Jazz Messengers

A handful of Jewish entrepreneurs are reinventing the jazz scene in New Orleans, a city with a tiny and aging Jewish population but a strong musical tradition in which different cultures have long mixed

Blues and Roots

Composer and bassist Omer Avital joins American jazz with Israeli and Arab styles, especially Yemeni and Moroccan, to create music with a new and vital connection to a shared Middle Eastern past

Jazz Standards

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene

Hyphenated Sounds

Two bands cultivate the ‘Afro-Judaic’ aesthetic

Inheritance

A pair of Swiss musicians brought their Jewishness back from the dead

Folk Fusion

Israeli expats are bringing the sounds of their youth to new jazz projects

Inside Player

Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl

Jazzed Up

New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah

Jazzed Up

Robert Pinsky’s poetry gets a rhythm section

Tapped In

Jane Goldberg shares an insider’s perspective on a dance tradition

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