When the middle of June comes a-knocking in Los Angeles, you know that it's time for the Playboy Jazz Festival, the annual 15 1/2-hour outdoor music party for multiple acts and more than 17,000…
It was a share-the-wealth evening at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, as a host of developing acts took home their share of trophies during the Staples Center ceremonies.
Many of the top nominees in the scattered field for the 55th Grammy Awards took home trophies from Sunday afternoon's pre-telecast ceremony at the Nokia Theater.
Esperanza Spalding is one extravagantly gifted young woman. She has stage presence, sings well, plays electric and acoustic double bass like a demon, writes and arranges most of her own material, has…
The hidden history of women in jazz is treated with a fan's enthusiasm and musical depth in Judy Chaikin's lovingly rendered "The Girls in the Band." Plentiful screen time for three generations of…
Esperanza Spalding, Justin Bieber, Herbie Hancock, Miranda Lambert and more
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