Woman holding saxophone, smiling.

Jazz's growing popularity in Chile may owe something to Melissa Aldana's family, which has produced three generations of saxophone players: Grandfather Kilo led a swinging big band, while father Marco played in various jazz clubs throughout Santiago and was a semi-finalist in the 1991 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition. Now the torch has passed to Melissa who won the Monk...

BMI CEO Mike O'Neill,NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa, and NEA Director of Music and Opera Wayne S. Brown congratulate the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Richard Davis, Jamey Aebersold, and Anthony Braxton who are holding plaques.

New York, NY
Sponsored by BMI
January 13, 2014
Photos by Michael G. Stewart

 Jamey Aebersold, Anthony Braxton, Keith Jarrett, and Richard Davis seated.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall
New York, NY
January 13, 2014
Photos by Michael G. Stewart...

Journal with lines and words

It’s hard not to feel inspired when flipping through the pages of Esopus magazine. With gorgeous photographs, unconventional layout, and clever packaging (the most recent issue was designed to look like a stack of file folders), the design of the semiannual publication rivals the artwork and archival material it features. And there have...

Colorful oil painting on canvas

     If you happened to notice an Airstream trailer towed by a black pick-up truck while driving last year, you may have spotted artist Milisa Valliere and her husband Roland. An adventurous couple, the two decided to pack up their things and hit the road during the summer of 2012 to promote the artist’s paintings and, perhaps, seek...

Taylor Ho Bynum.

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum is one of the freshest and most innovative voices composing and playing music today. As a leader, collaborator, sideman, and composer, Ho Bynum continually pushes the outer boundaries of jazz, and his list of collaborators reads like a list of  "who's who"  in the avant-garde music scene. He has played with...

David Ivey.

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on September 27, 2013. Photos by Michael G. Stewart  ...

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows.

2013 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony & Banquet at the Library of Congress on September 25, 2013. Photos by Tom Pich


At the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC, visitors can expect to meander amongst capsules and satellites that have grazed the constellations, or to crane their necks as they behold flying machines inscribed forever in the books of history.

But recently, numerous paintings and photographs line the walls on which, one would believe, gliders should. Three visual...