Give Me The Banjo

Give Me The Banjo

The banjo has been an emblem of American culture for centuries. Yet few realize the instrument’s complicated, checkered past, one that illuminates a fledgling nation coming into being. Featuring such banjo greats as Béla Fleck, […]

A Night In Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

A Night In Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba

The indisputable founding father of “bebop,” Dizzy Gillespie remains one of the most recognizable and popular figures in jazz history. During his heyday in the 1940s, Dizzy was one of the first American jazz musicians […]