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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 this city.

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 life.

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.