Drummer Ali Jackson celebrates the music of his mentor, Max Roach, in a one-night-only salute to the father of modern jazz drumming.
Simone's recordings still loom larger than the rest of her story.
Follow the link to hear the interview with Luker and learn about how to experience this music live at Reed College.
Portland's American Music Program, made up of high school student and under the direction of trumpeter and Grammy award winner, Thara Memory, has won first place at the Essentially Ellington competition, making them the highest honored high school jazz band in the country.
Click to hear the exclusive interview with Billy Childs about his new Grammy-award winning record, where he reimagines the work of his long-time idol, folk singer Laura Lyro.