thomas “Fats” Waller, and Willie “the Lion” Smith, plus selections by Scott Joplin, Gershwin, and Massenet.
Pianist and composer Aaron Diehl shares virtuosic music by “Fats” Waller, Willie “the Lion” Smith, plus selections by Gershwin, Grieg, and Scott Joplin in a free upcoming livestream co-presented by WFMT.
The fund will give one-time grants of $1,000 to jazz musicians that live in the New York City region and work regularly in the five boroughs of New York City.
Marsalis was born in New Orleans, son of the operator of a hotel where he met touring Black musicians who couldn’t stay at the segregated downtown hotels where they performed.
NEW YORK (AP) — McCoy Tyner, the groundbreaking and influential jazz pianist and the last surviving member of the John Coltrane Quartet, has died at age 81. Tyner’s family confirmed the death in a statement released on social media Friday. No more details were provided. Tyner was born in Philadelphia on Dec. 11, 1938. He eventually met Coltrane and joined …
Classical music, jazz, Celtic folksongs, and funk — these genres make up just a few of the words in Wynton Marsalis’ musical language. Violinist Nicola Benedetti calls Marsalis’ new violin concerto a “path of discovery.”
From the 1961 album High Flying, enjoy “Halloween Spooks,” Dave Lambert’s whimsical, bebop-infused tune delivered with the characteristic vocalese and giddily blended harmonies of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.
Frédéric Chopin is one of the most beloved composers of all time. Here are 10 jazz versions of Chopin that will have you listening to old favorites with new ears.
Using his violin and virtuosic whistle, Andrew Bird genre-jumps from indie rock to jazz, and from folk to classical. Born in Lake Forest, Bird began learning classical violin from the Suzuki Method at the age of four and recalls, “My mom would have WFMT on all the time… My dad listened to Merle Haggard.”
Winner of last year’s Gilmore Artist Award, given quadrennially to a pianist along with a $300,000 prize, Levit is among the most probing young artists in classical music. His website describes him as “Citizen. European. Pianist.”
The French pianist was known for his jazz interpretations of classical music, most famously, the works of Bach in his Play Bach record series.
Previn was a child prodigy whose family fled Nazi Germany. As a teenager, he found work as a composer and arranger in Hollywood, mostly at MGM, winning four Oscars for his orchestrations of such stylish musicals as 1964’s “My Fair Lady.”