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In a conversation aired on WBGO, Jessye Norman credits the study of jazz with her understanding of song interpretation.

Read Opera Star Jessye Norman Picks Her Favorite Jazz Singers WBGO

September 20, 2013 – The soprano tells WBGO that studying jazz vocalists influenced the way she interprets songs. WBGO

Christian McBride in rehearsal at the Kennedy Center.

Listen They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour WBGO

September 12, 2013 – JazzSet catches the anniversary show featuring Christian McBride at the Kennedy Center. WBGO


Dee Dee Bridgewater (right) smiles big with pianist Edsel Gomez.

Listen Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet

June 20, 2013 – Hear Bridgewater lead her quintet in a set of tunes by Billie Holiday and the Gershwins.

Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Listen Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz

February 22, 2013 – The host of NPR's JazzSet joins Marian McPartland for a set of Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes.


Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard presents Aaron Diehl with the 2011 Cole Porter Fellowship.

Read A Jazz Piano Showdown On JazzSet

September 22, 2011 – Hear Aaron Diehl and other finalists from the American Pianists Association's competition.


Abbey Lincoln.

Read Abbey Lincoln, Remembered By Her Proteges

May 20, 2011 – Vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dianne Reeves reflect upon the jazz icon's music and legacy.


Ella Fitzgerald performs with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band in 1947. That's Gillespie to her right, in complete awe.

Read The Music Of 'Ella!' On JazzSet WBGO

September 15, 2011 – Dee Dee Bridgewater and Janis Siegel sing Ella Fitzgerald at the Kennedy Center. WBGO


Geri Allen (left) and Esperanza Spalding perform together at the Mary Lou Williams Festival in 2010.

Read Mary Lou Williams Festival All-Star Quintet On JazzSet WBGO

September 8, 2011 – Hear Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Grace Kelly and Dee Dee Bridgewater. WBGO


Dee Dee Bridgewater

Listen Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet WBGO

February 25, 2010 – Bridgewater's Latin quintet reworks music from Red Earth and previews To Billie With Love. WBGO


Dee Dee Bridgewater

Listen Remembering Billie, 'With Love From Dee Dee'

February 18, 2010 – Dee Dee Bridgewater's CD is a tribute to the mystery and grace of the great Billie Holiday.


Read Dee Dee Bridgewater's Tour Dates

January 21, 2010 – JazzSet host Dee Dee Bridgewater's news and tour dates.

Bennie Maupin performs at the 2009 Detroit Jazz Festival.

Listen Bennie Maupin And Dolphyana On JazzSet WBGO

August 19, 2010 – At the Detroit Jazz Festival, Maupin plays Eric Dolphy while Bridgewater looks back to big bands. WBGO



Read Jazz For Summer's End WESA

August 25, 2008 – As Labor Day approaches, these songs are here to bring summer to a close on a positive note. WESA

Listen The Year's Best World Music

December 27, 2007 – Banning Eyre picks the year's best music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.


Listen The Year's Best Jazz CDs WBGO

December 25, 2007 – WBGO host Gary Walker shares his favorite jazz recordings of 2007, led by the late Michael Brecker. WBGO


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