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Jazz And Art Take Center Stage To Form 'Portraits Of America'

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Let's go to the museum with our ears. Members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explain their work inspired by the collection at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Jazz Vocalist René Marie Is Determined To Craft Songs With Moral Conscience

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Jazz Night in America features music from vocalist and songwriter René Marie. We'll hear the stories behind her songs and how she helps people feel more vulnerable and less afraid.

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Bassist Linda May Han Oh Is A Musician Rooted In Curiosity

Friday, March 13, 2020

From her roots in Australia to her growth in New York City, we hear the origin story of bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh and feature music from her latest project.

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A Mambo Expedition In The Valley Of The Sun

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jazz Night stops by the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Hear a recap of a tour — the museum hosts more than 370 exhibits — and a performance by mambo big band Orquesta Akokán.

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Andy Bey At 80: A Love Letter To A Jazz Legend

Friday, October 25, 2019

We revisit pianist, singer and composer Andy Bey throughout his life: growing up in Newark, N.J., working with Horace Silver, performing during his 1990s renaissance and now, looking back at 80.

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'The Black Messiah' And The Legacy Of Cannonball Adderley

Friday, July 26, 2019

Julian "Cannonball" Adderley left a monumental legacy during his two decades in the spotlight. Revisit his music with old bandmates and Patrick Bartley Jr.'s young New York band.

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Turtle Island Quartet Joins Cyrus Chestnut With Global Gospel Offering

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Watch Carry Me Home, a program from Turtle Island, the hardest working string quartet in jazz, and their latest collaborator, pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

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Cleveland's Joe Lovano Comes Home

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Every December, saxophonist Joe Lovano travels home to Cleveland to throw himself a birthday concert. We hear tales of Lovano family lore, and a get a slice of his musical past and present.

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Makaya McCraven: The Brain Behind The Mind-Bending Beats

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Drummer/producer Makaya McCraven creates beat-driven jazz with post-production wizardry.

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Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard On 30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring For Spike Lee

Friday, February 15, 2019

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard has career spanning three decades in both jazz and film scoring. We dive into his work with Spike Lee, his E-Collective band and a new commission.

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At 80, Saxophonist Charles Lloyd Finds Enlightenment in the Groove

Thursday, December 06, 2018

In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we get a taste of Lloyd's collaboration with Lucinda Williams, along with choice moments from his recent appearances at Lincoln Center.

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Into the Vault: Erroll Garner Uncovered

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Take an essential and unprecedented glimpse into the music and life of the groundbreaking pianist-composer.

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Nashville: Not Just A Country Scene But A Place To Go For Jazz

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Nashville has always nurtured a small but serious jazz culture. Meet up with some of its enterprising artists and get a crash course in Nashville's hidden jazz history.

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The GroundUP Music Festival Brings Even More Heat to Miami

Thursday, July 12, 2018

GroundUP is unlike any other musical event. Lines blur between artist and fan, and spill onto Miami Beach. Hear a jazz sampler from the 2018 line-up.

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Jazzmeia Horn Enters The Jazz-Vocal Pantheon

Friday, March 30, 2018

A singer of ironclad capability, creative drive and irrepressible panache, she has emerged as the breakout new talent in a formidable jazz-vocal tradition.

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Jane Bunnett And Maqueque: The New Queens of Afro-Cuban Jazz

Friday, March 23, 2018

Canadian saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett has dedicated her life to Cuban music. Her latest project is Maqueque, an all-female band of young Cuban artists blending folkloric grooves and jazz.

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'Jazz Is The Mother Of Hip-Hop': How Sampling Connects Genres

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Watch pianist Robert Glasper demonstrate how three samples from jazz tracks by Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock served as source material for famed hip-hop producers J Dilla and Pete Rock.

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130 Bands In Five Days: Highlights From Winter Jazzfest NYC 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The annual jazz festival features so many bands on so many stages that we asked a few writers (and a photographer) to highlight some of this year's best moments.

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