Monterey Jazz Festival, at 60, still manages to honor its past and cultivate its future

Monterey Jazz Festival, at 60, still manages to honor its past and cultivate its future
Featuring: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Leslie Odom Jr., Common, Regina Carter, Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, Kenny Barron and many more When: Sept. 15-17. Friday, 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. Where …
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Jazz pianist Robert Lepley back on the keys after career as a minister
When Robert Lepley sits at the piano to jam with fellow musicians at Treme blues and jazz club in Islip, the first thing you notice is his broad smile. Even before breaking into “MacDougal St., NYC,” an original piece he wrote that’s also the title …
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Spyro Gyra’s Tom Schuman to headline Christmas City Jazz Festival
Tom Schuman is a great pianist, and as a longtime member of the world renowned fusion jazz group Spyro Gyra, he contributed to the band’s Grammy-nominated music. When he appears as headliner Saturday at the second annual Christmas City Jazz Festival in …
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