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Shirley Horn On Piano Jazz

Friday, May 01, 2015

The vocalist brings her unmistakable contralto to a 1995 set that includes "Wouldn't It Be Lovely."

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Gig Alert: Carbon Mirage

Friday, May 01, 2015

Genre-agnostic jam trio plays at the Map Room at Bowery Electric on Sunday. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Socialist President, An Empty Stadium, and Buddhism in Crisis

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Takeaway explores Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid, the latest game played by the Baltimore Orioles, and Buddhist faith in Nepal.

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Gig Alert: Omar Sosa & Quarteto AfroCubano

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Afro-Caribbean jazz piano master plays at BRIC House tonight.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

For More Women in Jazz, Host Blind Auditions

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Despite the numerous contributions of women to jazz music over the years, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has never had a permanent female band member.

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All Things Considered

How Bessie Smith Ushered In The Jazz Age

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The singer known as the "empress of the blues" is the subject of a new HBO biopic. Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride breaks down her influence and legacy.

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First Listen: Kamasi Washington, 'The Epic'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A versatile sideman serves as leader, filling a three-disc, nearly three-hour album with dozens of players, new ideas and transformed old ones. The title is justified.

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Kamasi Washington's 'The Epic' In Concert

Friday, April 24, 2015

The music of the saxophonist's three-CD, nearly three-hour work comes to life in its full glory, assisted by his long-time working band, a choir, strings and plenty of special guests.

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The Bad Plus Joshua Redman At Detroit Jazz Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015

Both the saxophonist and the collaborative trio are among the most celebrated and thoughtful jazz acts of the last couple decades. Their new quartet together remakes each others' tunes.

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Celebrating Joe Temperley In Concert

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra salutes its Scottish baritone saxophonist and elder statesman with a program of his favorite Ellingtonia and a new concerto by Wynton Marsalis.

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Vijay Iyer Trio At Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Friday, April 24, 2015

A piano trio that's made an art of collective rhythmic risk-taking plays Iyer's distinctive compositions and those of his disruptive heroes, with the backdrop of an Egyptian temple.

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Akua Dixon At Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015

The multi-talented cellist leads her string ensemble in concert from the African-American neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, featuring her two children on voice and drums.

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Studio 360

Charles Mingus Toilet Trained His Cat. We Put His Method to the Test.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crazy or brilliant? Jazz legend Charles Mingus came up with a method for toilet training his cat, so we tried it out on a kitty named Dizzy.

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The Legacy Of The Jazz Organ In Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

In mid-century Philadelphia, dozens of organists made jazz a popular, swinging, danceable contemporary music. The city salutes three such pioneers: Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott and Charles Earland.

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Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz In Concert

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The flagship jazz band of Venezuelan youth music education program El Sistema presents both American jazz masters and Venezuelan composer. It performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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The 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Concert

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd and Joe Segal are recognized for their lifetimes of artistry and service to the music. Watch at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

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Morning Edition

Jazz's 'Sound Seeker' Finds Ancient Strings From Hungary And Greece

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saxophonist Charles Lloyd has built his career on merging musical styles, places and times. For his latest album, the newly minted NEA Jazz Master worked in two old European instruments.

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Henry Mancini On Piano Jazz

Friday, April 17, 2015

In a 1985 session, the composer, arranger and pianist plays "Days Of Wine And Roses" and other favorites.

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Celebrating Billie Holiday's Centennial With Cassandra Wilson

Friday, April 17, 2015

On a new album, one of today's top singers turns her blues, country and folk-tinged delivery on Holiday's songbook. Jazz Night catches Wilson live in concert, and catches up with key collaborators.

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Gig Alert: Julia Hülsmann Trio and Theo Bleckmann Play Weill

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dazzling trio joins accomplished vocalist to breathe new life into music by Kurt Weill, as well as poems by Walt Whitman. 

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