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As 2016 Winds Down, Remembering The Jazz Giants We Lost

NPR | Dec. 3, 2016 3:42 p.m.

Jazz musicians Bobby Hutcherson, Toots Thielemens and Victor Bailey all passed away this year.


Meredith D'Ambrosio On Piano Jazz

NPR | Dec. 2, 2016 8:28 a.m.

The vocalist, pianist, visual artist and teacher joined Marian McPartland in 1994.


Lonnie Liston Smith On Piano Jazz

NPR | Nov. 25, 2016 7:30 a.m.

One of contemporary music's most versatile keyboardists, Smith joined Marian McPartland in 2002.


Grab A Seat In The Studio With The Miles Davis Quintet

NPR | Nov. 23, 2016 4:08 p.m.

Newly released session reels from the mid-1960s show us Davis as a productive professional.


'We're Contemporary People': BADBADNOTGOOD's Mixed Bag Of Inspiration

NPR | Nov. 21, 2016 4:58 p.m.

"We came about precisely from just goofing around and having fun," bassist Chester Hansen says.


Nellie Lutcher On Piano Jazz

NPR | Nov. 18, 2016 1:03 p.m.

Hear the vocalist and pianist play her original tunes "Hurry On Down" and "Real Gone Guy."


Snarky Puppy: 'Music For The Brain And Booty' | Nov. 17, 2016 10:47 a.m.

The Grammy-winning band's beyond-category beats are inseparable from church and the state of Texas.


Ian Christensen

KMHD Jazz Radio | Nov. 15, 2016 3:26 p.m.

At 75, Chick Corea Still Has That Magic Touch

NPR | Nov. 13, 2016 8:06 a.m.

The jazz pianist's career has been defined by creative collaborations — and he hasn't stopped.


Richard Sudhalter On Piano Jazz

NPR | Nov. 11, 2016 10:50 a.m.

The cornetist and critic performs "Chasing Shadows" with Marian McPartland in a 1992 session.