“He turned poison into medicine…” - Herbie Hancock lecturing on the wisdom of Miles Davis at Harvard University

Icon, virtuoso, revolutionary, provocateur, the “Prince of Darkness” and a shining light, trumpeter Miles Davis was to jazz what Johannes Kepler was to planetary motion—radically redefining the way we think about the subject. And he did so more than once, shifting styles relentlessly like the boxer he wanted to be—darting musically from here to there, changing up his approaches unexpectedly, feinting just when you thought you had him pegged….  read full article 

Preview: Little Jazz Man
Being a jazz prodigy is "kind of hard" says 12-year-old Joey Alexander, who draws standing ovations by making it look easy

Newport Jazz is featured in tonight’s 60 Minutes interview with piano prodigy Joey Alexander. In addition to our own George Wein, our friend Gary Walker, WBGO Jazz 88.3 announcer, will be part of the segment. Congratulations Joey! Here’s a preview of tonight’s segment.