He's almost single-handedly responsible for hauling ragtime and vintage jazz into the YouTube era, but he’s not letting that go to his head.
“I love all kinds of music, but I could never tell you why I love it," declares band cofounder Eric Hilton. "I guess the search for that meaning keeps us going.”
For him, playing jazz is all about intuition, improvisation, and spreading a little bit of love.
It's an eight-piece outfit whose unique sound brings together elements of blues, rock, metal, funk, jazz, and African and Antillean music.
In Spanish, antibalas means “bulletproof”, and while the band of that name has so far avoided lunatics with assault rifles, it’s showing definite signs of being indestructible.
He’s a player’s player, both as a sideman with singers like Norah Jones and Martha Wainwright and as a bandleader.
Since becoming a true partnership, the band has been rapidly adding collaborators—not so much on-stage, but in the studio.
There's nothing like a shock to loosen a block.
One of the loveliest things about jazz is its social nature.
As creative musicians push back the frontiers of what’s possible, audiences generally follow.
Glancing at the album titles in the band’s 20-year discography, you might think the big Belgian jazz band is not only a bit weird, but also twisted.
The piano prodigy left her hometown just over three decades ago, moving into the big leagues of jazz.