Grant Jackson appears in the following:
Friday, April 19, 2013
Bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding has taken the jazz world by storm with her grooving bass lines and her neo-soul vocals. Here, she shows off her talent on Lionel Hampton's "Midnight Sun" and sings a song that seems to sum up her approach: "Jazz Ain't Nothing but Soul."
Friday, April 12, 2013
The pianist plays raucous original tunes with an Afro-Caribbean flavor with host Marian McPartland.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Kurt Elling's pianist and arranger joins host Jon Weber for Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way."
Friday, April 05, 2013
Influential vocalist and pianist Mose Allison joins Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland for a set of originals and a few favorite tunes by Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael and more.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Queen of the Organ solos on "Skylark" and joins host Marian McPartland on "In a Mellow Tone."
Friday, March 16, 2012
One of the great cornet players from the early jazz era was also the late husband of host Marian McPartland. Piano Jazz celebrates the legend's centennial with a special concert from the Danny Kaye Playhouse at the 2007 JVC Jazz Festival.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Legendary trumpeter and educator Clark Terry got his jazz education playing with the Basie Band and Duke Ellington's orchestra. Commanding a wide range of styles and a dazzling technique, Terry went on to become one of the most influential jazz horn players of his generation. In this 1994 session, he joins host Marian McPartland for Ellington's "Come Sunday" and Terry's most famous tune, "Mumbles."
Friday, December 16, 2011
Hear a special episode of Piano Jazz with holiday favorites and surprises never heard on the program before. The pianist and singer Michael Feinstein, a consummate performer of the Great American Songbook, guest-hosts and plays a few numbers himself.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Pianist John Lewis was one of Marian McPartland's first guests on Piano Jazz in 1979. The founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet talked about his legendary group and his first big gig with Dizzy Gillespie. He and McPartland flesh out the roots of bebop, playing Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" before winding up the hour with "Stompin' at the Savoy."
Friday, October 28, 2011
The guitarist shows off his amazing technique and improvisational abilities in "My Funny Valentine."
Friday, October 21, 2011
Leavell plays the music of The Allman Brothers and Hoagy Carmichael in a session from 2003.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Trumpeter Randy Brecker has been a tireless explorer of all kinds of musical genres, from funk to Brazilian to mainstream jazz. Brecker brought his group along for this Piano Jazzsession with guest host Bill Charlap.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Sheila Jordan's singing style lights up Piano Jazz with guest host Jon Weber.
Friday, July 15, 2011
In the 1950s, New York's Hickory House was known for its sizzling steaks and a swinging jazz trio led by a young female pianist with a British accent and a God-given touch. McPartland, along with bassist Joe Morello and drummer Bill Crow, held court at the Hickory House for more than a decade.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Detroit-born pianist, composer and university professor Geri Allen is a musician of great depth and creativity. Allen's compositional skills are on display as she plays her own tune "Avatar," and she gets together with host Marian McPartland for Charlie Parker's "Another Hairdo."
Friday, June 17, 2011
The guitarist plays the swinging tunes of the 1930s with his son and guest host, John Pizzarelli.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Nunn grew up absorbing all kinds of music, from jazz to funk to gospel. When she moved to New York in 1978, she split her time between Harlem's jazz clubs and the theology department at Lehman College. Now a full-time jazz singer, she's accompanied by her pianist and husband, Travis Shook.