Jazz Music Director
July 19, 2017
The Late Show bandleader explains how he made a quintessential American anthem forged in national divisions new and how it speaks to the strength and diversity of our own society.
July 19, 2017 | Paul Conley
Bay area vocalist Sandy Cressman loves Brazilian music. Her sensitive, studied approach has won praise from Brazilian musicians and has earned her invitations to perform in that country. This week Cressman performs in Sacramento, supporting a new CD.
July 17, 2017
A group of NOLA music lovers has created "A Closer Walk," an interactive map of landmarks like the birthplace of jazz, a recording studio-turned-laundromat and the home of a legendary cornetist.
July 13, 2017
Jazz music director Gary Vercelli examines fresh new releases by an Italian pianist, a Brazil-loving vocalist, an Argentine saxophonist, and an iconic jazz fusion group paired with a German big band.
July 12, 2017
The jazz-vocal superhero moved to Michigan when she was only 3, but the city of her birth left an indelible impression. Hear it in the first single from her forthcoming album, Memphis.
July 11, 2017
Former State Deputy Attorney General Dave Bass is taking his talents out of the legal world and back into music. He discusses his pivotal accident, his longtime in law and his passion for jazz ahead of a performance this weekend.
June 30, 2017
The jazz saxophonist and composer's new album is a dense work that musically maps the sport of boxing.
June 23, 2017
The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.
June 21, 2017
Released for the first time this year, Monk's spirited musical contributions to the 1959 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses expand listeners' understanding of his creative genius.
June 21, 2017 | Chris Remington
The college ensemble Debop comes to Insight for a live performance of modern takes on traditional jazz tunes. They will be performing at Etorre’s this Friday and at the California State Fair in July.