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"Ricky Ford - Langston Hughes House, Harlem. New York 2008."

Saxophonist Ricky Ford crosses the ocean for a jazz tribute to Langston Hughes in Roxbury

Ford, a Boston native now living in France, returns to the city to perform his original big band compositions inspired by Hughes's poetry with the Makanda Project.

The members of Mr. Sun (from left): Grant Gordy, Aidan O'Donnell, Darol Anger, and Joe K. Walsh.

For fiddle virtuoso Darol Anger, Mr. Sun has long been a bright spot

The band Anger leads has reemerged with a new album and tour following years in which the former Bostonian experienced professional changes, relocation, and loss.

Cathy Fuller and Chris Voss are part of the multigenerational crew of hosts at classical station CRB.

Boston classical station CRB aims for ‘a sense of discovery’ — and it’s attracting new ears

‘The overall attitude at the station is that everyone belongs here, because classical music belongs to everyone,’ says Edyn-Mae Stevenson, the latest addition to the weekday lineup of hosts.

Johan Lenox

Johan Lenox’s adult angst, with beats and strings

The classically trained producer and musician from Winchester releases “WDYWTBWYGU,” his debut album of down-tempo pop songs, on Friday and follows up with two Boston shows.

Rachel Sumner

Will this Winchester songwriter win the $20k Lennon grand prize? That’s up to Bob Weir, Flea, and Sheila E.

Rachel Sumner, a bluegrass musician and Passim employee, has already won the folk category in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Now she is one of a dozen finalists for Song of the Year.

From left: Paul Banks, Sam Fogarino, and Daniel Kessler of Interpol. The band will play a show at Roadrunner on May 11.

Two decades on, Interpol is still shining brightly

In advance of the band's upcoming show at Roadrunner, guitarist Daniel Kessler says the trio continues to create music with a "feeling of urgency goes back to our first record.”

Sofia Mills's debut album "Baby Magic" comes out Friday.

After many rainy days in Rockport, singer-songwriter Sofia Mills made an album

The 20-year-old singer's debut plumbs the twists and turns of her romantic relationships, her sexuality, and her mental health struggles.

Koffee performs at the 2022 Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., last month.

Breakout reggae star Koffee has something special brewing

Now 22, she’s earned a Grammy for her debut EP, a deal with Sony, a slot at Coachella, and late-night TV appearances — all things that have eluded other reggae artists who have been recording for decades.