Once a band name turns into a brand name, there’s a strong incentive to continue on, even with a lineup that fans might not recognize.
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The 35-year-old Trinidadian trumpeter has spent his career fusing his homeland traditions with jazz ideas. His new album is “Carnival: The Sound of a People, Vol. 1.”
Mr. Adès yet again proved his musical prowess in two Carnegie Hall appearances as a pianist, composer and conductor. And his latest concerto sizzles.
The trumpeter’s bold new album, “Ancestral Recall,” offers the kind of slow-burning immersion that most of his recent records have only gestured at.
Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann have come together in London for Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” their first staged opera together in 11 years.
Silvana Imam, the lesbian daughter of refugees, is winning fans and making enemies with her strident, unapologetically political songs.
His production of Janacek’s “Diary of One Who Disappeared,” little performed even in concert, comes to the Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 4.
This shrewdly assembled show, directed by Des McAnuff, considers the interchangeability of a crew of Motown’s finest, though there’s plenty of star shine, too.
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.
Law Roach, the man behind the looks of Instagram’s biggest celebrity as well as Zendaya and Tiffany Haddish, uses clothes to send a message.
Blueface’s “Thotiana” is a nearly perfectly engineered hit of the social media age.
An earthy R&B performer, he began his career in the 1950s, was sidelined by addiction, then was rediscovered in the ’90s by punk and garage rockers.
“Mississippi Goddam,” “La Bamba” and the Jay-Z album “The Blueprint” were among the 25 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress.
In her first album since 2015, the singer-songwriter discovers a fascination with mysticism and confronts childhood memories in unexpected ways.
He was especially known for bringing renewed appreciation to Jelly Roll Morton.
The company that controls the composers’ catalog cut a deal for 90 percent of the royalties for the singer’s remake of “My Favorite Things” just weeks before its release.
Dr. Nketia, who had an international presence, documented, analyzed and championed traditional music of the continent until his final days.
At the core of the “Ring” is the relationship between Wotan and Brünnhilde. The Metropolitan Opera’s old and new stagings offer divergent approaches.
The festival will feature a globally popular production of “The Magic Flute,” a new Mark Morris dance and a musical adaptation of a Langston Hughes poem.
The Chicago rapper topped the Billboard album chart for the first time with 176 million streams and 43,000 copies sold. Last year, he reached the Top 5 twice.
Jimmy López and Nilo Cruz’s work, about the experiences of immigrants, had its premiere with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Mr. Dale was known for “Misirlou,” which Quentin Tarantino used as the opening anthem to his film “Pulp Fiction.”
Elba drives up with both a film and a Netflix series that revisit his other life, that of a D.J.
An unexpected tenor at the Met, a slew of reviews and a two-piano spectacle were among the highlights.
In an interview, the influential proto-punk frontman discusses the Sex Pistols, Lester Bangs, drugs and “Punk,” his new documentary series on Epix.
Hear tracks by Holly Herndon, Angelique Kidjo, Frankie Cosmos and others.