The Latest Jazz News from Around the World

  • Is André 3000 in his jazz era?

    During his residency of the famed Blue Note jazz club in New York, the OutKast-rapper-turned-flutist showed us why New Blue Sun is both less and more than that question.

  • Laufey is a trad-pop superstar (and that's enough)

    The young Icelandic-Chinese singer, now a Grammy nominee, has been pegged by some as her generation's jazz savior — a burdensome role that arguably misreads her talents.

  • yMusic: Tiny Desk Concert

    The band's unique sound, driven by its peculiar blend of trumpet, winds and strings, seems like a compelling soundtrack for an age when music genres are becoming increasingly arbitrary.

  • Louis Cato: Tiny Desk Concert

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader believes that live music builds community. At the Tiny Desk, Cato captivates.

  • The 10 best jazz albums of 2023

    The best jazz albums of the year feel supercharged with the spirit of discovery, but also offer revelations — both comforting and challenging — the deeper you dig.

  • Laufey: Tiny Desk Concert

    The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter brings her modern jazz-pop love songs to the Tiny Desk.

  • Jazz Piano Christmas 2023

    This year, the annual holiday concert, recorded live at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., features an all-Cuban lineup: Hilario Durán, Melvis Santa and Alfredo Rodriguez.

  • The 50 Best Albums of 2023

    The album's not dead! Want proof? NPR Music's list of the best albums of 2023 features masterworks by veterans, newcomers, iconoclasts and at least one supergroup.