Jazz: America’s Secret Sonic Weapon. Concert May 12 at Evergreen Museum

At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government recruited jazz icons such as Dizzy Gillespie and Duke Ellington to tour the world as cultural ambassadors and burnish America’s reputation as a beacon of multi-cultural freedom and creativity. While this projection often obscured a far more complicated reality, the tours proved incredibly effective, inspiring one reporter to dub them “America’s secret sonic weapon.” | Read more>> Read more

Bass Legend Ron Carter Performs at Keystone Korner

It’s not every day that one has the opportunity to attend a performance by a jazz legend. With a six-decade long career, bassist and bandleader Ron Carter holds the title for most recorded jazz bassist, totaling over 2,200 recordings with such greats as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Jim Hall, Duke Pearson, Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, and many, many more. | Read more>> Read more