Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen appears in the following:

Keith Jarrett's eternal balancing act

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Keith Jarrett's two strokes in 2018 left the pianist unable to perform publicly. On the occasion of Bordeaux Concert, WBGO's Nate Chinen caught up with Jarrett.

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After a pandemic disruption, Newport Jazz Festival makes a poignant, euphoric return

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The festival's first full edition in two years — and its first since the death of co-founder George Wein — saw dynamic performances from Newport veterans alongside glowing debuts from newcomers.

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Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett and Louis Hayes named 2023 NEA Jazz Masters

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The trio of players, all from Detroit, along with producer and author Sue Mingus, will be celebrated in a tribute concert next spring.

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Jazz renegade Theo Croker returns to his Jacksonville roots

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Jazz Night hangs with trumpeter Theo Croker in Jacksonville, Fla., where he spent his teenage years, to revisit old mentors and hear a set by his band from the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

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Meghan Stabile, promoter who united jazz and hip-hop, dead at 39

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

"We get so stuck on categories and labels that you completely miss the point of really beautiful, authentic forms of art," Stabille told Jazz Night in America in 2015.

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For pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, Ukraine war adds urgency to his most personal work

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

On a new album, Odesa, written in tribute to his father, the pianist, former child prodigy and composer also paints a portrait of the album's namesake, currently in the midst of a Russian invasion.

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Grachan Moncur III, trailblazing jazz trombonist, dies at 85

Friday, June 03, 2022

Moncur, who played an outsize role in jazz's evolution during the 1960s, died Friday on his birthday after a period of poor health.

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Honoring the iconic blues and ironic humor of Mose Allison

Friday, June 03, 2022

The tribute project Anything Mose! breathes new life into the music of the late Mose Allison. We peer inside his blend of blues and jazz with ironic lyrics, and get stories from Allison's widow.

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DOMi & JD Beck, 'SMiLE'

Friday, April 29, 2022

DOMi & JD Beck make a hyperarticulate strain of beat music. Mac DeMarco stars as a profanely cantankerous 100-year-old jazz legend in a new video.

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The nouveau swing of Donald Harrison Jr., Big Chief and NEA Jazz Master

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Hear stories from New Orleans saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr.'s upbringing, words from his mentee, drummer Joe Dyson, and a performance on his home turf recorded at Snug Harbor.

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Charles Mingus contained multitudes, but his native language was protest

Friday, April 22, 2022

The jazz icon's 100th birthday is a chance to appreciate an enduring throughline of his career, which often teetered between exquisite composure and raging chaos.

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The Grammys make a clear statement: Sometimes feeling good is good enough

Monday, April 04, 2022

The show, despite a delay caused by the pandemic and brief moments of seriousness, was mostly a highly professional, relentlessly energetic showcase for the pleasure of live music. Plus a few awards.

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Stream the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert From SFJAZZ

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Performances and speeches honor this year's NEA Jazz Masters award recipients, including Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison, Jr., Billy Hart & Cassandra Wilson. Watch live Thu, March 31, 10:30 p.m. ET!

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Julius Rodriguez, 'Gift of the Moon'

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The multi-instrumentalist prepares for his major-label debut by focusing on the fundamentals: namely, a solid groove.

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Ron Miles, cornetist who imbued modern jazz with heart and soul, dies at 58

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

The cornetist, composer and bandleader combined a distinctly American harmonic palette with an openhearted emotional clarity uncommon in modern jazz.

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Joel Ross, 'Prayer'

Thursday, March 03, 2022

The opening track to the vibraphonist and composer's forthcoming album embodies a spirit of quiet humility and common purpose, with a deceptively simple motif that opens up through repetition.

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How a jazz legend's resting place was lost and found, 50 years after his tragic death

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Though the trumpeter Lee Morgan was killed in 1972, his legacy was well maintained. At least it seemed so, until one fan discovered last year that Morgan's gravesite seemed to have vanished.

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Watch: Immanuel Wilkins live from PhilaMOCA

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Working with his superbly intuitive band — Micah Thomas on piano, Daryl Johns on bass, Kweku Sumbry on drums — we listen in on Wilkins' powerful January performance, recorded live at PhilaMOCA.

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Bobby McFerrin reflects on going from the hotel bar to prescribing 'medicine music'

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Host Christian McBride talks with vocalist and 2020 NEA Jazz Master Bobby McFerrin. We'll hear tracks from his vast catalog, stories from his illustrious career, and an impromptu jam with Christian.

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Robert Glasper, 'Black Superhero'

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Glasper's piano sets a chiming gospel loop, over which Killer Mike and Big K.R.I.T. rap verses about perseverance and positivity.

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