Louis Cole

Deborah Feingold

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, drummer Makaya McCraven and vocalist-producer Georgia Anne Muldrow are among the artists performing this fall on the fifth annual edition of BRIC Jazzfest, according to an announcement made this afternoon.

Christie Hemm Klok, Amy Touchette, Bruno Bollaert

Has jazz ever sounded so varied and diverse?

In this Checkout podcast, Nate Chinen — WBGO’s director of editorial content, and the author of Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century — reckons with the music’s current moment and how we got here.


Brainfeeder

When the Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Louis Cole isn’t making tongue-in-cheek music videos, he’s probably on tour flaunting his postmodern jazz-rock project, Knower.

A few months back, he assembled a big band of all-star jazz talent at Public Arts in Lower Manhattan. (It sold out instantly.) Luckily, this project comes to life again on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival.