Fans are mourning the passing of longtime jazz pianist, educator and advocate Billy Taylor, who died Tuesday of heart failure. Taylor earned his Ph.D in music education and spread his passion for jazz, lecturing and writing for students and radio and television audiences. Jeffrey Brown looks back on his life. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown catches up with music legend Herbie Hancock, who celebrated his 70th birthday earlier this year and is touring in support of his latest album “The Imagine Project.” Continue reading
A successful multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Andrew Bird recently joined instrument and acoustic engineer Ian Schneller to create a novel live music experience, something they’re calling the “Sonic Arboretum,” at the Guggenheim Museum.
Jeffrey Brown has an update on musician Michael White who continues his efforts to keep New Orleans’ musical tradition strong, five years after Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading
Ray LaMontagne’s fourth studio album, “God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise” comes out today, and he says it’s his best yet.
Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings have been singing harmony and picking guitars together for over a decade, but almost always under the marquee of her Bluegrass star power.
“I’ve been riding a bike, in New York mainly, for almost 30 years, just as a way of getting around, starting off just getting around downtown to the clubs, art galleries, dinner with friends,” says musician, artist and culture connisseur David Byrne. His journeys — and the “life of the mind” therein — have been chronicled on his online journal for years and more recently in a new book called “‘The Bicycle Diaries.”