Jazz Music Director
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.
June 19, 2017
Enjoy a live performance from the trumpet virtuoso who's stretching modern jazz music to include flavors of hip-hop, trap and West African percussion.
June 15, 2017 | Gary G. Vercelli
It's a good time to be a jazz lover. On Sound Advice, Gary Vercelli joins us with five new selections recently released and sure to get your foot tapping. We'll hear tracks from Bria Skonberg and Terry Gibbs.
June 14, 2017
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters award, which comes with a $25,000 prize, is widely described as United States' highest honor for jazz.