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John Cameron Mitchell and Marilyn Maye Talk Love, Art, and Dying in Style
“We can’t do open casket. Nobody knows how to put my lashes on.”
Legendary Composer and Film Scorer André Previn Has Died
He was 89.
‘Guess Who I Saw Today’ Singer Nancy Wilson Has Died
The jazzy “song stylist” was 81.
Jazz Icon Benny Golson on the Legendary ‘A Great Day in Harlem’ Photo
“When I got up there, I saw all of my heroes, and then I wondered,
Why in the heck am I here? Nobody really knows who I am
Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins on Retiring From Playing and His Legacy
Sonny Rollins on having to stop playing his saxophone, his legacy, and the state of jazz today.
Another Email About the Tax Brochure from “Jazz Guy” at Work, by Jeffrey […]
From the top: Hey, this is Dorian from the tax department — we met last Thursday at the BEPS conference downstairs (I was the one whose silk […]
Watch Esperanza Spalding Make a 10-Song Album in 77 Hours
She’s streaming the writing and recording of her new album via Facebook Live.
Allan Holdsworth, Guitar Virtuoso and Composer, Dead at 70
Holdsworth’s decades-spanning career included many jazz-fusion solo albums.
Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Dead at 76
Just days ago, Jarreau announced his retirement, citing exhaustion.
La La Land
Is Clueless About What’s Actually Happening in Jazz
The genre has already reckoned with and resolved the debate over the sanctity of jazz.
Damien Chazelle on
La La Land
’s Jazz Nostalgia
“You want to extend a tradition, not just repeat it.”
Lady Gaga Explains Why She Went Jazz for Those of You Still Hating
“I wanted to become a woman.”
I’m Changing This Bar’s Jazz Jam Session Rules, by Brian Dunn
Great set, fellas. Really great. I didn’t recognize that last tune. “Caravan”? Hmm. Never heard of it. We need to chat before you put your […]
-Inspired Vintage Jazz Record Covers
Which one features Mandy Patinkin scatting?
Vulture Wrote a Better, Even Jazzier
’s been a lot less jazzy lately, but we have the cure!
Dave Brubeck: The Man Behind One of Jazz’s Most Popular Albums
Dave Brubeck, who died this morning at 91.
Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck Dead at Age 91
He was best known for the song “Take Five.”
Denzel Washington Wants to Play Thelonious Monk
Or maybe do a comedy.
New on Vulture Recommends: Jeffrey Tambor, Myla Goldberg, Vijay Iyer, and More!
Surprising new jazz, comics, TV, and more!
Jazz Singer Abbey Lincoln Dead at Age 80
“Ms. Lincoln’s career encompassed outspoken civil rights advocacy in the 1960s.”
Jazz Trumpeter Christian Scott
The 26-year-old musician talks about breaking away from the jazz hierarchy and working with Mickey Rourke.
all that jazz
A Brief History of the Village Vanguard
This week, the Vanguard celebrates its 75th birthday.
Woody Allen Ditches Café Carlyle
The director performed a rare concert in front of a large audience in Warsaw yesterday.
last night's gig
Jazzman McCoy Tyner Recalls Times With Coltrane, Hits the Keys
By age 18, Tyner was touring coast to coast in John Coltrane’s station wagon.
Wynton Marsalis on Jazz at Lincoln Center and States’ Rights
The artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center talks about what it’s like being the only jazzman anyone’s ever heard of.