Jazz Music Director
June 19, 2019
The vibraphonist has a "love-hate relationship" with his instrument that has been helpful in perfecting his craft — but it wouldn't mean much without the deep emotional well he pulls from.
June 13, 2019
CapRadio’s Jazz Music Director Gary Vercelli highlights notable new releases by today’s top female jazz vocalists, including Calabria Foti, Tierney Sutton, Mary Stallings, and Nicki Parrott.
June 8, 2019
The 50th anniversary Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival box set, out now, focuses on jazz legends and rising stars from the region.
May 28, 2019
Rio Americano band director Josh Murray discusses a banner year of success for the school’s jazz program.
May 16, 2019
Sarah McKenzie is hard to categorize. She joins Insight to talk about her unique style, her new album and her upcoming performances.
May 7, 2019
Composer, bandleader, pianist and Harvard professor Vijay Iyer brings his sextet’s unique brand of jazz to the Mondavi Center at UC Davis.
May 1, 2019
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus all cut timeless classics, each pointing the form in a different direction.
May 1, 2019
Members of the West Coast jazz and hip-hip group discuss SOL Development's debut album and the role music plays in community activism.
April 25, 2019
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America about the forgotten all-female big bands that toured the United States during World War II.
February 28, 2019
André Previn died Thursday morning in Manhattan. He was a composer of Oscar-winning film music, conductor, pianist and music director of major orchestras.