Music

Tori Kelly: Never Alone ft. Kirk Franklin

  Check out this week’s video featuring Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin performing “Never Alone” only on McQsJazz.com.

Cécile McLorin Salvant

  Standing behind the Tiny Desk with only pianist Sullivan Fortner by her side, jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant remarked that she hadn’t been this nervous in a while. But it was hard to tell: She embraced the discomfort with ease, taking command of the space with a calm demeanor and spiritual presence that felt

Ari Lennox – Whipped Cream

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Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline Reclaims Mood Music In The City Of Brotherly Love

Nels Cline has earned his place as a guitar hero for our times, with a track record stretching back four decades and a marquee gig with Wilco. But if you mainly associate him with squalls of feedback, you’re missing a big part of the picture. “The Avant Romantic” is how Rolling Stone pegged him about

Christian Sands – Reaching For The Sun

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Syd Isn’t Rushing Her Moment

When the hip-hop collective Odd Future broke onto the music scene in 2008, they looked and sounded like a group of rowdy, young boys. OF’s rambunctious, juvenile and clownish behavior is part of what shaped the group’s independence and authenticity, which quickly attracted loyal fans and attention from the media. But as the group rose

Esperanza Spalding Is The 21st Century’s Jazz Genius

It’s not enough to make list after list. The Turning the Tables project seeks to suggest alternatives to

Nashville: Not Just A Country Scene But A Place To Go For Jazz

“It used to be: ‘Nashville — that’s where you come to play country music.’” Joe Spivey is voicing a prevailing view of his adopted hometown, one that has endured for the better part of a century. But Spivey — a fiddler in The Time Jumpers, the swingingest band in Music City — knows better. He

All The Things You Are: Aretha’s Life In Jazz

Aretha Franklin was about a month shy of her 20th birthday when she appeared for a week at The Village Gate in late February of 1962. She shared a bill there with pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, who like her was an indescribable talent — a genius, in the fullest sense of the word —