Becca Pulliam appears in the following:
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Czech Republic capital of Prague is home to the annual Strings of Autumn International Music Festival where, in October 2012, soulful jazz singer Gregory Porter brought down the house. Applause between songs ran for a minute or longer.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Monterey Jazz Festival is celebrating 55 years of swinging with a coastal California vibe. An all-star sextet is crossing the country, advancing the festival's mission: to create and support jazz education and performance programs. JazzSet has highlights from the Kennedy Center.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and his friend and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis' role with commitment and emotion in a set from the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Homegrown Christie Dashiell and expat Alfredo Rodriguez each bring something new to Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. Dashiell's vocal delivery is so easy, you can barely hear her breathe. Rodriguez's control and dynamics make the piano sing, sweat and shake as he plays the music of Cuba.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Marsalis' philosophy is that — though the players are consistent — the music should evolve and be challenging, should center on the melody and convey emotions. Hear the first host of JazzSet bring his long-running quartet to the Napa Valley Opera House.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The trumpeter and the drummer each bring high-energy bands to the Detroit Jazz Festival.
Friday, August 09, 2013
At the annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day 2011, an amphitheater full of Motor City music lovers grooves with the Kevin Eubanks Band — outdoors, free, and in Surround Sound on JazzSet.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Rosnes and Charlap — who begin their set with "Never Will I Marry," even though they're a married couple themselves — just finished a six-concert season of Jazz in July at the 92Y in New York City. Hear the two-piano duo make a "unique sound that is the sum of both of us" at the Kennedy Center.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
You're judged by the company you keep, and at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival, we're with geniuses. Saxophonist Miguel Zenón (from Puerto Rico) and drummer Dafnis Prieto (from Cuba) have both resettled in the U.S., and are reworking the music of their islands in studios and on bandstands worldwide.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
A carnival, a funhouse, a carousel atop the tallest building in the world — all are imagined settings for music of Ellis and Argue at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Ready, set, stand by! Live coverage of this summer's Newport Jazz Festival is coming to nprmusic.org on August 3-4. JazzSet ramps up with music from Newport 2012. From the Quad Stage, hear the first-call drummer and Grammy-winning vocalist lead inspiring sets, back to back.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
As rich as Anat Cohen's Anzic Orchestra is with brass, woodwinds and cellos, Avishai Cohen's Triveni trio is spare with just trumpet, bass and drums. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, the siblings perform together and apart at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Fourth of July is coming, so we wave the jazz flag with music transcribed from Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Sevens — quintet and septet recordings from the late 1920s — and a new Grammy-winning arrangement of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The whole keyboard was Miller's canvas. His left hand could stride and swing with great authority, and when the two hands got together, he sent the train down the tracks. Hear music from WBGO's 25th-anniversary party, the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center Jazz Club.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
On opening night at San Francisco's newly constructed, free-standing building designed for and dedicated to jazz, fans filled the stunning Robert N. Miner Auditorium at the SFJAZZ Center for a maiden voyage and festive concert.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
This is the set by Allison Miller and her Boom Tic Boom project that became the hit of the 2012 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. With bassist Todd Sickafoose setting up the tunes, Marty Ehrlich adds color and range with saxophones and clarinet. Pianist Dan Tepfer spins figures under and around everybody. Players pair off and rejoin, chase one another and catch up.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Charles Lloyd was born March 15, 1938, and he's celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar's Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. And a reprise of this set from Newport on JazzSet.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Hear Rosnes lead her quartet in New York at the world-famous Village Vanguard — where, she says, "I can turn to my left" and right, and over her shoulder, "and see the face of a jazz fan sitting a few feet away from me."
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The ALJO is celebrating its tenth anniversary and looking forward to Grammy night. The group is nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble. They won in 2009 as well.