Jeffrey Brown profiles Esperanza Spalding, the young jazz phenomenon who pulls double duty on stage by playing the bass and singing. The classically trained bassist has appeared at the White House and is currently on a world-wide tour.
By Tom LeGro, Anne Azzi Davenport
In this extended interview, Jeffrey Brown talks to Esperanza Spalding about the inspiration to her song, "Little Fly."…
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."…
By Tom LeGro
Herbie Hancock recently performed with several of the musicians from his album, "The Imagine Project," at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Here's an excerpt of the song "Space Captain" performed with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, jazz musician Michael White is back in New Orleans, but his old neighborhood is still mostly empty. In the years since Katrina he's experienced a personal and musical "rebirth" -- another New Orleans tradition.
Performer and choreographer Maurice Hines had mostly retired his dancing shoes, until an opportunity came knocking at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage.
For 17 days and nights every spring in Charleston, South Carolina, theaters, churches and outdoor spaces are home to opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.
By Tom LeGro
Groundbreaking singer, performer and film star Lena Horne died Sunday night in New York at the age of 92. Horne, the first African American to sign a long-term contract with a major film studio, broke down racial barriers, most memorably…
A roundup of arts headlines.
Legendary jazz singer and actress Lena Horne, who broke racial barriers in the entertainment industry, died Sunday in New York at age 92. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at her career.
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