Hear tracks by Griff, Kidd G, Masayoshi Fujita and others.
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.
Mr. Koester’s Delmark Records and his Chicago record store were vital in preserving and promoting music the big labels tended to overlook.
Hear tracks by Olivia Rodrigo, Tony Allen, L’Rain and others.
With “Inventions/Reinventions,” Dan Tepfer fills out Bach’s missing two-part inventions with daring free improvisations.
To watch LaTasha Barnes dance is to watch historical distance collapse.
Hear tracks by Rostam, Marcellus Juvann, Gogo Penguin and others.
Mr. Sorabjee was a constitutional expert and free speech advocate who served two stints as the nation’s attorney general. He died of the coronavirus.
His new album, “Jesup Wagon,” is a tribute to another polymathic figure who insisted on cutting his own path: George Washington Carver.
Hear tracks by Willow featuring Travis Barker, girl in red, DJ Khaled featuring Cardi B, and others.
The subject of a Life magazine cover story, she found early fame as a star of ’50s era television and drew comparisons to Judy Garland.
Starting in the late 1960s, the textile artist and the trumpeter taught classes, held concerts and made work in a Swedish schoolhouse. This period is the focus of a new celebration by Blank Forms.
“Salswing!,” his new project with the Panamanian big band leader Roberto Delgado, celebrates the connections between Afro-Cuban music and jazz.
Hear tracks by YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Yola, Alfa Mist and others.
Hundreds of albums bore his name, notably reissues of classic material. And he helped make WBGO the biggest jazz radio station in the New York area.
Voters will find a new type of ballot when selecting their party’s nominee for mayor.
Hear tracks by Andra Day, London Grammar, José González and others.
Three recent recordings conjure the mid-20th-century moment when the city was a center of innovative composition.
Hear tracks by Doja Cat featuring SZA, Twenty One Pilots and Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi.
The Chicago musician’s group is following up its 2019 album, “Where Future Unfolds,” with an LP reacting to the events of 2020 titled “Now.”
Hear tracks by Westside Gunn, Rosanne Cash, Dry Cleaning and others.
The bassist, vocalist and producer’s latest project is a therapeutic suite of songs sparked at an artists’ retreat she started during the pandemic.
Starting on Friday, theaters, comedy clubs and other arts venues can open at 33-percent capacity. The formula doesn’t work for everyone.
The Crescent City is the kind of place you daydream about long after you’re gone. Here are a few ways to be there in spirit.
His trove of pictures formed the foundation of a vast personal collection that is now part of the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens.
Hear tracks by Taylor Swift, Rod Wave, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Iggy Pop and others.
The soul-jazz organist and the punk frontman worked together on a pair of covers and discovered a musical kinship.
He was an integral member of Mr. Hancock’s jazz-funk band the Headhunters, whose albums reached millions in the 1970s.
In ensembles big and small, the prolific musician uses sound to make the world’s complexities a little more graspable.
Hear tracks by Lucy Dacus, Jorja Smith, Charles Lloyd and the Marvels, and others.
Probably the most prominent drummer of his generation to consistently front his own groups, he was also an insightful educator and mentor.
Hear tracks by Drake featuring Rick Ross, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Bebe Rexha and others.
Hear tracks by Pop Smoke, Jade Bird, Adrian Younge and others.
There are almost as many interpretations of her short life and enormous legacy as there are books and films about her, including the new biopic starring Andra Day.
The jazz pianist and innovator was at the forefront of the movement blending jazz and rock in the 1970s, and recorded close to 90 albums as a bandleader or co-leader.
When jazz and rock fused in the 1970s, he was at the forefront of the movement. But he never abandoned his love of the acoustic piano.
The bassist, bandleader and composer’s 10-disc “Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World” invites you to listen, and let the music do its work.
A new box set showcases Julius Hemphill’s work as a composer, saxophonist and flutist on the boundary between jazz and classical styles.
Proficient across a range of genres, she had the hall-filling power of an operatic mezzo-soprano and the directness of a pop singer.
Hear tracks by Weezer, Camilo, Deb Never and others.
The National Museum of African American Music is opening in the capital of country music. And that’s exactly where it belongs.
He helped to find a new role for a notoriously cumbersome instrument in a wide range of musical settings, including the “Saturday Night Live” band.
As a member of one of the most popular groups in jazz, he was a star. But as a Black musician in an otherwise all-white ensemble, he sometimes confronted racism.
Hear tracks by Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton, Rhye, Tim Berne and others.
Three theaters are exploring “Swingin’ the Dream,” which tanked on Broadway in 1939, but opens a window on the racial and artistic dynamics of its time.
The Newark native has long been lauded for his brilliant abstractions. Lately he’s writing about something more concrete — and producing his most powerful music yet.
An artist straddling jazz and classical styles had perhaps the most exciting fall in new music.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Sylvie’s Love” and “Soul” understand the music and its place in African-American life, a welcome break with Hollywood history.
The nimble king of flatpicking had enormous influence on a host of prominent musicians. And he could sing, too, until he could no longer.
A woman falsely accused the teenager of taking her phone in the video, which fueled concerns about racial profiling. It was shared by the teenager’s father, a prominent jazz musician.