1. Alyssa Graham

    February 24, 2009 6:14 PM EST Over the last decade, as Alyssa Graham traveled through Brazil, India, China and Europe, she saw dozens of local performances and soaked in different musical cultures. The singer's adventurous spirit also helps explain why she decided to leave Blindman's Holiday, a successful rock…

  2. Q&A: Wayne Shorter

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. During a two-night appearance at last month's Umbria Jazz Melbourne '05 festival in Australia, Wayne Shorter, jazz's pre-eminent saxophonist, was an intrepid astronaut navigating the musical cosmos with improvisational brio. With…

  3. Forma Nueva

    December 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cuban-born pianist/composer Manuel Valera has been paying his jazz dues for some time now, having toured with, among others, Paquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Steve Turre, John Benitez and Dave Valent Cuban-born pianist/composer Manuel Valera has been paying his jazz dues for some time…

  4. Anastasio Gets Moving In The Studio

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Following the dissolution of Phish, former guitarist Trey Anastasio has begun rolling tape on his next solo album. Following the dissolution of Phish, former guitarist Trey Anastasio has begun rolling tape on his next solo album. Late last month at his Barn studio in Vermont, the artist was…

  5. Vintage Hancock Albums Unearthed

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two rare Herbie Hancock albums will be released Aug. 17 via Columbia/Legacy. Two rare Herbie Hancock albums will be released Aug. 17 via Columbia/Legacy. Originally released in 1979, "VSOP Live Under the Sky" has been expanded for its maiden CD issue with 10 previously unreleased…

  6. . . . Till Then

    August 30, 2003 12:00 AM EDT This elegant, small-ensemble jazz album is Panamanian keyboardist Danilo Perez's first CD as leader in three years. This elegant, small-ensemble jazz album is Panamanian keyboardist Danilo Perez's first CD as leader in three years. He has chosen to go with a pair of trios—John…

  7. Tour To Celebrate Jazz Legends

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove will celebrate the music and lives of late jazz legends John Coltrane and Miles Davis with a U.S. tour dubbed Tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and trumpeter Roy Hargrove…