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L'Orkestre des Pas Perdus' latest album, L'âge du cuivre, was just nominated for a Juno Award.

Read A Cirque Du Soleil For The Senses: Five Jazz Groups From Montreal WBGO

June 28, 2012 – Preview some of the artists playing the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a musical grand prix. WBGO

The Madame Walker Theater is one of the surviving iconic buildings on Indiana Avenue.

Read The Once-Thriving Jazz Scene Of ... Indianapolis? WFIU

March 28, 2012 – Indiana Avenue, the "main stem" of the city's black community, hosted master musicians nightly. WFIU

Illinois Jacquet.

Read Five Titans Of Texas Tenor Sax Jazz24

October 6, 2011 – These saxophonists have a robust, sometimes raw sound that mixes swing, bebop, blues and soul. Jazz24

A native of the Dominican Republic, Michel Camilo is one of the most energetic pianists in jazz.

Read Caribbean Jazz: A Summer Cruise For Your Mind Jazz24

July 12, 2011 – Let your mind sail through the Caribbean by listening to jazz artists who were born on the islands. Jazz24

KWEM in West Memphis was, in many ways, a springboard for blues artists on their way to greater glory, including guitarist B.B. King.

Read Oh, Mama! A Tale Of Two Cities' Memphis Blues Jazz24

June 15, 2011 – Memphis and West Memphis made many great contributions to early acoustic and electric blues. Jazz24

Kirk Joseph of Dirty Dozen Brass Band on sousaphone.

Read 5 New Orleans Songs Featuring The Tuba

April 26, 2011 – In New Orleans, having a monstrous brass instrument in the band is standard operating procedure.

Takuya Kuroda's trumpet is exciting and bright, with a touch of Dizzy Gillespie in tone.

Read Music Heals: Modern Jazz From Japan WESA

March 24, 2011 – In the spirit of recovery, this installment of Take Five showcases talented Japanese jazz artists. WESA

Sean Jones

Read It's A 'Burgh Thing: Jazz In Pittsburgh WESA

November 9, 2010 – WDUQ shines a light on some of the Pittsburgh jazz musicians working around town these days. WESA


Read 5 Young British Jazz Artists To Watch

October 5, 2010 – BBC Radio's Jazz on 3 picks five recent British jazz albums you need on your radar.

Ravi Shankar

Read Facing The East: Indo-Jazz Fusion WBGO

August 24, 2010 – Hear five works that engage American jazz improvisation and the ragas of Indian classical music. WBGO

The African Jazz Pioneers kick it, South Africa style.

Read Kick It Up With South African Jazz WESA

June 15, 2010 – In the midst of a World Cup frenzy, here's a chance to sample jazz from the "rainbow nation." WESA

Benny Jones

Read Five New Orleans Brass-Band Jams WBGO

April 19, 2010 – Hear five songs from New Orleans' modern brass-band tradition that are bound to make you move. WBGO

One of the two known photos of Robert Johnson. This portrait was taken by the Hooks Bros. Photography Company in Memphis, Tenn., circa 1935.

Read Mississippi Delta Blues: American Cornerstone Jazz24

February 16, 2010 – Delta blues is powerful music that's also, by turns, stark, poetic, eerie, humorous and beautiful. Jazz24

Read 30 Years Of Jazz In The Motor City WESA

August 31, 2009 – Hear the music of the Jones brothers (Hank, Elvin and Thad), just in time for a big jazz festival. WESA

A Canadian flag hot air balloon.

Read Oh, Canada! Jazz From The True North WESA

August 17, 2009 – Though Canada's finest export is hockey, our neighbor has also produced some fine jazz musicians. WESA

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