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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.


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.


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


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.


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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