Patrick Jarenwattananon

Patrick Jarenwattananon appears in the following:

Songs We Love: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, 'We Three Kings'

Monday, December 21, 2015

Concerts of holiday music have been some of Jazz at Lincoln Center's most popular programming for at least 25 years now. Given the talent of its in-house big band — the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis — it's no surprise that the results are consistently ...

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Jazz At Lincoln Center's Big Band Holidays Concert

Thursday, December 17, 2015

When the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra returns to the newly renovated Rose Theater, it'll bring one of its most popular traditions: its annual concerts of holiday music. The Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, will present new arrangements of favorite seasonal songs with guest vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir.

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From NPR Music, Two Jazz Performances That Wrestle With Race And Policing

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Hi Code Switch readers! I'm here from NPR Music, where I mostly cover jazz. I thought you might be interested two big performances we recently featured in which the artists took a moment to talk about police intimidation and violence against African-Americans.

When Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah — a bold, ...

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Sabertooth, Or The 23-Year Midnight Gig

Thursday, November 19, 2015

In Chicago, one band holds down a midnight-to-5 a.m. gig on Saturday nights — or, technically, on Sunday mornings. It's a time slot which seems challenging enough to do once or twice. These guys have been doing it for 23 years.

Sabertooth is a quirky band, currently an organ quartet ...

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The Making Of Marquis Hill

Thursday, November 05, 2015

About a year ago, trumpeter Marquis Hill, now 28, traveled to Los Angeles, played five tunes for a panel of judges, and won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. You can think of it as a sort of Heisman Trophy for young jazz artists, meaning that a lot ...

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Shirley Scott, 'Queen Of The Organ'

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Jazz is taught at universities now, and artists like saxophonist Tim Warfield and trumpeter Terell Stafford teach at them. But they know that jazz is taught more through listening than reading; more on the bandstand than the classroom. And they learned those lessons from the organ giant Shirley Scott, who ...

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 09, 2015

Artists don't usually tell long, rambling stories at the Tiny Desk, and if they do, those stories don't usually make the final cut. But this one felt different. It was about the time Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, a young black man, says he was stopped by New Orleans police ...

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Jason Moran Plays Thelonious Monk's Town Hall Concert

Thursday, October 08, 2015

"Thelonious Monk is the most important musician, period," Jason Moran says. He laughs out loud. "In all the world. Period!"

Moran is in a dressing room deep within the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., where he's the artistic director for ...

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Wein's World: George Wein At 90

Thursday, October 01, 2015

There's no one person responsible for creating music festivals — or for making them such a huge part of how we witness live performances today. But starting in 1954, one person developed a recipe for their secret sauce.

George Wein still goes to his signature event every year, checking out ...

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Phil Woods, Top Jazz Saxophonist, Has Died

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Alto saxophonist Phil Woods, a leading jazz performer since the 1950s, died Tuesday afternoon. The cause was related to emphysema, his longtime agent, Joel Chriss, confirmed. Woods was 83.

As a teenager, Woods would commute to New York City for lessons with pianist Lennie Tristano, then check out ...

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Jazz Night In America Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New episodes of Jazz Night In America are released on Thursday mornings. Every week, a one-hour program is sent to public radio stations throughout the U.S. (and archived online). Every other week, a concert documentary video, a companion to that week's radio program, is released online. Check your local listings ...

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Introducing Jazz Night In America, Season 2

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hi! We're back.

Today, we launch a new season of Jazz Night In America. We've spent our summer making a better version of the show, and we're excited to share it with you. In fact, our first episode, featuring Wayne Shorter with the Jazz at Lincoln ...

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Wayne's World: Wayne Shorter With The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wayne Shorter is a living legend — a saxophonist, composer and lifelong original thinker. He's never been afraid to be different, which is perhaps why he's accomplished so much. Among his accomplishments:

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Live At Berklee

Monday, September 21, 2015

For years, the trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has been operating under a rubric he calls "stretch music": his own vision of a modern, genre-agnostic, hybrid jazz. Stretch Music is also what the New Orleans native calls his new album. The unrelenting intensity remains, but here it's fulfilled with a ...

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First Listen: Cécile McLorin Salvant, 'For One To Love'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It's 2015, and jazz singing is weird. Right? Its conventions seem almost antiquated: the smarmy stage presence thing, the scat improvisation thing, the singing 50-year-old songs from forgotten musicals thing. In an age when singing the blues has been so thoroughly subsumed and reconfigured within other American pop-music traditions, when ...

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Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-Collective: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 07, 2015

When he started to make the music that appears on his new album, trumpeter Terence Blanchard wasn't thinking of Eric Garner, Michael Brown or any of the other recent high-profile police killings of African-Americans. He was thinking of desired collaborators: Donald Ramsey, a bassist and high-school classmate; Oscar Seaton, ...

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Songs We Love: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, 'Afrique (Take 3, Vocal)'

Friday, July 10, 2015

You know how some older "legacy" artists program their concerts like a greatest-hits collection? Duke Ellington did some of that as he was getting older — people wanted to hear the Maestro lead "Satin Doll" and "Mood Indigo," after all — but he never stopped writing new music, ...

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Help Us Make An Exquisite Corpse In New York City

Monday, June 15, 2015

For this year's edition of Make Music New York, we come not to praise the dead, but to sing the blues and create a new "exquisite corpse."

This Sunday, June 21 at 4 p.m. ET, join NPR Music and regulars at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln ...

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Songs We Love: Miles Davis Quintet, 'Gingerbread Boy' (Live At Newport)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Gingerbread Boy" is a fetching blues head by Jimmy Heath that became a jazz standard pretty much immediately after it was first recorded. Usually, its melody is played in call-and-response: the horns play a line, the piano or guitar replies with a specific riff, repeat. And when the Miles Davis ...

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All Songs +1: 'Epic' Jazz From Kamasi Washington

Friday, May 22, 2015

Even if you don't know anything about jazz, it's quite possible you've heard the music of saxophonist Kamasi Washington: That's him on the latest albums by Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus. But that's only the very tip of his iceberg. His new album The ...

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