by Lawrence D. Bobo onDecember 30, 2012
From Obama's debates to a Spike Lee joint, these achievements made this year memorable.
by Brett Johnson onDecember 5, 2012
The composer and pianist was best-known for defying genre conventions and for the tune "Take Five."
by Joshua R. Weaver onOctober 8, 2012
The Root Recommends: CD box set that immortalizes the place that made the Big Easy the home of jazz.
by Jade O. Earle onAugust 8, 2012
The Root Recommends: The new album by the band that fronted Broadway's Fela! It will not disappoint.
by N. Sheree Saunders onAugust 6, 2012
When dreams of a reunion tour with the original film's actors died, Lonette McKee devised a plan B.
by Brett Johnson onFebruary 26, 2012
Pianist Robert Glasper blends different genres to create accessible music for a new generation.
by John Murph onJanuary 31, 2012
Michael Kiwanuka is one of several artists with albums that are off the beaten path.
by Washington Post onDecember 29, 2010
Present at the birth of bebop, the pianist and educator helped make the Kennedy Center one of the most important American jazz venues.
by Martin Johnson onOctober 24, 2010
The pianist says his "genius grant" will help him bring jazz to neglected corners of America.
by Joel Dreyfuss onOctober 24, 2010
The ubiquitous Cuban jazz musician's latest album spans the range of his talents and interests.
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