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Chick Corea.

Listen Chick Corea On Piano Jazz

January 18, 2013 – Corea solos on "Monk's Mood" and joins Marian McPartland for an evocative version of "Spain."

Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's Church.

Listen The Mingus Orchestra On JazzSet WBGO

January 17, 2013 – Dig the deep, dark, blues-drenched, jubilant Mingus groove from St. Bart's Church in New York City. WBGO


Andrew D'Angelo.

Read Winter Jazzfest 2013: The Sounds Of Surprise

January 15, 2013 – See photos from the nine-year-old marathon of new bands and repertoires in New York.

Charlie Christian

Read Five Pioneers Of Electric Jazz Guitar Jazz24

January 15, 2013 – Every guitarist now playing owes something to at least one of these pioneering jazz guitarists. Jazz24

The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters. From left: Eddie Palmieri, Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson. Not pictured: Lorraine Gordon.

Listen The 2013 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert WBGO

January 14, 2013 – Mose Allison, Lou Donaldson, Lorraine Gordon and Eddie Palmieri are recognized in New York. WBGO


Kurt Elling.

Listen Kurt Elling On Piano Jazz

January 11, 2013 – Elling brings his commanding, richly grained baritone voice to a session with Marian McPartland.

Mark de Clive-Lowe, a DJ and keyboard player, will present his CHURCH ensemble.

Read 5 New Projects At Winter Jazzfest 2013 WBGO

January 11, 2013 – Unpredictability is key at the annual New York showcase, which emphasizes new bands and projects. WBGO

Wayne Shorter.

Read 15 Jazz Albums To Look Out For In 2013

January 10, 2013 – The new year's major releases so far feature a few living legends and a lot of drummers in charge.

Herbie Hancock speaks with the current class of Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance masters degree students.

Read A Brief History Of Jazz Education, Pt. 2

January 8, 2013 – Starting around the 1960s, college campuses became an unavoidable part of today's jazz world.

Milt Jackson.

Listen Milt Jackson On Piano Jazz

January 7, 2013 – The vibraphonist gets together with host Marian McPartland in his own standard, "Bags' Groove."


Ella Fitzgerald, 1946.

Read Help Pick The Greatest Jazz Vocals Of All Time

January 4, 2013 – Jazz24 is making a list of quintessential vocal recordings — and this is where you come in.

Wynton Marsalis.

Listen Wynton Marsalis On 'Song Travels'

January 4, 2013 – The trumpeter and composer joins host Michael Feinstein to discuss the music that affects him most.


John Scofield with drummer Louis Cato.

Listen John Scofield's Überjam Band: Live At Berklee WGBH

January 2, 2013 – The eclectic electric guitarist plays from his raucous, electronic-infused Überjam songbook. WGBH


Wynton Marsalis (center) on the floor at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

Listen Wynton Marsalis And Vince Giordano: Live In New York WBGO

January 2, 2013 – New interpretations of Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives recordings score the countdown to midnight. WBGO


Clark Terry.

Listen Clark Terry Quintet: Live In Chicago WBGO

January 2, 2013 – The legendary trumpeter, now 92, was in good spirits and excellent form as 1989 became 1990. WBGO


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