Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen appears in the following:

Jazz Heavyweights Herbie Hancock And Kamasi Washington Announce Joint Tour

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The tour, which brings together two of the brightest lights in jazz, will be playing across the U.S. in July and August.

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A Band Rebuilds In New Orleans After A Man-Made Catastrophe

Thursday, April 04, 2019

In 2016, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra faced a scandal that cast doubt on its very future. The road to recovery has been, in the words of the group's new CEO, "a tightrope walk."

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No Man's Band: All-Female Jazz Orchestras Then and Now

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra celebrates 25 years, and one of the last surviving members of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm reflects on the legacies of all-female big bands.

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First Listen: The Comet Is Coming, 'Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery'

Thursday, March 07, 2019

The London trio, led by Shabaka Hutchings on reeds, liberates itself from received jazz wisdom, let alone any form of decorum.

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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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Bill Frisell And Thomas Morgan Finesse The Iconic Theme 'You Only Live Twice'

Friday, February 22, 2019

Bill Frisell, an elite jazz guitarist, teams up with bassist Thomas Morgan to imagine a playful riff on this 007 theme.

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Video: Behind The Oscar-Nominated Music Of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard reveals the creative process that led to BlacKkKlansman's "Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)."

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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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First Listen: Theon Cross, 'Fyah'

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The rambunctious, indefatigable tuba player and composer makes a lot of joyful noise on London's jazz scene — part heavy anchor, part combustion engine, with a will to set any groove aflame.

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For Betty Carter, 'The Music Never Stops' — Even 27 Years Later

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

On March 29, 1992, Betty Carter performed The Music Never Stops at Alice Tully Hall in New York. This spring, that classic concert can be relived once again.

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A Reunion Of Brotherly Love: Joey DeFrancesco Traces His Roots

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Organ talent Joey DeFrancesco reconnects with Christian McBride in an elaborate showdown, ultimately celebrating their deep love for jazz tradition.

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'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Friends of the show offer memories and music of pianist Cecil Taylor, Village Vanguard owner Lorraine Gordon, South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

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Nate Chinen's Favorite Albums Of 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018

For NPR Music's jazz critic and the editorial director of WBGO, 2018 was a year that saw music — not just jazz — in the throes of a creative boom, rocketing in many directions.

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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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Women In Jazz? For Artemis, It's Bigger Than A Cause

Thursday, November 22, 2018

The "all-female" framework is both integral to the jazz supergroup Artemis and somehow beside the point.

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The Thelonious Monk Institute Of Jazz Is Now The Herbie Hancock Institute Of Jazz

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

The name change is as fitting as it is surprising — Hancock has served as the board chairman of the Monk Institute for the last 15 years.

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Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Dies At 49

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Hargrove first emerged in the late 1980s, at a cultural moment when his precocity and poise amounted to a form of currency in jazz, quickly earning the approval of the genre's elders.

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Chick Corea: Back In Boston

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The legendary pianist has lived many lives as a musician, from post-bop wunderkind to free-jazz maverick to fusion explorer to chamber-jazz eminence.

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Sonny Fortune, Stalwart Saxophonist Of New York, Dies At 79

Saturday, October 27, 2018

After a move to New York in the late '60s, the clear-toned Fortune became a versatile fixture on the broad landscape of modern jazz.

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The Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition Returns

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

After a delay of more than a year, the prestigious competition — exclusively for performers under 30 years old — will return to its roots with two events in Washington, D.C. this December.

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