Nduduzo Makhathini

WBGO

No two paths are alike through the Winter Jazzfest, which has been a fond ritual of musical overload for more than 15 years.

As usual, the WBGO team hit the ground running during this edition of the fest: broadcasting live performances from the Bowers & Wilkins Sound Lounge; participating in panel discussions like “Jazz & Gender”; conducting artist interviews, or making connections; and just generally covering a whole lot of ground, both musical and literal.

Jonathan Chimene / WBGO

It’s time to start making your plans.

After all, the Winter Jazzfest is right around the corner — and its wild profusion of sounds and scenes can feel totally overwhelming, without a little prep. 

Blue Note Records

Take Five goes international this week, with artists from South Africa, Germany, Cuba, Spain, Israel and the UK.