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Maria Schneider: In Progress

Friday, September 05, 2014

A composer who works with a big band to create an intimate sound, Maria Schneider got her start under jazz legend Gil Evans.

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Autumn Jazz with John Pizzarelli

Friday, September 05, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM, John Pizzarelli flys solo on this episode of Radio Deluxe. Pizzarelli will be spinning his favorite Fall jazz selections. 

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All Things Considered

An Old-School Entertainer, Making Jazz In The Present Tense

Thursday, September 04, 2014

One of Europe's biggest jazz stars, pianist Stefano Bollani is also a TV personality, a published author and, his friends attest, a skilled impressionist.

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Benny Green Trio On JazzSet

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The trio presents Monk's Dream: Fifty Years Fresh at the KC Jazz Club with Gary Smulyan.

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Fishko Files

Three Jazz Works

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement coincided with a most active period for jazz music.

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The Jonathan Channel

Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Each week, we compile a concert calendar for the most selective music fan. If you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for September 1-7.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Kavita Shah

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Indian and African sounds meet jazz standards tonight... at Jazz Standard. Download 'Visions.'

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Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The tuba was the first bass instrument in jazz, until it was replaced by the string bass. For nearly 50 years, Bob Stewart has been trying to carve out a new niche for his instrument in modern jazz.

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

Labor Day Edition of Radio Deluxe

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM, join John Pizzarelli as he flys solo on this episode of Radio Deluxe. Pizzarelli will spend 2 hours profiling the artists of upcoming jazz festivals. 

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Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz

Friday, August 29, 2014

The pianist solos in his original "Lullaby for Rabbit," host Marian McPartland performs a "Portrait of Makoto Ozoné," and together they enjoy musical jokes in Sonny Rollins' "Sonnymoon for Two."

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Studio 360

Aha Moment: Jack DeJohnette Discovers the Drums

Friday, August 29, 2014

The legendary jazz musician originally started out as a piano player, until a great record turned him on to the possibilities of drumming.

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Studio 360

James McBride and The Good Lord Bird

Friday, August 29, 2014

The jazz musician and author of The Good Lord Bird says he wanted to write a book about slavery and John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry that people would actually enjoy reading.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Linda Oh

Friday, August 29, 2014

Celebrated jazz bassist performs at 55 bar Sunday night. Listen to "Footfall."

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'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis' role with commitment and emotion in this set.

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The Jonathan Channel

Staff Picks: The American Songbook Live

Monday, August 25, 2014

Each week, we compile a concert calendar for the most selective music fan. If you can't make it out, we've added a playlist to the page! Here are our picks for August 25-31.

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The Private Eye Who Made Cool Jazz His Calling Card

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The late-'50s detective series Peter Gunn was popular, but Henry Mancini's music for it became iconic. NPR's Linda Wertheimer finds out what makes the jazzy score so indelible.

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Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

Friday, August 22, 2014

On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun."

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Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli

New Music, Old Music & Blue Music

Friday, August 22, 2014

Saturday morning at 10AM ET, join world-renowned musicians, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey as they spin their favorite classic and contemporary records.

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Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

For decades, he created unique roles for his fiddle. Hear an interview and performance for Billy Taylor's Jazz At The Kennedy Center, an archival NPR program.

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The Jonathan Channel

When Basie Was Jazz' Greatest Dance Master

Thursday, August 21, 2014

For Count Basie's 110th birthday, we're revisiting his work with saxophonist Lester Young. Jazz writer Will Friedwald explores the artistry of two jazz greats. 

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