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Bruce Hornsby.

Read Bruce Hornsby On Piano Jazz

June 27, 2014 – The influence of Keith Jarrett and Bud Powell peeks through in the hitmaker's 2003 session.


Saxophonist Miguel Zenón performs with pianist Laurent Coq at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Miguel Zenón And Dafnis Prieto On JazzSet WBGO

June 26, 2014 – The saxophonist and the drummer rework the music of their respective islands at Newport. WBGO

Charles Gayle was honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Vision Festival. On the event's opening night, Gayle performed as his alter ego, Streets the Clown.

Read The Future Of Intense Art: A Free-Jazz Event Looks Forward

June 25, 2014 – The Vision Festival, now in its 19th year, is targeting community outreach and childhood education.

Bobby Hutcherson's new album on Blue Note Records is Enjoy The View.

Read Bobby Hutcherson's Good Vibes For Fiery Times

June 21, 2014 – "You could stop on a street corner and hear Malcolm X," the vibraphonist says of 1960s New York.


Helen Sung.

Read Helen Sung On Piano Jazz

June 20, 2014 – The pianist is a dazzling and passionate player with a flawless technique and an exquisite touch.


Drummer Lewis Nash performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Lewis Nash Quintet, Kurt Elling On JazzSet

June 19, 2014 – Hear the first-call drummer and Grammy-winning vocalist lead inspiring sets, back to back.

Horace Silver performs for television in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1979.

Read Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

June 18, 2014 – With bluesy, funky, "nitty-gritty" tunes, Silver shifted the jazz landscape of the 1950s and '60s.


Lenny Pickett has played in the SNL band for 29 years.

Read 'SNL' Music Director Writes A Finnish 'Prescription'

June 15, 2014 – Saxophonist Lenny Pickett, seen every week on TV, has just released a new album of his own.


Percussionist Pete Escovedo and his daughter Sheila E. perform together in Rome in 2013.

Read Rhythm Runs In The Family: Drummers On Their Dads

June 14, 2014 – Jazz musicians like Sheila E. and Ralph Peterson got the percussion bug from their fathers.

Jerry Dodgion.

Read Jerry Dodgion On Piano Jazz

June 13, 2014 – The saxophonist joins host Marian McPartland on saxophone with "Isfahan" in a session from 2005.


Jimmy Scott performs at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2001.

Read Ethereal Jazz Singer Jimmy Scott Dies

June 13, 2014 – With a slight frame and a strikingly high voice, he had a late career revival.

Saxophonist John Ellis (center) performs with Matt Perrine (left) on sousaphone at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen John Ellis, Darcy James Argue On JazzSet WBGO

June 12, 2014 – Intense, forward-looking music for dancing and dreaming, recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival. WBGO

Tom Chang.

Read For Guitarist Tom Chang, Opening Up Is A Constant Process

June 8, 2014 – Chang says that in spite of all the styles of music he's played, there's always more to learn.


Amina Figarova.

Read Amina Figarova On Piano Jazz

June 6, 2014 – The pianist's refined and lyrical style is on display as she performs her own "Night Train" in 2008.


Regina Carter (right) with Yacouba Sissoko.

Listen Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

June 5, 2014 – A violin channels Africa and a trumpet speaks to kids: a Newport Jazz double bill.


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