jazz

How Dave Brubeck Used His Talents to Fight for Integration

As a white jazz musician in a segregated country, he fought for his black bassist.

Designs for America's First Standalone Jazz Hall

Architects created a San Francisco performance space that feels more like a community room.

The Secret to Memphis's Blues District Success

Lots of cities have tried to build thriving arts and entertainment districts, but few have anything like Beale Street. As he gets ready to retire, the developer who made it happen looks back.

The Jazz District Authenticity Problem

Kansas City's place in American music history is inarguable. So why hasn't its jazz-based revitalization taken off?