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12 Young American Jazz Musicians You Need to Know

February 12, 2015

Many music mavens, jazz fans or otherwise, know of American jazz legends like Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, but a new generation of artists are bringing refreshing new talent to the genre. From the breakout success of artists like Gregory Porter and Esperanza Spalding to up-and-coming talents like pianist Aaron Diehl, we uncover the best young American jazz musicians.

Danilo Peréz Builds a Magnet for Musicians in Panama

January 20, 2015

Nearly 30 years after he left his native Panama to study jazz composition at Berklee, Danilo Perez has made promoting musicianship in Panama — using music as a springboard, cultural unifier and teaching tool — his life’s work.

SPCR: New Music from Willie Nelson, Jimmy Greene and more

January 05, 2015

Saxophone player Greene’s daughter, Ana, was one of the 22 children killed in the Sandy Hook school shootings two years ago. She was, as he says in his liner note essay, six years, eight months and 10 days old.

3/1/15 Kenny Garrett Washington, DC Blues Alley
3/1/15 Rick Braun Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise - Holland America
3/1/15 Stanley Jordan Los Angeles, CA Catalina Jazz Club
3/2/15 Jonathan Butler Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise
3/2/15 Rick Braun Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise - Holland America
3/3/15 Kevin Eubanks Morristown, NJ Mayo Center for the Performing Arts (w/ Stanley Jordan)
3/3/15 Stanley Jordan Morristown, NJ Mayo Center for the Performing Arts (w/ Kevin Eubanks)
3/3/15 Jonathan Butler Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise
3/3/15 Rick Braun Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise - Holland America
3/4/15 Jonathan Butler Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise
3/4/15 Rick Braun Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise - Holland America
3/5/15 Christian McBride Stockton, CA Take Five Jazz Club
3/5/15 Jonathan Butler Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise
3/5/15 Rick Braun Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise - Holland America
3/6/15 Jonathan Butler Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise
3/6/15 Rick Braun Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise - Holland America
3/6/15 Nels Cline and Julian Lage Bergen, Norway Sardinen USF
3/6/15 Cyrille Aimée Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe
3/7/15 Christian McBride Turlock, CA Stanislaus Jazz Festival
3/7/15 Jonathan Butler Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise
3/7/15 Cyrille Aimée Pittsburgh, PA Manchester Craftsman Guild
3/7/15 Rick Braun Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise - Holland America
3/8/15 Jonathan Butler Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise
3/8/15 Rick Braun Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Smooth Jazz Cruise - Holland America