General News

New Work: Tim Daisy

From drummer and composer Tim Daisy: When the lockdown began in March of 2020, my initial reaction was to take a pause from music and just “wait it out” for a couple of months. When it became clear that COVID-19 was a virus that wasn’t going to go anywhere, I began to strategize on how

New Work: Dave Rempis

From saxophonist and composer Dave Rempis: At the onset of the COVID pandemic in the US in winter 2020, I was on tour.  First in Europe for 10 days with Michael Zerang’s Blue Lights, ending with a performance with Michael and Elisabeth Harnik at the ArtActs Festival in Austria on March 6.  I then flew

New Work: Nick Dunston

From bassist and composer Nick Dunston: Somehow, I am fortunate enough to be currently on a plane to another country for a mini vacation with my partner. To be honest, the end/start of the calendar year has never felt particularly conclusive nor refreshing for me, but any opportunity to sit down with my thoughts, reflect,

New Label Review: Mung Music (Korea)

Mung Music is an innovative new Korean record label based in Seoul with a unique perspective. The rough translation of “Mung” alone gives listeners an idea as to the sounds coming out of their label— the expression: “spacing out”, or entering the space between the conscious and subconscious. To fully appreciate Sunjae Lee’s relatively new

Year in Review: 2020 Unplug

More than likely it’ll be January of 2021 by the time you read this. And while all of us have struggled to find ways to cope with the virus, loss of work, countless deaths, being stuck at home, breathing through masks, continued racial and gender-based violence, and the general feeling of impending doom, it must

The Time Is Now

At Jazz Right Now, we have resisted issuing an official statement since the murder of George Floyd in support of Black artists only because that has been central to our mission since we were founded and will continue to be as long as we are in existence. We are not compelled by a hashtag or

Concerts From Cars Brings Live Music to the Streets During the Pandemic

In March, 2020 along with businesses in many sectors around the world, music venues in New York City—all of them—shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This triggered immediate mass unemployment and a scramble of musicians into the online realm where they are now exploring new possibilities for making and distributing their work from home.

New Experience Series at Hart Bar This Thursday

This Thursday, March 21, the New Experience music series continues at Hart Bar. We have a very exciting lineup for this one. Please come out for an incredible night of music, art, and fellowship in the community. Thursday, Mar 21 8 pm–Doors Open 9 pm–Flin van Hemmen, Cecilia Lopez, Matteo Liberatore 9:45 pm–No Land &

Lima Scene: The Shapes of Sound in Peru

Peru, is there any space inside you? Is anybody listening to anything? How can I determine, or even simply understand your complex and varied mind? Such a diverse people, millions each consuming different cultural products. A mosaic of options, an unlimited space of possibilities which is brought to reality through a very refined process of