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Experience Jazz, Grades 7-12: Applications Due March 5!

February 26, 2021  •  

Experience Jazz is a genre-bridging music ensemble program for aspiring musical artists with a common desire to make new music rooted in jazz, blues, pop and hip-hop, to create and […]

“Return to Forever”: Chick Corea, 1941-2021

February 11, 2021  •  

Chick Corea “What making music for people does, I’ve observed, is it stimulates what’s natural in all of us. It’s native sense, in every person. You don’t have to be […]

RIP: We Were Always “Pleased and Flipped” to be With Davis Wilson

January 30, 2021  •  

Davis Wilson, at home at the Artists Quarter (2013) Author’s Note. Much of this article is drawn from my interview with Davis in 2006, with thanks to Al Iverson for […]

20 from 2020 – New Music that Helped

January 3, 2021  •  

2020 was the Year of the Rat which seems fitting for this year of plague. Concerts have been canceled, jazz clubs closed and it was a time when we needed […]

The Cody Steinmann Interview

November 12, 2020  •  

Cody Steinmann is a 27 year-old guitarist raised in Milwaukee and based in Minneapolis. Steinmann is a self-made man. He had to work for everything that he’s gained as a […]

How I Fell in Love With Jazz: Video Contest Deadline November 21

November 11, 2020  •  

Just a few months ago, before the COVID pandemic, no one would have imagined a time when musicians couldn’t play together, when there were no gigs, and when playing for […]