WASHINGTON — Bartees Strange points to a lengthy text message inviting him to visit the Hudson Valley residence of Aaron Dessner, the prolific music producer and multi-instrumentalist known for playing guitar in the National. Strange’s voice rises slightly in pitch: “I can’t believe I’m talk…

It’s that time of year when temperatures drop, mistletoe abounds and Starbucks brings out the peppermint mocha. Some call it the holidays. Others call it Mariah Carey season, a nod to her chart-topping “All I Want For Christmas Is You” suddenly defrosting and playing on repeat.

LOS ANGELES — Beyoncé has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations Tuesday, making her tied — with her husband Jay-Z — as the most nominated music act in the history of the awards show.

In Louis Armstrong’s study in the New York home he shared with his fourth wife, Lucille, bookshelves were filled with reel-to-reel recordings he made as a sort of audio diary. Those tapes and his letters — read by rapper Nas — lay the foundation for director Sacha Jenkins’ documentary “Louis…

Before her dazzling career dropped out from under her, Hazel Scott blew up piano jazz and redefined what it meant to be a Black artist and a Black woman in America.

Alice and John Coltrane are recognized as jazz royalty, and from Oct 14-23, Penn Live Arts’ Coltrane Festival honors the tremendous impact this iconic duo had on American music.

Jared Lee aka Duckwrth was born in South Central Los Angeles on May 13, 1989. He was raised in a Christian household surrounded by music. Duckwrth studied graphic design in college before going into music. He describes his sound as having dance, hip hop, and r&b as the main ingredients i…

Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods and music. It’s no surprise that a new music festival is coming our way. Anthony Talarico, a longtime Fishtown resident, business owner, and neighborhood advocate, is excited to announce the First Annual Fishtown Music & Arts Festival, which will t…