5 Things to Do This Weekend

Spring jazz programming is in full swing again — most of it still virtual, but some of it in person. The big event on Friday is International Jazz Day, an annual UNESCO-sponsored celebration now in its 10th year, which culminates in the All-Star Global Concert, streaming at jazzday.com at 5 p.m. Eastern time, with artists including Herbie Hancock, Melissa Aldana […]

Billboard Music Awards 2021: Finalists

Gabby Barrett is a nine-time finalist and the female artist with the most nods, including top new artist. And although Morgan Wallen is a finalist six times across five categories, the country star — who was caught saying the N-Word on video — won’t be appearing at this year’s ceremony. “Morgan Wallen is a finalist this year based on charting. […]

In a Dark Time, This Music Will Make You Smile

Last fall, when the world was being told to expect a long, dark winter after what had already been a brutal year, I decided to search for some new, bracing orchestral music. It had been months since I’d been walloped by symphonic forces in a live setting. And if it was to be grim times ahead, I wanted at least […]

Watch the Gorgeous, Cinematic Video for Jess & Matt’s ‘Aftermath’

Jess & Matt released latest single ‘Aftermath’ earlier this month, the first taste of their forthcoming album Wildflowers. An intimate, personal folk-pop cut, the song demonstrated the duo’s gorgeous harmonies, delicate acoustic melodies and hint of country twang that have seen them praised by the likes of Stevie Nicks and Chris Isaak. Now, the couple and songwriting partners have shared the […]