How Brains See Music as Language

For the better part of the past decade, Mark Kirby has been pouring drinks and booking gigs at the 55 Bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. ADRIENNE LAFRANCEFEB 19 2014: The cozy dive bar…

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Ask anyone where Afro-Cuban jazz was born and they would probably answer with the perfunctory, “Cuba”. Little do they know that they would be completely wrong. The answer is a small neighborhood that would transform…

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Where Does Jazz Come From?

Where does Jazz come from? “…Jazz comes from anywhere the human being has a soul and has a heart.” – Willie “the Lion” Smith