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Gig Alert: Joanna Wallfisch

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Multi-talented singer and instrumentalist plays an album release show at Subculture.

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'Remembering Marian McPartland: A Celebration' On Piano Jazz

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tony Bennett, Barbara Carroll, Bill Charlap, Chris Brubeck and more pay tribute to the grande dame of Piano Jazz.

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Gig Alert: Richard Bennett

Friday, March 20, 2015

Indian classical ragas as translated for piano, tonight at Rubin Museum.

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Morning Edition

The Best Of Jazz Night In America, Season One (So Far)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

From huge auditoriums to tiny basements, living legends to rising stars, watch highlights of the webcast, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Pedrito Martinez, Robert Glasper, Johnny O'Neal and Lou Donaldson.

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Behind The SFJAZZ Collective's Original Approach To Joe Henderson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

For this season, each member of the all-star octet representing the San Francisco jazz institution wrote a new piece for the band, and rearranged a work by a saxophone master.

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Studio 360

Cassandra Wilson Sings One Last Song for Lady Day

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cassandra Wilson—arguably the most important jazz singer of her generation—pays tribute to the legendary Billie Holliday with her latest album, “Coming Forth by Day.”

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SFJAZZ Collective Plays Joe Henderson And More

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This year, the octet has chosen to salute a tenor sax titan and a long-time San Francisco resident. It plays re-arrangements of Henderson classics along with new original pieces live in concert.

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All Things Considered

Albert 'Tootie' Heath, Drummer Extraordinaire, Turns The Tables

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath had been dying to interview the renowned jazz drummer for years. When he got the chance, it turned out Heath had some questions for him, as well.

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Mercer Ellington On Piano Jazz

Friday, March 13, 2015

In a 1994 session, Ellington joins host Marian McPartland to discuss working for his famous father Duke, composing and Billy Strayhorn, and to play a piano duet of "C Jam Blues."

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Somi On Song Travels

Friday, March 13, 2015

Somi performs her original "Last Song" and joins host Michael Feinstein for "Embraceable You."

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Gig Alert: Roy Haynes' 90th Birthday

Friday, March 13, 2015

Jazz drum legend turns 90 with an all-star lineup for the next few days at The Blue Note.

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All Things Considered

Two Greats From Seattle, 'One Of The Most Important Jazz Cities'

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride introduces two embodiments of musical versatility from the Pacific Northwest: trombonist Julian Priester and vocalist Ernestine Anderson.

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Gig Alert: Latin on Lex with Eddie Palmieri

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Celebrate Latin jazz at 92Y all weekend.

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All Things Considered

A Jazz Pianist Taps Armenian Folk, Metal Riffs And A Sense Of History

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Be it progressive metal bands like Tool and Meshuggah or a 19th-century poet who died at 21, jazz artist Tigran Hamaysan mines all kinds of influences to arrive at a signature sound.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Music & Poetry - Maria Schneider

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Sometimes making music new is as simple as adding a few new elements. For ground-breaking jazz composer Maria Schneider, that meant adding words to her work.

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Arturo Sandoval On Piano Jazz

Friday, March 06, 2015

The trumpeter and pianist performs his original tunes "Surena" and "Romantico," as well as Johnny Green's "Body and Soul."

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The Jonathan Schwartz Show

Morning Jazz with Radio Deluxe

Friday, March 06, 2015

Saturday at 10AM, spend the morning with jazz from the personal collection of world-class musicians, John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey.

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Gig Alert: THEESatisfaction

Friday, March 06, 2015

Seattle based space-jazz and Afro-funk duo play a record release party at Santos Party House tonight.

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Revive Big Band: Where Jazz Meets Hip-Hop

Thursday, March 05, 2015

For trumpeter and composer Igmar Thomas, much in contemporary music has clearly evolved from the jazz of eras past. It's the insight behind his big band, which recently visited his alma mater.

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How To Turn A One-Man Band Into A 10-Piece Orchestra

Thursday, March 05, 2015

When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein started working with the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, certain unique ideas — "Henryisms" — came to the fore.

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