As the 1960s ended, Herbie Hancock embarked on a grand creative experiment. Having just been dismissed from the celebrated Miles Davis Quintet, he set out on the road, playing with his first touring group as a leader until he eventually formed what would become a revolutionary band.

This Sunday, August 12, JAZZSTOCK will present a 70th Birthday Tribute to legendary drummer, composer, bandleader, and 2012 NEA Jazz Master recipient, Jack DeJohnette, at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. 2012 Grammy Award winning drummer, composer, producer and clinician Terri Lyne Carrington will perform along many other talented musicians. Teri Roiger and John Menegon join us to tell us more.

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival offers classical music and jazz through August 24. Artistic Director, Linda Chesis, joins us to tell us all about the rest of their amazing season.

Ella, conceived by Rob Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison with a book by Jeffrey Hatcher, is running at Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, NY July 24th through August 12th.

Maceo Parker

Jun 25, 2012

Funk and jazz sax legend, Maceo Parker, is performing at the 35th Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC on Saturday, June 30th. Here we speak with him about his start with James Brown, and more!

Music -Mother Popcorn

Saratoga JAZZ!

Jun 21, 2012
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson Wednesday proclaimed June is “Jazz Month” in Saratoga Springs --- WAMC's Dave Lucas was on hand when the Mayor issued the proclamation, and files this report.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center President Marcia White greeted the crowd gathered in Wednesday afternoon's scorching heat on the lawn of the Saratoga Springs Visitors Center...

Mayor Scott Johnson proclaimed June “Jazz Month” in recognition of the 35th anniversary of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival.