Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Behind A Death In Queens, A Major Loss For The Avant-Garde Jazz Community

Friday, October 05, 2018

Headlines this week have highlighted the macabre circumstances surrounding the death of Michael Panico, but overlooked his notable contributions to a music community jolted by the news.


First Listen: Ambrose Akinmusire, 'Origami Harvest'

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The trumpeter and composer's audacious, politically exigent and altogether astounding new album features a string quartet and the rapper Kool A.D.


Jerry González, Latin Jazz Visionary, Dies After House Fire

Monday, October 01, 2018

The percussionist, trumpeter and leader of the Fort Apache Band suffered cardiac arrest from smoke inhalation. He was 69 years old.


With 'Emanon,' Jazz Elder Wayne Shorter Grandly Sweeps The Stars

Friday, September 14, 2018

The veteran saxophonist, set to become a Kennedy Center Honoree in December, releases epic project, encompassing a graphic novel and over two hours of new music.


Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline Reclaims Mood Music In The City Of Brotherly Love

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Nels Cline has earned his place as a guitar hero for our times, with a track record stretching back four decades and a marquee gig with Wilco.


First Listen: Christian Sands, 'Facing Dragons'

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The pianist embraces jazz tradition while betting on a mode of soulful eclecticism.