The young jazz musician opens up about his debut album.
The Black British drummer’s highly anticipated album ‘Black Classical Music’ was released September 8.
Festival showcased an intergenerational genre blurring ethos, in line with the newly-minted Alternative Jazz Grammy category.
The Seattle-based artist discusses collaboration, his latest album Animals, and evolving the music while keeping the craft in jazz.
Backstage at the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa 2023, Ayana Contreras spoke to the artist about the new album, the strength of the ancestors and the secret power of DJs.
The visionary show, running at the Art Institute of Chicago until July 24, further illuminates the expansive work of the late photographer and writer.
The “master of time” who recorded in blockbuster jazz combos passed away May 23. He was 91.
The otherworldly-voiced singer, endorsed by the likes of Anita Baker and Lakeith Stanfield, is mindfully carrying on a tradition that she clearly treasures.
The Great Black Music Class, founded by Angel Bat Dawid, invests in the next generation of Black creators through music education.
On Sunday July 31, Ayana Contreras sat down under a walnut tree at the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa to talk with trumpeter, composer and activist Keyon Harrold.