Written by user on October 2, 2014
Johannesburg-based ensemble Uhadi (Photo: Ts’eliso Monaheng)
In 2014, South Africa celebrated 20 years of Democracy, and as a part of that, Jazz at Lincoln Center invited the Johannesburg-based ensemble Uhadi to perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
While they were in town, they also recorded some educational videos with us covering some of the uniquely South African forms of Jazz.
These videos help to illustrate the ability of Jazz to work with other styles of the world, influence them, and be influenced …
Written by user on September 24, 2014
Photo: Hugo van Gelderen
John Coltrane would have celebrated his 88th birthday on the 23rd. His status as one of the most universally beloved, admired, and imitated jazz artists has held true for more than half a century. In 2012, Jazz at Lincoln Center hosted a John Coltrane festival, and in preparation for that, we asked several artists to discuss the impact of John Coltrane, as well as to list their favorite Trane albums. What resulted was a remarkable …