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Jason Moran and The Bandwagon perform in the KC Jazz Club.

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April 17, 2014 – The pianist's Bandwagon trio offers a unique take on Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose" and more. WBGO


Herbie Hancock speaks at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Induction Ceremony 2013 at Harvard University. The JJA awarded the pianist with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Tuesday.

Read Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year

April 15, 2014 – Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter headline the musicians awarded for achievement in the year 2013.

Marie Marcus.

Listen Marie Marcus On Piano Jazz

April 11, 2014 – Cape Cod's "First Lady of Jazz" performs a medley of tunes by Fats Waller, her stride-piano mentor.


Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Listen Dee Dee Bridgewater On 'Song Travels'

April 11, 2014 – The singer performs two of Billie Holiday's signature songs: "Loverman" and "God Bless the Child."


Jayne Cortez in 1996. The poet often recorded her poems to improvised music.

Read 5 Points Where Poetry Meets Jazz

April 11, 2014 – Hear a sampling of collisions between the written word and the improvised solo.

Billy Childs.

Listen Billy Childs Quartet On JazzSet WBGO

April 10, 2014 – The pianist's quartet makes psychic connections to Freddie Hubbard in a set from The Blue Whale. WBGO


The late Wayne Henderson toured with an incarnation of The Crusaders in 1995.

Read Wayne Henderson, Jazz Crusaders Co-Founder, Dies

April 7, 2014 – With his fellow Houston natives, the trombonist started a band that would encompass more than jazz.

Mulgrew Miller onstage in 2011 in Potenza, Italy.

Listen Mulgrew Miller On Piano Jazz

April 4, 2014 – Miller's unique harmonic and rhythmic style comes through in "Carousel," from a 2002 session.


Matthew Stevens performs at Berklee College of Music, with bassist Vicente Archer.

Listen Matthew Stevens Group: Live At Berklee WBGO

April 2, 2014 – Few young jazz guitarists are as highly tipped as Stevens, who plays from his forthcoming debut. WBGO


Matthew Stevens will record his debut album this year.

Read A Guitarist Starts Anew, Except For This Old Song

April 1, 2014 – Matthew Stevens has mostly moved on from his shelved debut album. But one tune remains in rotation.

Dianne Reeves.

Read Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz

March 28, 2014 – One of the preeminent jazz singers of our time sings "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" and more.


John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.

Read 'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

March 28, 2014 – Chuck Stewart recently unveiled 50-year-old shots of John Coltrane recording his masterpiece.

Jane Bunnett (left) and Candido perform at the Kennedy Center during the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Read Jane Bunnett And Chihiro Yamanaka On JazzSet

March 27, 2014 – Hear the flute player and pianist in sets from the Kennedy Center's Women in Jazz Festival.


Bud Powell pioneered bebop-style improvisation on the piano.

Read After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

March 24, 2014 – On Feb. 5, 1953, Powell was uncommunicative at Birdland. At the keys, it was another story.


Nadine Jansen

Listen Nadine Jansen On Piano Jazz

March 21, 2014 – Marian McPartland joins the pianist and horn player in "Yesterdays" and "Nadine's Blues" in 1988.


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