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Jimmy Greene Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

WBGO+JAZZ.org | June 30, 2015 1:43 p.m.

The saxophonist's latest album honors his 6-year-old daughter, killed in the 2012 Newtown shooting.

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New Documentary Finds Nina Simone 'In Between The Black And White Keys'

NPR | June 29, 2015 3:34 p.m.

Simone's recordings still loom larger than the rest of her story.

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The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

NPR | June 28, 2015 3:48 p.m.

Singer Vanessa Bley and former Sade collaborator Stuart Matthewman make up the new cocktail jazz band Twin Danger, which has been causing a scene with its self-titled debut and live shows.

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Tierney Sutton On Piano Jazz

NPR | June 26, 2015 7:45 a.m.

The Grammy-nominated singer performs a set featuring several of Frank Sinatra's signature numbers.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater On Song Travels

NPR | June 22, 2015 5:57 a.m.

The singer performs two of Billie Holiday's signature songs: "Loverman" and "God Bless the Child."

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Gunther Schuller, Who Bridged Classical Music And Jazz, Dies At 89

NPR | June 22, 2015 5:49 a.m.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator linked classical music and jazz.

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Robert Glasper Puts His Trio On Shuffle

NPR | June 21, 2015 3:18 p.m.

A jazz pianist who found success making R&B, Glasper is returning to form — but not without a twist.

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All In The Family: Father-Son Pairings In Jazz

NPR | June 19, 2015 5:13 p.m.

In honor of Father's Day, bassist Christian McBride stops by for a conversation about jazz families.

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Help Us Make An Exquisite Corpse In New York City

NPR | June 19, 2015 10:33 a.m.

Join NPR Music, Make Music New York and Jazz at Lincoln Center for an open improvisation on June 21.

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Gerry Mulligan On Piano Jazz

NPR | June 19, 2015 7:51 a.m.

The baritone saxophonist performs many of his original compositions, including "Ontet."