We've been having some fun lately with these "Best of All Time" lists. But today, we will refrain from saying these jazz musicians were/are the best of all time. No, they are jazz musicians of note who made Miami their home. A best-of-all-time list would be way too long, and to explain that, I will ... More >>
It's true that a famous surname draws a lot of attention. Now imagine being the son or daughter of not one, but two famous parents. Double the benefits? Perhaps. But double the pressure? Most assuredly. No one knows that better than Michele Coltrane. The only daughter of jazz giants John and Alic ... More >>
The kids of bass legend Jaco Pastorius will share the stage with noteworthy Jazz fusion guitarist Randy Bernsen at Alligator Alley this Sunday, August 2. Bernsen, who was a close friend of the elder Pastorius, infuses his guitar work with loads of effects, and is one of the more successful South ... More >>
The eldest Marsalis on life with Leno, Sting, and a decade-old quartet.
So today is jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis' 48th birthday. I figured a good way to kick off this week's Throwback Tuesdays is to feature one of his tunes. We don't showcase jazz nearly enough on this blog, which is something that needs to change. And as far as a slow Tuesday morning goes, listen ... More >>
Nestor Torres blows better than Ron Burgundy ever could.
The Cellar Door Sessions 1970 (Sony)
Beyond the Sound Barrier (Verve)
Theater troupe moves in
Robert Thomas, Jr.
To remix or not to remix? These two recordings argue for the latter.
Weekend Jazz Saturday with Tracy Fields
Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez takes diplomacy as seriously as he does jazz
When Dave Valentin calls, Miami Beach jazz fans respond
Miami Film Festival favorite Calle 54 comes to a theater near you