Listen as Cantor Aryeh Leib Hurwitz expresses one of the most fundamental Jewish prayers — with a jazzy twist.
“We played music in hell,” Schumann later said of the experience.
Hear the acclaimed duo perform their hit “Well, Tell Me When” with an unexpected musical interlude
“Russian Lullaby” is at turns Jewish, African American, and Russian – which is to say that it is quintessentially American.
Read a fascinating interview spotted on OpenCulture between Jewish philosopher Jacques Derrida and jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman
Meyer’s Hardware on Chicago’s South Side was once the site of one of America’s most prominent jazz clubs.
A new documentary on Nat Hentoff shows how the 89-year-old Village Voice critic and free speech activist was always a little ahead of the curve. Except when he was behind it.
Jazz innovator Ornette Coleman, inventor of the term “free jazz,” has died at 85. Seth Rogovoy how Coleman was influenced by cantorial music.
Because it took in so much from so many places and changed so much over time, Jazz might easily be called the Yiddish of musical forms. It certainly benefited from a lot of Jewish talent.
‘Cafe Society Swing’ tells the story of Barney Josephson, the son of Lavtian Jewish immigrants who opened New York’s first integrated nightclub.