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Jazz Night In America: Wednesday Night Webcasts

Live Dec. 17: A Jazz Piano Christmas 2014

Harold Mabern, Kris Davis, Lynne Arriale and Cyrus Chestnut play holiday favorites for solo piano.

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Jazz Night In America: Wednesday Night Webcasts

Live Dec. 10: Ellis Marsalis' 80th Birthday Concert

The pianist and educator is a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his sons.

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program

Airing Next Week: SpokFrevo Orquestra, Carnival And Jazz

A 17-piece jazz-influenced band from Brazil presents its adventurous take on a holiday tradition.

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Live Dec. 3: Revive Big Band At Berklee

A multi-generational group bridges large ensemble jazz and classic hip-hop anthems.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Ruth Brown On Piano Jazz

In 1993, the R&B pioneer sang an hour's worth of standards with host Marian McPartland.

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program

Airing This Week: Very Very Henry Threadgill

The saxophonist and composer always pushes boundaries. A recent concert retrospective demonstrates.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Pete Jolly On Piano Jazz

Jolly demonstrates his swinging piano style with a solo in "You, The Night And The Music."

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Jazz Night In America Videos

Jon Batiste Leads A Private Street Parade Atop A Fort

O'er the ramparts of 190-year-old Fort Adams, the bandleader urged our cameras to "Believe in Love."

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program

A Night At The Museum

Jazz musicians find inspiration in many things. Himalayan art is not typically one of them.

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program

Identities Are Changeable

Miguel Zenón interviewed fellow Puerto Ricans living in New York. Then he made an album about it.