Exploring the Soundscape: Cuba and Beyond with Verna Gillis

If you’re interested in world music, you probably have experienced the impact of Verna Gillis’s work.

From 1972 to 1978 she recorded music in Afghanistan, Iran, Kashmir, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Surinam, and Ghana.

Twenty-five of her recordings have been released by Smithsonian Folkways and Lyrichord.

In 1979, she opened Soundscape in New York City, long before … Read more

Horns to Havana


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Jazz on the Tube’s Ken McCarthy talks with Jana La Sorte, managing director of Horns to Havana.

This wonderful organization brings much needed musical instruments to Cuba and arranges education and exchange programs for young Cuba musicians.


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– Ken McCarthy
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Jazz on the Tube returns to New Orleans

Jazz poet Chuck Perkins and Jazz on the Tube's Ken McCarthy

New Orleans poet Chuck Perkins and Jazz on the Tube’s Ken McCarthy

After the 2005 levee collapses (don’t call it “Katrina”), Jazz on the Tube’s Ken McCarthy started visiting New Orleans.

After a few week-long visits here and there, he started spending nearly half of every year there, arriving in December and leaving after Jazzfest.

One of his projects was … Read more

Interview with Ron Wasserman

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NYJazzHarmonic.org – NYC big band commissioning composers


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The New York Jazzharmonic performs Strayhorn’s “A Train”

More Jazz Resources: Visit JazzontheTube.com’s video archive of over 2,000 annotated class jazz videos, the largest collection on the Internet.

And don’t forget our comprehensive, up-to-date global list of … Read more

Interview with James Catchpole

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TokyoJazzSite.com – The ultimate English language guide to the world’s biggest (and best hidden) jazz scene


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Project by James:

TokyoJazzSite.com – The ultimate guide to jazz in Tokyo and beyond
TokyoJazzJoints.com – Photo project documenting the old, hidden jazz joints of the Tokyo metropolitan area… Read more