The Emmet Cohen Trio will perform at the Walton Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 5. The performance will take place in Baum Walker Hall with social distancing policies in effect. Ahead of the show, we hear from the musician about his work, about getting better in jazz clubs in New York City and why his fellow musicians have been so important to him during the pandemic.
Charlie Parker, the legendary saxophonist and composer, was born 100 years ago this Saturday. Some of the area's most familiar jazz musicians will perform his music at George's Majestic Lounge that afternoon.
The fourth season of the Northwest Arkansas Youth Jazz Ensemble started normally, but as it comes to a close, the pandemic has led to changes to the annual concert and provided some opportunities, like a livestreamed performance.
The second annual Fayettevile Jazz Festival is this Friday and Saturday. Instead of concerts and classes on the University of Arkansas campus and at the Fayetteville Public Library, the festival is taking place on YouTube from homes around the world.
As the nation faces another presidential impeachment, a riot at the U.S. Capitol and rising cases of COVID-19, this week's Sound Perimeter focuses on music about better times. The segment includes Maurice Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess, Alfred Schnittke's Collected Songs Where Every Verse is Filled with Grief, and Michel Camilo's From Within.