This weekend: npr.org/newportjazz.
- Latin musicians have sued the Grammy Awards, as they previously threatened, after many Latin music award categories (including Latin jazz album) were removed this year. Via the New York Times.
- The Philadelphia jazz elders have a hang.
- George Colligan interviews Rudresh Mahanthappa.
- Alternate Takes on drummer-composer E.J. Strickland. His twin brother Marcus Strickland, saxophonist, was featured a few months ago.
- A Berkeley, Calif. jazz club opened in one man's garage. Musicians and neighbors seemed to love it. Police have now shut it down.
- Why so many saxophonists from Israel these days? Haaretz attempts to answer.
- Inside Delmark Records, the great Chicago company.
- The room where Bix Beiderbecke died is in Queens, N.Y.
- "The Video Game That Got Jazz so, so Right." From the gaming blog Kotaku.
- "Is poverty good for jazz?" Howard Mandel.
- If you're going to get an artist to do your jazz festival's poster art, you might as well get a jazz drummer.
- Portland trumpeter Thara Memory — Esperanza Spalding's teacher, among other distinctions — has recovered his stolen custom left-handed Monette trumpet.
- YouTube Free Jazz. (Or, what you get when you search YouTube for "free jazz.")
- All About Jazz features vocalists Roseanna Vitro and Quentin Moore.
- Destination: Out reruns a Larry Young feature.
- JazzWax, which turned four this week, looks back at Bix Beiderbecke, among other features.
- The Jazz Session interviews the duo of Kyoko Kitamura (voice) and Jen Baker (trombone), and saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock.
- The Checkout this week features a studio session with Davell Crawford, plus interviews with bassists Ben Williams and Robert Hurst.
Elsewhere at NPR Music: