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Ron Carter: Finding The Right Notes will premiere on PBS in October. The documentary about one of jazz music’s most intriguing musicians will look at his life and 60-year career. Carter’s upright bass has traveled some of the most interesting spaces in music including the Miles Davis Quintet and beingContinue Reading

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The inaugural Jazz Music Awards will take place this year and creator and executive producer Wendy F. Williams has announced the recipients of six honorary awards and nominees for eight categories.  The Awards are divided into three categories; Innovator, Composer and Educator. Saxophonist and bandleader Wayne Shorter will be honoredContinue Reading

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Michael Henderson

Bass player and R&B singer Michael Henderson has died at age 71. Henderson started his career as a session player in Detroit during the 1960s. He worked with Aretha Franklin, The Dramatics, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye before joining Miles Davis’ band. Davis was going through his fusion period andContinue Reading

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