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Regina Carter (right) with Yacouba Sissoko.

Read Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

August 30, 2012 – A violin channels Africa and a trumpet speaks to kids: a 2011 Newport Jazz double bill.


Regina Carter.

Read Regina Carter On Piano Jazz

August 19, 2011 – The violinist brings her stellar technique and infectious energy to a 2003 session.


Regina Carter performs at the Fort Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

Listen Newport Jazz 2011: Regina Carter's Reverse Thread, Live In Concert

August 6, 2011 – Hear the jazz violinist and her unique band — featuring kora and accordion — perform at Newport.


Get the popcorn ready.

Read Jazz At The Movies: 5 Cinematic Covers WESA

February 16, 2011 – Hear songs from Cars, Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs reinterpreted by jazz musicians. WESA


Read Stephen Thompson's Top 10 Albums Of 2010

December 7, 2010 – Hear songs from NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson's 10 favorite albums of 2010.

collage of artists on the show

Listen The Year In Music, 2010

December 7, 2010 – Take a listen to our biggest musical surprises of 2010, songs of the year, and more.


Read 50 Favorites: C-G

December 1, 2010 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Flying Lotus and more artists from C to G.

Stephane Grappelli

Read Swing Strings: Five Jazz Violinists

April 27, 2010 – Hear five examples of the way the instrument has blended seamlessly into decades of jazz.

Regina Carter performs a Tiny Desk Concert

Watch Regina Carter: Tiny Desk Concert

April 11, 2010 – The violinist plays traditional African melodies, re-imagined through her own jazz sensibilities.

The Kennedy Center honors Mary Lou Williams every year with the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, which showcases today's brightest female jazz artists.

Read It's A Woman's World: Six Jazz Trailblazers WESA

March 2, 2009 – Hear half a dozen classic artists and modern innovators who've paved the way for women in jazz. WESA

Django Reinhardt lost two fingers in an accident, but developed a unique style around his disability.

Read Django's World: Hot Club Jazz WESA

November 24, 2008 – Hear five songs from the founders and modern interpreters of the percussive "Gypsy Jazz" style. WESA

Listen Marian McPartland's 90th-Birthday Concert: Set II

October 17, 2008 – Her birthday concert continues with more one-of-a-kind performances, featuring Wynton Marsalis.


Listen Marian McPartland's 90th-Birthday Concert: Set I

October 10, 2008 – McPartland celebrates her birthday with some of jazz's biggest names in a night of improvisation.


Listen Regina Carter Keeps The Kids Dancing WBGO

September 11, 2008 – The MacArthur Genius Grant winner plays music by Luis Bonfa and Edvard Grieg as well as her own. WBGO


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