"I was there before reggae," says Monty Alexander, speaking of his native Jamaica, in a way that's perfectly balanced between humble admission and matter-of-fact declaration. "I was playing in the studios of Kingston Jamaica, with the masters of Jamaican music, The Skatalites, before they were The ... More >>
â€‹Guatemalan blues. No, that's not right. Bilingual bossa nova. Eh, it sounds fun. But it doesn't quite capture it all. OK, We think we've got it. We'll call it music. Better yet, damn good music. After all, a word that accurately describes Gaby Moreno's eclectic blend of '20s and '30s blues, Bra ... 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 >>
From an Olympic champion to an honest-to-goodness queen, everybody has smoked pot.
For those of you who haven't heard about the new iPhone 4 yet (hiding under a rock?), it's pretty big. And Apple's trying to up the ante by hiring big shot movie director Sam Mendes (of Revolutionary Road and American Beauty fame) to direct their new Ad.
Burly, bearded Zac Brown and his band play Sunset Cove Amphitheatre on Saturday. The highlight of the evening will likely be a beer-drenched, sing along performance of his fiddle-laced, pleasantly simple and patriotic country smash "Chicken Fried." It's a fun little ditty that got me thinking about ... More >>
The last thing the world needs is another rant by some snooty music scribe who actually believes he can peg the next Coldplay or validate some MySpace wannabe. Don't worry; yours truly doesn't make any such presumptions. You won't find any holier-than-thou prognostications here -- just good new soun ... More >>
Sax fiend Kenny G to wed all five members of Agnostic Front!
M Ensemble's Seven Guitars echoes the blues
Wynton Marsalis and Odadaa! leaven America with Africa
The Best of Pérez Prado The Original Mambo #5 (Sony/Legacy)
Foxs keeps it real
Trumpet player gets another tribute
Jazz gets lots of screen time in one short week
The Lyric Theater throws a birthday party for Miami with art as a present
Harmonica Baron Thielemans suffers the jazz bug gladly
Jazz greats John Hicks and Eddie Henderson have no doubts about their vocation
After almost twenty years, New Orleans's Rebirth Brass Band is still irresistible
Compay Segundo Las Flores de la Vida
Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi plays it every which way
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Exotic sounds, imbued with heartache and romance
New Times reporters hit the road to bring you all the prehurricane weirdness fit to print
Satchmo Blues Bar & Grill
The Jazz in Film Festival
Jazz and blues do the horizontal bop as William Evans looks forward and back
For the comics who play South Florida's condo circuit, knockin' 'em dead is a disturbingly distinct possibility
The late, great Satchmo has his brilliant early years resurrected by a band of local jazz stars
Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington: If the music doesn't say it, it probably shouldn't be said
Scientists reveal rare and aggressive species! Hide (or seek) those old records before it's too late!