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Duke Ellington's compositions present a timeless contribution to American music's legacy.

Read History As Symphony: The African-American Experience In Jazz Suites WFIU

February 21, 2013 – Composers such as Duke Ellington have captured black history in long-form works. Hear five examples. WFIU

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.


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


The clock strikes midnight with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Listen Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet WBGO

December 13, 2012 – The trumpeter leads a rousing set before a boisterous, sold-out house at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. WBGO


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.


Wynton Marsalis.

Listen Wynton Marsalis Group: Live In Concert WBGO

January 1, 2012 – The trumpeter leads a Jazz at Lincoln Center band in the music of Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. WBGO


Ella Fitzgerald: Putting all her Easter eggs in one basket.

Read Hop And Bop: Jazz For Easter WESA

April 21, 2011 – Grab some chocolate bunnies and hear five jazz songs to help you hop into the Easter spirit. WESA

The 2011 NEA Jazz Masters at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Listen The 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert WBGO

January 11, 2011 – The country's highest awards for jazz artistry and advocacy are presented in a live video webcast. WBGO


Read First Listen: The Marsalis Family, 'Music Redeems'

August 15, 2010 – The first family of jazz made a rare joint appearance to benefit the New Orleans Musicians' Village.

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Read It's A Jazz Family Affair Jazz24

July 6, 2010 – Hear five jazz family songs to accompany your own family's backyard summer cookout. Jazz24

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 Wynton Marsalis Moves Jazz To 'Higher Ground'

September 2, 2008 – The jazz legend says music is the "art of the invisible" — it is memory, intention and imagination.


Listen Wynton And Willie: Two Men Playing The Blues

July 12, 2008 – The country music legend and jazz trumpeter discover a mutual love for jazz and the blues.


Listen Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis Team Up

July 8, 2008 – Esquire music columnist Andy Langer discusses new albums from Beck, Nelson, and more.


Read Legends Play 'Jazz In Our Time' WBGO

July 3, 2008 – JazzSet celebrates living legends of jazz, including Dave Brubeck, James Moody, and Nancy Wilson. WBGO

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