Katie Taylor in Ross Whitaker’s documentary

Katie Taylor might be the closest thing we have to royalty. Tell people you’re about to meet her, and watch their jaws shudder just a little. They cou(...)

Kendrick Lamar: won the Pulitzer for his 2017 album DAMN. Photograph:  Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

In late January, the Compton, California, rapper Kendrick Lamar lost the Grammy Award for album of the year to Bruno Mars. DAMN., Lamar’s fourth LP, w(...)

Joey Alexander is in constant demand as a performer

Joey Alexander has the world at his feet: his first two albums have attracted Grammy nominations; his playing partners and musical mentors are some of(...)

Joey Alexander comes with some pretty heavyweight endorsements – Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock are among his ardent admirers. In that context, t(...)

Sean Jones – former lead trumpet with Wynton Marsalis’s Jazz at the Lincoln Centre orchestra and more recently stand-in for Miles Davis in the tribute(...)

Edmar Castañeda: ‘They sent me pictures of all these little kids playing my harp, and I thought: that’s amazing, one day I was like that’

Airport security being what it is these days, there are probably easier things to drag around the world than a full-sized harp. But when it comes to d(...)

Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning
  • Music
  • September 27, 2013, 00:00

The word influential is much abused, but if anyone deserves the epithet it’s pianist Ahmad Jamal. There may be musicians from jazz’s golden age who(...)

Drummer Chris Dave: ‘I’m like a lab rat. I don’t really like to leave the studio so it’s hard to walk out the door unless I’m getting on a plane to play’

When a top jazz drummer rolls into town, usually what happens is that a small group of fans gets very excited, and the rest of the music world (...)