- Meshell Ndegeocello has a new album out that is a dedication to singer Nina Simone, stream the new single here.
- Gilberto Gil comes to the Paramount Theater in Oakland tonight! Check out the Los Angeles Times review of his recent show at Disney Hall.
- Saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has re-signed to Blue Note Records after a 43-year gap for the release of his new album, Without A Net.
- A new box set of live recordings of Charles Mingus just came out on Mosaic Records, featuring The Jazz Workshop Concerts that took place between 1964-65.
- IRock JAZZ interviews SFJAZZ Collective member Stefon Harris how "everything but jazz" made him so great at it.
- We mourned the loss of saxophone great David S. Ware, whose tremendous spirit will be greatly missed.
- All About Jazz talks to Dr. Lonnie Smith about his recent release The Healer and formation of his new trio.
- Ron Carter speaks with Denver Westword on the evolution of jazz bass.