The magazine’s Roots and World Music critic looks back at a year of live performances: here are the winners and a few losers.
When she composes a song, she said, it’s her guitar, rather than her voice, that “chooses the key. The guitar is the boss.”
Iconic second-generation bossa nova composer, singer, and guitarist Joyce Moreno.
“They are seekers, like we are, and they connect with the music that we play.”
Singer-songwriter Jackie Greene’s new tunes are comfortable without being lazy — this is a musician who flourishes in a more relaxed environment.
Claims that Stephan Micus erases international boundaries and makes one-world music get it backward. You visit his world on his records.
Ernie Smith’s rich baritone and playful lyrics have found a New England champion in the Rhode Island band Soul Shot.
John Berberian, an Armenian-American master of the oud, is in our midst.
Get your maps and open up your calendar app—it’s time to plan your summer of jazz in New England.
Woods Hill Table is the 153-seat culmination of a vision that encompasses the locavore movement in impressive fashion.