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The Old-School Tuba Player Fighting for the Soul of New Orleans Jazz

There will be plenty of hip-hop and funk infiltrating this month's Jazz Fest. But one fourth-generation musician is making sure young people don’t forget the music that built...

Jazzing Up Life in Manila

Reviving the Beat of the Barrio

In 1940s East L.A., Mexican-Americans donned zoot suits and dodged violence as they pioneered a little-known musical genre. Today, their grandchildren are bringing pachuco back to...

Death of a Sidewinder

He was one of the greatest trumpeters of all time, but Lee Morgan’s young life was stopped short by a toxic romance with a woman who saved him, then shot him dead.

The Sax Man Who Took the Hollywood Bowl Tunnel

Steps from the most celebrated music venue in Los Angeles, a humble jazz journeyman has made a darkened underpass his stage for the past thirty-one years.

Jazz’s Great White Hype

The family of a white trumpeter who claimed to have invented jazz demands he be recognized among the genre’s greats…but not everyone is singing the same tune.