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The Roots of Jazz, Part Two

While many people think of jazz strictly in terms of brilliant soloists, the heart of jazz remains essentially an ensemble music of collective improvisation that swings and employs “blue notes.” […]

The Roots of Jazz, Part One

New Orleans is internationally famous as the birthplace of jazz. From jazz’s birth at the turn of the century to its diverse manifestations in contemporary times, our congressionally-declared “national treasure” […]

Charmaine Neville

“Wheee!” grinned a delighted new fan, marveling at the beautiful bundle of human sound and motion. “You make me tired just looking at you.” Charmaine Anita Neville is a multi-talented, […]