Arturo O'Farrill leads the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra in concert.
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An economic blockade between the U.S. and Cuba didn't prevent jazz from traveling between the countries. But what if the dialogue could flow freely? The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra wanted to find out.
October 22, 2015
The eminent pianist was the guest of honor at this year's Panama Jazz Festival. His quintet performs, and host Christian McBride speaks with the great musician.
July 1, 2016
Steve Treseler and Ingrid Jensen.
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The late, distinctively melodic jazz trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler was quietly influential to generations of musicians. From the Pacific Northwest, two acolytes reimagine his catalog.
March 24, 2015
Jason Moran (left) and Georgia Anne Muldrow celebrate Charles Mingus during a program at the Kennedy Center.
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Vocalist and producer Georgia Anne Muldrow's interpretive tribute to Charles Mingus aligns with the Afrocentric current that flows through underground hip-hop, avant-R&B and psychedelic soul.
March 23, 2017
Cassanda Wilson sings Billie Holiday at the Kennedy Center.
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One of today's great singers celebrates the centennial of a jazz icon. Wilson brings her fresh arrangements of classic tunes to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
March 31, 2015
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More than 30 years ago, Sy Oliver arranged a book of music for female vocal trio, for one concert only. The singer Catherine Russell unearths those arrangements at Jazz At Lincoln Center.
May 12, 2016
Catherine Russell: Sunny Side Of The Street
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There's jazz conservatory, and there was "the school of Betty Carter": her band's alumni and the fellow singers bound by her thrall. Vocalist Charenée Wade leads a tribute to her lasting influence.
September 10, 2015
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone at a jazz club in the movie "La La Land".
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There are many takes about what February 23, 2017 La La Land gets right or wrong about jazz. This episode explores how the tension between illusion and disillusion plays out among real musicians in Los Angeles.
Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner.
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The communication between piano and voice often becomes deeply personal. Two rising stars of their instruments prove as much in duet at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
August 26, 2016
Cecile McLorin Salvant And Sullivan Fortner
Darcy James Argue conducts The Secret Society in a performance of
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The Secret Society bandleader says his latest composition explores "the present-day folklore that we call conspiracy theories" — no tinfoil hat required.
February 23, 2017