Learning from the Masters: A Jazz Tradition

Before there were jazz degree programs, music concentrations, required courses, and suggested electives, aspiring jazz musicians honed their craft by hitching a ride with touring bands and established professionals. They learned from the masters. When legendary saxophonist Arnie Lawrence co-founded ... read more

Robert Glasper Takes Home Second Grammy Award

Robert Glasper is going to have to make more room on his mantle. The former New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music student scored his second Grammy Award on Monday, taking home the trophy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for ... read more

Sonic Gurus Talk All Things Aural at Make Music Monthly

It was the sort of erratic playlist that could empty out a crowded bar: the deafening assault of Drowning Pool’s “Bodies”; the jingoism of Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”; the cloying sweetness of Barney’s “I Love ... read more