Jazz Saxophone Legend Jimmy Heath Has Died

January 19, 2020

The saxophonist and composer — an artist who wrote for Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, and who nurtured John Coltrane — died Sunday at age...

The 2019 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

January 14, 2020

The results of the year-end poll of 140 jazz critics offered surprise after surprise, including what's likely the youngest group of musicians, and more women...

The 2019 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll: The Fringe Fills the Gap

January 14, 2020

The organizer of NPR Music's Jazz Critics Poll says that as the pillars of the jazz establishment have splintered, there's new space for music at...

Jon Batiste: Tiny Desk Concert

January 6, 2020

Jon Batiste's Tiny Desk Concert was published prematurely. The new publication date is March 2020....

How To Like Jazz, For The Uninitiated

January 5, 2020

Want to start the new year with some new music? Weekend Edition has you covered with a new genre every week this month....

Spanglish Fly: Tiny Desk Concert

December 31, 2019

Spanglish Fly is one of the pioneers of the boogaloo revival scene happening on the East Coast. For about sixteen minutes, they turned the NPR...

Toast Of The Nation 2020: The Jazz Collective Edition

December 26, 2019

Jazz Night in America's Christian McBride hosts this special, ringing in the New Year with four hours of jazz from the SFJAZZ Collective, Carlos Henriquez...

'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2019

December 26, 2019

We are showing our deep appreciation for some of the greats who left us in 2019: Dr. John, Joseph Jarman, Ethel Ennis, Larry Willis, Ray...

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