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John and Alice Coltrane Grave
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John & Alice Coltrane’s NY home named ‘National Treasure’ — go visit!

Visiting the Coltrane home and graves in Long Island couldn't be easier. Meanwhile, check out our new photos of both historical sites.

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Kamasi Washington shares 2 new songs from new double LP, playing tons of shows

”The reality we experience is a mere creation of our consciousness, but our consciousness creates this reality based on those very same experiences. We are simultaneously the creators of our personal universe and creations of our personal universe. The Earth side of this album represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The Heaven side of this album represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me. ” - Kamasi Washington

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Andrew Cyrille Quartet at Village Vanguard
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Andrew Cyrille Quartet with Bill Frisell played Village Vanguard (pics, review)

On Easter Sunday (4/1), the Andrew Cyrille Quartet ended a five-night run at the legendary Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village.  Playing two sold-out sets a night for five nights certainly gave the group plenty of time to hone their live performance...

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2017 BRIC Jazzfest: lineup and tickets

The third-annual BRIC Jazzfest takes place October 14 - 21 at BRIC House in Brooklyn, including concerts, film screenings, panel discussions, dance and more. Performers include Maceo Parker, The Sun Ra Arkesta Directed by Marshall Allen, Regina Carter, Vijay Iyer, The Terri Lyne Carrington Band, and GoGo Penguin.

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Blue Note Jazz Festival: 2017 lineup & tickets

NYC's annual Blue Note Jazz Festival runs June 1 - 30 at various venues around the city (including many at the Blue Note itself). This year's lineup includes Pat Metheny, Dr...

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Chick Corea & Gary Burton with The Harlem String Quartet at Blue Note Jazz Club
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Chick Corea & Gary Burton played Blue Note Jazz Club with The Harlem String Quartet (pics, setlist)

Chick shows no signs of slowing down, his playing was nothing short of spectacular and the musical relationship with Burton is magically intuitive.

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Mulatu Astatke played Temple of Dendur (pics), the kickoff to World Music Institute’s 2016/2017 season (lineup)

Check out pics from Mulatu Astatke's set, and peruse the entire World Music Institute 2016/2017 schedule (Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge, Mbongwanna Starr/Songhoy Blue & more).

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Kamasi Washington at Red Bull Music Academy at Greenpoint Terminal
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pics: Kamasi Washington, Pharoah Sanders, & Sun Ra Arkestra @ Greenpoint Terminal

It was a great night of spiritual jazz at Greepoint Terminal on Sunday night (5/8), featuring legends Pharaoh Sanders, Sun Ra Arkestra and relative newcomer Kamasi Washington. The warehouse style space (around the corner from the Brooklyn Expo Center) was lit with projections and the stage was set up in the round, with...

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Robert Glasper teaching a Miles Davis course at NYU, scored the ‘Miles Ahead’ biopic

Jazz/hip hop musician Robert Glasper will now double as a professor at NYU, helping to teach a course on Miles Davis, whose new biopic Miles Ahead (starring Don Cheadle), he scored. For the class, he's teaming with Ashley Kahn, author of Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece...

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McCoy Tyner trio ft. Gary Bartz played the Blue Note (pics and review); more shows coming up

The Blue Note Jazz Club was the host to jazz legend McCoy Tyner and his trio on Monday.

McCoy, as you may know, was the pianist in John Coltrane's classic quartet from 1960-1965 and has had an long and brilliant solo career si...

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