The Latest Jazz News from Around the World

  • A Fine Romance: Jazz & Valentine's Day

    Celebrate Valentine's Day with classic songs of love from a 2018 Jazz at Lincoln Center concert, featuring vocalists Brianna Thomas, Vuyo Sotashe and an all-star big band.

  • Melanie Charles: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

    The rising jazz flutist blends Afrofuturistic jazz and Haitian folk in a transfixing Tiny Desk quarantine concert for our Black History Month celebration.

  • Immanuel Wilkins: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

    The jazz saxophonist and his quartet perform three songs that speak directly to the struggle and triumph of the Black experience for Tiny Desk's Black History Month celebration.

  • Saint Coltrane: The Church Built On 'A Love Supreme'

    Jazz Night visits the St. John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church, an evolving house of worship that has incorporated John Coltrane's A Love Supreme album as their chief liturgical text.

  • Lost (And Found) In Yonkers: The Billy Lester Story

    Jazz Night shines a light on the reclusive 74-year-old pianist Billy Lester. Lester has spent his whole life in Yonkers, N.Y. We hear his story and listen back to a trio set recorded in 2019.

  • Sofia Rei: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

    The Argentine singer-songwriter performed a three-song set from her Brooklyn apartment for Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST.

  • Labess: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

    This Algerian and Canadian band recorded its Tiny Desk Meets globalFEST set from Colombia and France.

  • We Need To Be Able To Feel

    The cost of 2020 — in lives, livelihoods, legacies and communities — is high and still being tallied. For jazz critic Nate Chinen, all that loss demands change to old ideas of critical objectivity.

  • The 2020 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

    The best new and rediscovered jazz recordings that lit up the dark and unsettling year that just ended, as voted on by 148 jazz critics.