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McLean's Scene: How Jackie McLean made Hartford a destination for jazz

Thursday, February 29, 2024

At a time when jazz was not widely seen in higher education, the alto saxophonist brought the wisdom learned on the bandstand to the classroom.


Youngbloods, Brass: Giveton Gelin, Kalia Vandever and Summer Camargo

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The three brass artists featured in our Youngbloods series — trumpeters Giveton Gelin and Summer Camargo, along with trombonist Kalia Vandever — infuse new energy into today's jazz scene.


Youngbloods, Vibes: Joel Ross, Sasha Berliner and Simon Moullier

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Youngbloods 2023: Joel Ross, Simon Moullier, Sasha Berliner


Relive the 2023 American Pianists Awards from Indianapolis

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Five young pianists compete for the American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz.


Songs for the fathers: A tribute to Jazz Dads

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Jazz Night celebrates dads in the jazz world. Hear tributes from Chick Corea, Bobby and Madison McFerrin, Cory Wong, Catherine Russell and Benny Green in this very special Father's Day episode.


Jazz Night toasts the NEA Jazz Masters class of 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Jazz Night in America honors the 2023 NEA Jazz Masters: Louis Hayes, Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett and Sue Mingus. Four newly crowned masters, with plenty of music, stories, and memories.


Exploring the many orbits of jazz legend Wayne Shorter

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Jazz Night takes a moment to commemorate Wayne Shorter and his eternal body of work – with concert performances, unaired interviews and music picks from our host Christian McBride.


'This is not entertainment': John Zorn, all over Big Ears

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Composer and alto saxophonist John Zorn brings eight eclectic bands to the Big Ears Festival stage, ranging from solo classical piano to all-out electrified jams.


Yule dig? Celebrate the holidays with drummer Matt Wilson's festive Christmas Tree-O

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Celebrate the holidays with drummer Matt Wilson and his festive holiday group the Christmas Tree-O from Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.


Bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma reflects on his journey down a 'Dirt Road' in N. Carolina

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Hear music and field recordings from bassist, composer, and fashion icon Jamaaladeen Tacuma's residency in North Carolina, where he explores his familial and musical roots.


The sunshine of guitarist Cory Wong

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Hear a funky set from guitarist Cory Wong and the Wongnotes from the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival, plus stories from Cory about his past, process and the evolution of the Minneapolis Sound.


Ron Carter at 85: tracks and stories from the life of a record-setting bassist

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

To celebrate bassist Ron Carter's 85th birthday, hear a conversation with Ron and our host Christian McBride with music handpicked from Ron Carter's storied discography.


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.


The 'Jazz Night' before Christmas with Norah Jones, Jamie Cullum and José James

Thursday, December 16, 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year! We're giving you the gift of Christmas music from three of your favorite jazz singer-songwriters: Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones and José James.


Sketches Of Tain: Music And Stories From Drummer Jeff 'Tain' Watts

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Christian McBride heads out to Pa. for a hang with drummer/composer Jeff Tain Watts, talking Pittsburgh and diving into the stories of Tain's time with both Wynton and Branford Marsalis.


Don't Forget The Timeless Soundtrack To Los Angeles' 1984 Summer Games

Friday, July 23, 2021

The official soundtrack to "Los Angeles 1984" featured Quincy Jones and Giorgio Moroder, and remains as slick and deliciously dramatic as the old games' host city.


'The Big Blind': Kurt Elling's Jazz Radio Drama In 1950s Chicago

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Guest host and vocalist Kurt Elling steps into the bustling world of 'The Big Blind,' a Windy City-set jazz radio drama, with selections from the world premiere 2019 performance at Rose Theater.


Chick Corea: Back In Boston

Thursday, February 18, 2021

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.


A Fine Romance: Jazz & Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Celebrate Valentine's Day with classic songs of love from a 2018 Jazz at Lincoln Center concert, featuring vocalists Brianna Thomas, Vuyo Sotashe and an all-star big band.


Crate Digging With Christian McBride: Joe Zawinul And 50 Years Of Weather Report

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Hear an electric fusion set from keyboardist Joe Zawinul and The Zawinul Syndicate in concert from 2006. We also celebrate 50 years of Weather Report with co-founder Wayne Shorter and other alumni.