| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Legend is an over-used word, but the description would apply to Ray Charles.
A visionary who combined R&B, country, jazz and blues in ways that defied expectation, Charles exerted an incalculable influence on all corners of American music after his...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:50 PM
For much of his long, prolific career, jazz trumpeter Clark Terry has been a passionate and generous teacher as well as a performer, mentoring Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, among others. Alan Hicks, one of the young musicians to have enjoyed Clark's...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:04 PM
J-A-Z-Z. It's America's legacy to the world, a symbol of cadence and freedom. A soup of syncopated rhythms and harmonies that seem to defy all limits.
And yet when the legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval was growing up in Havana, all music that...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Why don't filmmakers get jazz?
Why do most feature films miss the meaning of the music in attempting to depict it?
Why is the original American art form apparently so elusive on screen?
Two new films shed light on these mysteries, one peddling...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:05 AM
When Will McCormack was attending Trinity College in the mid-1990s as a performing arts minor, "I was in every play I could be in there."
A role model for the Plainfield, N.J., native was his older sister, Mary McCormack, a Trinity grad, who was by then...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz has unveiled that its annual gala and competition will be coming to Los Angeles this fall.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the message of jazz around the world, the institute's highest-profile...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 12:44 PM
The event: Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on Saturday on NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual black-tie...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Architect-turned-gallerist Shulamit Nazarian stretches out on the rooftop deck of her contemporary Venice art gallery, formerly a sleek Modernist house by the ocean.
The rooftop, five stories high with a fire pit at its center, is an oasis of peace on...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Clark Terry, the Grammy Award-winning trumpeter whose career spans 70 years, played in Count Basie's and Duke Ellington's bands, performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie and Dinah Washington, and mentored Miles Davis and Quincy...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:37 PM
A series of occasional articles exploring destinations that are easily reached via nonstop flights from Baltimore.
Flying to the West Coast for vacation isn't often ideal for Baltimoreans. It can be difficult to find nonstop flights, and it's almost...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:23 PM
The most revered black films aren't just beloved for all-star casts or compelling plots -- the soundtracks were just as pivotal. From “Do the Right Thing” to “Boomerang” and “Waiting to Exhale,” the music that scored...