Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program Every week, hear great performances from around the country — and the stories behind them.

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The Lush Life Of Billy Strayhorn

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The composer was remarkable not only for his harmonically rich collaborations with Duke Ellington, but for living as an openly gay black man in the 1940s.

The Lush Life Of Billy Strayhorn

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Aww Yeah, Summertime — With The Robert Glasper Experiment

This special summer festival episode features a clever synthesis of hip-hop, R&B and soul, recorded live across two music festivals in New York City.

Aww Yeah, Summertime — With The Robert Glasper Experiment

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The Ray Charles Songbook

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Trumpeter Kenny Rampton launched his career on the road with the great performer. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, he presents Ray's music in the most authentic way he can.

The Ray Charles Songbook

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Oliver Jones: A Canadian Jazz Legend Heads Home

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Oliver Jones may be the most famous living jazz pianist you've never heard of. But in Canada, Oliver Jones is a champion for jazz — adored in his native Quebec and across the country.

Oliver Jones: A Canadian Jazz Legend Heads Home

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Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman's Tribute To A Tribute

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The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.