Alexander Landgraf, The University of Chicago
Modern listeners can now relate to the music that had largely faded into obscurity.
Niall Calvert, Wesleyan University
In a world where jazz is seemingly in decline, few musicians perform the genre. Kamasi Washington seeks to transform it.
Sonia Noorbakhsh, UC Berkeley
The beloved artist released a new record after a five-year wait, which comes complete with mature vocals and styles.
Elliot Jackson-Ontkush, Skidmore College
Engaging without being distracting, this music genre creates the perfect environment for working or just relaxing.
Kieran Benson, Luther College
From her debut album to her more recent work, the musical talent and originality of the singer-songwriter remain more than evident.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
Before Elvis ever took the stage, this woman was combining gospel, blues and jazz to pioneer the genre we all know today.
Dylan Kazanova, University of Texas at San Antonio
The Big Easy is known for jazz, but is it what everyone’s listening to? It’s time to explore the multifaceted music scene that includes rock, rap and funk.
Mela Lozano, University of Texas at San Antonio
He will have you reminiscing about your first love in every song.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
One up-and-coming artist and her Friends are fusing pop and jazz into musical masterpieces, one song at a time.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
Five years on, it’s time to take a look at one of jazz music’s unlikelier duos.
Camilla Forte, Columbia College Chicago
Metaphorically, of course.
Lexi Anderson, Pratt Institute
It’s about time the man who embodies jazz makes his own mark on the genre.
Remington Jensen, University of Idaho
His newest album, ‘Heaven and Earth,’ has glimpses of the once-in-a-generation talent that has the jazz world in awe.
Rakshya Devkota, Saint Louis University
A musician and senior at NYU, Yasmin Williams wants you to play the guitar — but you probably won’t play it like she does.
Xavier Austin Reyna, University of Texas at San Antonio
Watch out this month – artists are dropping albums like no tomorrow and you’ve got to be prepared. Here’s a list of some you should definitely look out for.
Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
Marshall’s third full-length release shows another young, once-in-a-generation talent for production, songwriting and artistry.
Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
Gatus, who himself survived leukemia, donates his profits and plays in hospitals throughout Southern California.
Christian Zeitler, Carnegie Mellon
Composed of five jazz enthusiasts at Shenandoah University, the Virginia band comes alive onstage with energetic, improvisational brilliance.
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