The Jazz Standards

January 7, 2019. Jeff Goldblum is famous for his starring roles in films such as Jurassic Park, The Big Chill, and The Fly. But did you know that, way back, he grew up playing piano and accompanying vocalists? By chance, Jeff was able to get back into the swing of things. The result: this new release, Jeff Goldbum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra: The Capitol Studio Sessions, which features A-list musicians and guest performers.

March 12, 2018. At age 75, Dr. Lonnie Smith still knows how to party. His new release, All In My Mind, was recorded last summer at his birthday celebration at The Jazz Standard in New York City. Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Johnathan Blake make this a trio record to remember.

When Alita Moses stepped onto the stage for the finals of the 2014 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in Switzerland last July, she had come a long way from West Hartford, Connecticut, and a long way from Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, where she is a senior jazz vocal major.

An announcement: The end-of-the-week recap, formerly "Around The Jazz Internet" or "The Friday Link Dump," has a new name. Musicians will know that a "lead sheet" is a melodic sketch with chord changes, a reference guide for when you don't know the tune by heart. Here's what you ought to read from this week: