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Read In Session: Frank Wess' 'Magic 201' Offers One Last Lesson

February 11, 2014 – There's something tender and specific about the ways elders like Frank Wess shaped their notes.

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Frank Wess appears at a tribute concert in 2007.

Watch Frank Wess, Basie Woodwind Specialist, Dies

November 1, 2013 – The mellow saxophone and flute player's career was propelled by a popular big band.

Jonathan Batiste ends this set with "Kindergarten," a modern and hand-clapping take on the Louisiana roots of jazz

Listen 'Generations In Jazz' Concert On Piano Jazz: Set III

January 14, 2011 – Jonathan Batiste closes this set with a modern, hand-clapping take on the Louisiana roots of jazz.

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Terrel Stafford performs at Kennedy Center Jazz Club in Washington, D.C.

Listen Frank Wess And Terell Stafford On JazzSet WBGO

July 1, 2010 – Wess can hit a mark at any tempo, and Stafford paints the air with his bell to make great music. WBGO

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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

Listen Frank Wess Quintet At The Kennedy Center

January 1, 2009 – At 86, NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess has a ball leading a dream band with Terell Stafford on trumpet.

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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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