Jason Moran: The Modern Maestro

Jason Moran is a Houston, Texas-born pianist and composer. His eclectic styling has led to a successful run of over fifteen years, as both sideman and band leader. In this time, Moran has received considerable praise for his fluid play, which encompasses various styles, blending them into one definably distinctive …


Emily Bear Live at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge

Emily Bear is like any other 11-year-old girl, aside from the fact that she is an accomplished pianist, expressive composer and, if that wasn’t impressive, she also possesses something very few children her age have – the Quincy Jones stamp of approval. The 27-time Grammy-Award winning producer/arranger/composer and all-around legend …


Producer John W. Comerford: The Making of “Icons Among Us”

John W. Comerford and Brian Blade Producer, John W. Comerford is an artist and visionary. Through his lens we are able to take a glimpse of what jazz looks like in the present tense. Today’s jazz artists have told their story and Comerford has captured their words and the passion …


Maya Azucena: Self-Made

Humanitarian, cultural ambassador as well as an ambassador for Bead for Life, domestic abuse advocate and activist, Grammy-Certificate winner for her collaboration with Stephen Marley on his 2007 “Mind Control”, 40 Under Forty Achievement Award winner, Hearing Our Voices Award winner, and MTV’s Made Coach and the recipient of the …


Kenny Barron: Jazz today is from the head, not the heart.

Nine-time Grammy Award nominated pianist, Kenny Barron, is arguably the most influential names in jazz today. His iconic career spans over 50 years. One of his first playing jobs was in the late, great Dizzy Gillespie’s band. Barron taught piano at Rutgers University for 25 years, and is currently teaching …