Nate Chinen

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'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2019

Thursday, December 26, 2019

We are showing our deep appreciation for some of the greats who left us in 2019: Dr. John, Joseph Jarman, Ethel Ennis, Larry Willis, Ray Santos and Harold Mabern.


The Deceptive Ease Of Cole Porter: In-Depth With Harry Connick, Jr.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

"It's fascinating how this guy could be this master draftsman and do hyper-realistic paintings, and then the next he puts the ear on the back of the guy's head."


Evgeny Pobozhiy, Russian Prodigy, Wins International Jazz Guitar Competition

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The guitarist, who hails from a small town on the edge of the West Siberian Plain, competed against two Americans for one of, if not the, most prestigious prizes available to younger jazz artists.


Watch: Aretha Franklin's Casually Colossal Rendition Of 'O Tannenbaum'

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It is, indeed, "the season" — but, along with the stress and the dark and the cold, come bright, healing moments like this one, from 2015.


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.


Take Three: Three Different Styles of Jazz Vocalists

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Jazz Night in America offers a three-artist sampler of vocalists. Get introduced to the gospel roots of Quiana Lynell, the salsa stylings of Jeremy Bosch and the harmonizing trio Duchess.


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.


Watch Béla Fleck And Edmar Castañeda's Stunning Collaboration In A Cathedral

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The two instrumental masters came together for the first time in a gracious meeting of musical minds.


Jazz Night In America: The Playlist

Friday, October 11, 2019

A modern jazz survey at ground level, from stone classics to state-of-the-art jams.


Miles Davis' Illustrations Drive A Classic Recording In New Video For 'Moon Dreams'

Friday, September 27, 2019

The video, part of a series in which pre-MTV artists retroactively join the video age, brings Davis' late-life visual art in dialogue with a classic piece of his music.


Gregory Porter: Personal Stories For Universal Songs

Friday, September 20, 2019

Host Christian McBride chats with singer-songwriter Gregory Porter about his journey as an ascendent talent.


Constructing Jazz Inside Fine Art, And Vice-Versa

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The jazz pianist has pulled the curtain off his polymathic abilities, bringing his fine art exhibition — which includes video, installations and performance — home to New York.


Watch Bassist Linda May Han Oh Perform Her Dynamic New Project, 'Aventurine'

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Jazz Night in America teamed up with CapitalBop's Traveling Loft Series to present a performance of Linda May Han Oh's Aventurine at NPR's Studio One in Washington, D.C.


A Toast To The Montreal International Jazz Festival At 40: Jazz, Blues & Much More

Thursday, September 12, 2019

We celebrate 40 years of The Montreal International Jazz Festival with iconic performances and unique stories including Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson and Pat Metheny.


New Music Friday: Our Top 8 Albums Out Sep. 6

Friday, September 06, 2019

Our list of the best albums out this week includes The Highwomen's self-titled release, R&B singer Mahalia's remarkable Love and Compromise, new Frankie Cosmos, MUNA, Lower Dens and more.


A Lost Album From John Coltrane, With Thanks To A French-Canadian Director

Friday, August 16, 2019

Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.


Electric Miles: Behind The 'Brew'

Thursday, August 15, 2019

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis going electric for Bitches Brew — part controversial, part revolutionary and as a whole, historic.


Watch U.K. Jazz Group Sons Of Kemet Deliver An Explosive Midnight Set

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The London, U.K. band Sons of Kemet brought its carnival rhythm, club abandon and jazz improv to a midnight show at Big Ears in Knoxville, Tenn.


'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.


Good Gracious! Words Of Wisdom And Soulful Reflection From 'Sweet Papa' Lou Donaldson

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Host Christian McBride sits down with saxophonist Lou Donaldson to talk about Lou's life as a performer, his thoughts on jazz today and how hip-hop brought new ears to his music.