International Jazz Day 2022 kicks off second decade celebrating America’s musical art form

On April 30, the 11th annual International Jazz Day saw celebrations in the form of live musical eruptions in more than 180 nations.The main...

Hearts and strings gather in global support of Ukraine

“Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.”“Creativity and artistic endeavors have a mission that goes far beyond just making music for...

New jazz opera by Wayne Shorter and esperanza spalding reimagines a more hopeful Iphigenia

The sound of her cry pierces the centuries, expressing the trauma of women, whose roles within humanity are essential, but whose lives have often...

Herbie Hancock heads a Hollywood Bowl evening of versatility and timeless spirit

As a recent article in DownBeat magazine — the veritable jazz publication of record — said of Herbie Hancock, he is “a musician of...

Creative artistry helps Tokyo Olympics toward building a culture of sustainability

"Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture...

Setting out to educate kindergarteners around the world

(the following article was excerpted with permission from the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz)Through an inspired collaboration with 14-time GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning pianist...

10th annual International Jazz Day presents a celebration through innovation

For the second straight year, because of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, International Jazz Day took on a form significantly modified from how it...

Euripides, Goethe, Shorter, Spalding . . . and You! Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding...

The ancient Greek myth of Iphigenia is being given a fresh operatic reimagining by ICAP co-president and jazz saxophone titan Wayne Shorter, in collaboration...

Miles and smiles as jazz greats come together for a fascinating Zoom session

A group conversation can unfold like a jazz performance with each participant taking his or her moment to solo with verve before seamlessly rejoining...

Lifting up hearts in a time of great need

Perched atop the roof of a hospital in Cremona, Italy, the birthplace of the Stradivarius violin, virtuoso Lena Yokoyama elevates the spirits of local...
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