Montreal Jazz Fest — Wishing I was there

I’ve had some incredible experiences hearing great performances and soaking up the other jazz happenings at the Montreal International Jazz … More

Happy 80 Candles to the Village Vanguard!

Has it really been 30 years since I interviewed Max Gordon at the Village Vanguard for The Villager newspaper, for a … More

America Needs It Some “Treme”

“America needs it some Kermit,” the New Orleans DJ and sometime musician played by Steve Zahn says, about halfway through … More

The Village Vanguard at 75

Belated happy 75th birthday wishes to the Village Vanguard, the basement jazz temple on Seventh Avenue South opened by Max … More

The Blue Note 7: Mosaic

Blue Note Celebrates Its History … Again A band organized by Blue Note, specializing in music from that label’s archives? … More