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Billie Holiday’s Cover of ‘My Yiddishe Mamme’

Remembering the legendary singer on the 100th anniversary of her birth

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New York Jewish Jazz Genius Bill Charlap Channels Beauty and Truth in 88 Keys

Starting a two-week stand at the Village Vanguard, the lyrical master interprets song for his own purposes

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The Meanest Genius in Portland, Maine

Outsider jazz great Allen Lowe scorns his neighbors, argues endlessly with himself

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The Sounds of Your Favorite Films—Including ‘Cabaret’ and ‘The Producers’—Remastered

Clarinetist David Krakauer unites iconic films, animation, and a swinging sextet in a rollicking multimedia project

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Ben Sidran, the Original Jewish Hipster

Talking to the musician about jazz, Lenny Bruce, and being an outsider

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Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio

The genre-bending musician channels the notion of ‘Zion’ through  reggae-dub

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A Jewish Christmas Soundtrack

The top 10 Christmas songs written by Jews, from ‘Silver Bells’ to ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’

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Big Band Theory

Grammy-winning jazz pianist Alon Yavnai enlists the help of a robust ensemble to invoke Latin, African, and Middle Eastern rhythms on a new album

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Spirited Holiday

With A Dreamers Christmas, subversive jazz musician John Zorn makes a straightforward holiday album that’s radical in its own way

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Unforgiven

Yoshie Fruchter and his band, Pitom, delve into repentance on the new album Blasphemy and Other Serious Crimes, a jazz-metal take on confession

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Jazz Messengers

A handful of Jewish entrepreneurs are reinventing the jazz scene in New Orleans, a city with a tiny and aging Jewish population but a strong musical tradition in which different cultures have long mixed

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Blues and Roots

Composer and bassist Omer Avital joins American jazz with Israeli and Arab styles, especially Yemeni and Moroccan, to create music with a new and vital connection to a shared Middle Eastern past

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Jazz Standards

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene

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Hyphenated Sounds

Two bands cultivate the ‘Afro-Judaic’ aesthetic

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Inheritance

A pair of Swiss musicians brought their Jewishness back from the dead

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Folk Fusion

Israeli expats are bringing the sounds of their youth to new jazz projects

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Inside Player

Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl

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Jazzed Up

New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah

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Jazzed Up

Robert Pinsky’s poetry gets a rhythm section

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Tapped In

Jane Goldberg shares an insider’s perspective on a dance tradition

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Dream of Fields

Notes from an “as-told-to” autobiography of a music legend

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All You Can Eat

Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats

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Dancing in the Street

Celebrating Jerusalem hip-hop with Coolooloosh

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Crossroads

Two musicians meet at the intersection of then and now

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Grass Roots

Hill country and the old country merge in a unique folk sound

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Marked Man

Ami Silber imagines a virtuosic con artist in 1940s Los Angeles

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Rise and Shine

What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?

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Energy from the Inside

A jazz drummer turns to gospel

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