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A Jazz Piano Christmas 2018

December 12, 2018

The holidays aren't complete around NPR without our annual Jazz Piano Christmas concert. This year's event featured pianists Booker T. Jones, Jason Moran, Dánae Olano...

Jazz, Love and Letting Loose: Brooklyn's Surprising Senior Jazz Scene

December 10, 2018

Jazz 966 is a senior center by day, but, on Friday nights, it transforms into a swinging jazz club catering to seniors who love to...

A Century Later, An Illuminated Eulogy For A Jazz Pioneer

December 7, 2018

Pianist Jason Moran calls James Reese Europe "basically the 'big bang' of jazz." Moran's tribute to the composer and WWI "Hellfighter" pulls his contributions to...

At 80, Saxophonist Charles Lloyd Finds Enlightenment in the Groove

December 6, 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...

Joey Alexander: Tiny Desk Concert

November 30, 2018

No one in the NPR offices could have imagined how remarkable this 15-year old pianist would be at the Tiny Desk....

Matthew Herbert Sets The EU To Music With His Brexit Big Band

November 24, 2018

The British musician is on a tour of Europe, apologizing for Brexit, the plan by Britain's government to leave the EU. The last performance is...

'Mingus: Jazz In Detroit' Catches A Giant At A Moment Full Of Possibility

November 9, 2018

A newly released recording of a 1973 concert opens a window into the volatile bassist's career at a moment of transition, but also a compelling...

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

November 3, 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...

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