| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Marquis Hill, a rising Chicago trumpeter who teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has won one of the most prestigious jazz competitions in the world.
On Sunday evening in Los Angeles Hill took first place in the 2014 Thelonious Monk...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To get it out of the way right at the top: No, he didn't play saxophone. But that hardly stopped Bill Clinton from strutting across the stage of the Dolby Theatre like a true-blue jazz cat.
And how could you blame him?
By the time he appeared Sunday...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:23 AM
During the past decade, Orbert Davis and his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic have given listeners performances of a sort available nowhere else in American music.
From the multimedia sprawl of "The Chicago River" to the vividly pictorial scenes of "Havana...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Quincy Jones knew even at a young age that he wanted to compose film scores.
"I used to go to movies for 11 cents," Jones said at his mansion nestled in the Bel-Air hills. "I used to play hooky in Seattle every day. I could tell if a movie was scored at...
| 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...
| 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...