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A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery

NPR | Aug. 2, 2015 5:28 a.m.

At age 12, pianist Joey Alexander has made fans out of some very accomplished fellow jazz musicians.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Child Prodigy In Jazz?

NPR | July 31, 2015 4:53 p.m.

Pianist Joey Alexander sets into relief the challenges of self-expression at an early age.

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Skitch Henderson On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 31, 2015 8:01 a.m.

The original Tonight Show bandleader also worked on Frank Sinatra's and Bing Crosby's radio shows.

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Songs We Love: Lizz Wright, 'River Man'

NPR | July 27, 2015 11:33 a.m.

Covering Nick Drake is risky, but Lizz Wright's "River Man" has the right kind of self-possession.

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Corky Hale On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 24, 2015 7:51 a.m.

The pioneering pianist, harpist, flutist and cellist has worked with Mel Tormé and Billie Holiday.

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After 20 Years, New Orleans Band Galactic Lifts Off With New Voices

NPR | July 19, 2015 6:35 a.m.

On the new album Into The Deep, the group shows just how well it's learned to play with others.

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Rio Clemente On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 17, 2015 10:27 a.m.

The pianist's classical training paved the way for a vibrant career in jazz.

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Willie Ruff On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 10, 2015 9:03 a.m.

A master of both the bass and the French horn, Ruff switches between instruments with ease.

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

NPR | July 10, 2015 7:39 a.m.

Even in his 70s, the Maestro was always looking for new sounds. Hear a previously unreleased track.

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Dwike Mitchell On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 3, 2015 9:03 a.m.

The pianist joins Marian McPartland to perform "Lush Life" and "Don't Worry 'Bout Me."