Jazz Notes: Charles Lloyd at 80, Harlem Stage, Ray Chew, ‘Green Book’

The saxophonist/flutist and composer Charles Lloyd is one of our iconic elders.

Rolling Loud Festival set for Dec. 14-15

The Rolling Loud Festival at the Banc of California Stadium Grounds & Exposition Park on December 14 and 15.

‘Too Hot to Handel!’ Washington Heights orchestra brings modern twist to ‘Messiah’

Too many still think of classical music as something that “other” people do.

GRAMMY winner Chief Ayanda Clarke talks upcoming festival

The premiere of Chief Ayanda Clarke's highly anticipated, family friendly True to Our Native Land event is coming up Dec. 14 and Dec.15 at The Brooklyn Bank event space.

Makaya McCraven talks new album ‘Universal Beings’

Musician and producer Makaya McCraven has been garnering critical acclaim for his 2015 release, “In the Moment,” which urged music critics to proclaim that the (currently) Chicago-based musician was a part of the city’s new jazz Renaissance.

Non-stop holiday music begins on 106.7 Lite FM

Just in time to get you into the holiday spirit, WLTW 106.7 Lite FM switches to its annual all-holiday music format.

Atiyya and Johnny Chavarria 'Decolonize the Bronx '

Atiyya is a singer-songwriter and a cellist. Johnny (pronounced Jo-nee) spits, deejays and produces.

New York Festival of Song presents W.C. Handy and the Birth of the Blues

Ccelebrating its 31st year, the New York Festival of Song will kick off the 2018-2019 season with W.C. Handy and the Birth of the Blues.

New York Festival of Music opens 31st season with W.C. Handy and the Birth of the Blues

Co-founder (with Michael Barrett) and Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song Steven Blier theorizes that it was in part the rumored enmity of Creole crooner Jelly Roll Morton that caused the enormously talented Alabama born “Father of ...

Apollo—Black and proud at 50

Sometimes it’s not just about singing. You need that extra umph, that proverbial battery in your back. Where does that come from? I guess realistically it varies, but idealistically, here’s a theory.

The Sugar Hill Quartet to share their oral histories of St. Nick’s Pub at Bill’s Place

I first stepped foot in St. Nick’s Pub in the late 1990s.

Jazz Notes: Johannesburg Joy of Jazz Festival

As Mayor Herman Mashaba of Johannesburg stated, “What better place to have a jazz festival than in the heart of this great city, where music is a part of our life?”

Rihanna named ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Barbados

Barbados Government Information Office has announced that Barbados native, pop star, actress and entrepreneur, Rihanna, has been named ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Barbados.

Madeleine Yayodele Nelson—musician, educator, founder of Women of the Calabash—passes

A memorial and musical tribute to Madeleine’s memory will be held Sept. 30, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, New York, N.Y.

Jazz Notes: Nat King Cole play, Andy Bey, Carolina Slim

By the end of the 1940s into the 1950s, the smoky tenor-textured voice of Nat King Cole had all the young bobby-sox girls mesmerized. Even my mother loved her some “Nat King Cole.”