Guitarist Jimmy Ponder Leaves The Organ Behind

B-3 band veteran tests new ax against an acoustic piano on Ain't Misbehavin'.

Dreamy Dispatches

American Jazz Museum Steeped In Lore

Exhibits on Parker, Ellington, Armstrong, others show off artifacts at Kansas City, Mo., hall.

Coming Home

Claude 'Fiddler' Williams Fires Up K.C. Jazz & Blues Fest

Weekend's 10th annual event also features Medeski Martin & Wood, Myra Taylor, pianist Jay McShann.

Tim Owens Takes Reins At NPR Jazz

Veteran broadcaster's appointment as executive producer signals National Public Radio's commitment to jazz.

Buckwheat Zydeco Captures Chenier's Spirit

Musician's set with his Ils Sont Partis band is highlight of sixth annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival.

Aged To Perfection

Facing Left And Getting It Right

Steve Turre Stretches Out On Spur Of The Moment

Trombonist explores several styles with Ray Charles, Chucho Valdés, others on new CD.

Latin Swing

Review: Diana Krall Brings Mellon Fest To Classy Close

Dave Douglas, Jeff 'Tain' Watts also turn in juicy performances.

Maceo Parker Finds His Funk Groove

The former James Brown sideman got the Pittsburgh crowd dancing at Mellon Jazz Festival performance.

Swing Set

Lots of Love From Elias

Down-To-Earth Golson

A Commanding Way With Swing

Pittsburgh Ballet To Dance To Turrentine, Horne, Strayhorn

Collaboration will feature live accompaniment by bassist Ray Brown and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine.

Jamaicans Jam On Jazz

Pianist Sarah Jane Cion Is Coming On Strong — And Sweet

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition has new CD, Moon Song.

Grooves Heat Up As TRI-C Jazzfest Winds Down

Stefon Harris, Zakir Hussain and lots of Latin-jazz under way at two-week Cleveland extravaganza.