Despite once being "an essential mid-20th century] stopover on the Southern tour circuit for legends like Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole," Miami was never a straight-up jazz town.
Our city's always been more about the crooners, salsa, disco, booty bass, freestyle, street rap, and e ... More >>
It's been about 100 years since that quintessentially American art form known as jazz music was invented by a mostly nameless gang of raw and adventurous trumpeters, trombone blowers, clarinetists, tuba men, guitar guys, bassists, piano players, and drummers in New Orleans.
In the 1910s, though, ou ... More >>
Overtown once rocked with the sounds and soul of musicians such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie.
A hotbed of music and culture, Overtown's heyday has passed, but not entirely. This neighborhood just northwest of downtown Miami is being revitalized, with help from Amy Rosenberg ... More >>
Not many swing bands boast an axe man who's a fan of Rush. Then again, when the original swing bands were around, prog rock wasn't even the horizon, let alone a dream in some long-haired Canadian's mind. Oddly enough, the swing bands got along fine without it. Though truth be told, the genre might s ... More >>
On the current southern tour of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the 16-piece band is focusing on the 70th anniversary of the original Blue Note records. The New York-based label founded by Alfred Lion and Max Margulis in 1939 that became seminal for musicians like Thelonious Monk, John C ... More >>