Three of North America's most distinctive song stylists have created a record about friendships lost, found, and insufficient.
If she cared about money, she could very easily have become England's answer to Norah JOnes.
They're taking two steps forward and one look back.
Touring behind its third studio album, Let Me Get By, Tedeschi Trucks may deliver a more soulful, R&B vibe than ever before.
The long-time session player cites the late German composer, Karlheinz Stockhausen, as both an inspiration and a cautionary example.
Taking a staycation in June suddenly makes a lot of sense.
It was a great year for talent, but the 2015 edition of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival will likely go down in history for its accompanying weather.
In another world—not necessarily a better one, but definitely different than our own—jazz would be an introvert’s music.
Vancouver was doing its best Havana impersonation as Hugh Fraser and VEJI took to the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival’s Georgia Stage on June 21.
Doing the research isn’t necessarily the best way to find out what Julia Hülsmann will be up to at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival this weekend.
Working with electronics is nothing new to Douglas, but, as he notes, “the technology moves so fast that you have to rethink the process every time you do it.”
Bokanté, Donny McCasllin, Antibalas, and Jim Campilongo are among dozens of artists who will bring joy to Vancouver from June 22 to July 2.
In the country’s apartheid past, interracial jazz bands helped to break down barriers and unite people.
The “jazz” festival is an increasingly flexible concept, but of all the pop acts booked to play this year, Erykah Badu probably has the strongest claim to the honour.
Inspiration, accident, and accretion: all played a part in the creation of Antonio Sánchez’s impressively complex new album
Michael League has a simple explanation for why his alternative big band Snarky Puppy has become an underground sensation.
For me, one of the undeniable highlights of the past decade was catching the Scandinavian improv quintet Atomic in an oceanside lodge on one of the Gulf Islands.
The stupidest question in music journalism is “How did your band get its name?” Still, when the act you’re talking to is called GoGo Penguin, it’s one that must be asked.
For some of us, everything is political. For others, not so much.
Hot jazz, the style popularized by Louis Armstrong and his peers in the 1920s, has been out of favour for a long, long time. Yet its combination of infectious high spirits and bluesy eloquence refuses to die.
When two individuals come together to create a piece of art, the results can be extraordinary.
Steven Wilson talks much like he makes music: in long, intricately structured passages, showing evidence of careful thinking about what, exactly, he wants to get across.
Christine Jensen likes a good theme, as anyone who attended last month’s Hard Rubber Orchestra concert in Vancouver knows.
For 55 years, or more than twice as long as Eli Bennett has been on this planet, playing John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” has been the make-or-break test for aspiring jazz saxophonists.
It’s Monday morning and I have a jazz hangover, despite having consumed nothing more noxious than Perrier and some ill-advised food-truck chicken.