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100 Years Of Billy Strayhorn, Emotional Architect Of Song

NPR | Nov. 29, 2015 8:56 a.m.

The prolific composer and arranger, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, never hid who he was.


The Making Of Marquis Hill | Nov. 25, 2015 10:26 a.m.

It took a village to raise the jazz trumpeter. So we went to Chicago to chart the rise of his star.


Christian McBride On Ray Brown's Bass And James Brown's Appeal

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 12:52 p.m.

All Things Considered's jazz expert takes questions about how his own career started.


Patricia Barber On Piano Jazz

NPR | Nov. 20, 2015 10:44 a.m.

The singer joined Piano Jazz in 2002, the year she released her successful album Verse.


Sabertooth, Or The 23-Year Midnight Gig | Nov. 19, 2015 2:08 p.m.

At Chicago's Green Mill, one organ quartet has owned Saturday's after-hours set for decades.


A Jazz 'Family,' Formed Late At Night | Nov. 18, 2015 11:17 a.m.

Bought together by a vocalist and natural ringleader, an up-and-coming scene assembles after hours.


Arturo O'Farrill Presents 'Cuba: The Conversation Continues' | Nov. 17, 2015 12:08 p.m.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra imagines a musical dialogue flowing freely between the U.S. and Cuba.


NO BS! Brass Band Transcends The New Orleans Sound

NPR | Nov. 16, 2015 2:07 p.m.

The members of the Virginia ensemble are firm in their desire to rep their own city in their music.


Hot Club Of Detroit On Piano Jazz

NPR | Nov. 13, 2015 9:23 a.m.

In a 2009 session, the Motor City quintet plays traditional Gypsy jazz and a bal musette waltz.

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Notations from … John Stowell

KMHD Jazz Radio | Nov. 10, 2015 11:31 a.m.