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Dianne Reeves

Listen Dianne Reeves: Live In San Francisco WBGO

January 1, 2011 – The jazz singer is a powerhouse -- a caretaker of a hearty delivery that goes anywhere she imagines. WBGO

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Von Freeman

Listen Von Freeman And Ed Petersen: Live In Chicago WBGO

January 1, 2011 – The godfather of the Chicago jazz scene and his protege -- both tenor sax players -- jam every year. WBGO

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The Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York

Listen Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra Of New York: Live In Washington, D.C. WBGO

January 1, 2011 – The big band has an acclaimed professional in every chair — not least of all its leader. WBGO

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Lionel Loueke Trio

Listen Lionel Loueke Trio: Live In Boston WGBH

January 1, 2011 – In 10 years, the combo nominally led by the Beninese guitarist has developed an incredible rapport. WGBH

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Listen Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Live In Los Angeles WBGO

January 1, 2010 – The swing revivalists honor a clear pioneer to their danceable approach: Bandleader Cab Calloway. WBGO

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Listen Irvin Mayfield Sextet: Live In Minneapolis APM

January 1, 2010 – The trumpeter and NOLA native played in his second home with the spirit of its downriver cousin. APM

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Listen John Pizzarelli: 'Dear Mr. Sinatra' Live WBGO

January 1, 2010 – The guitarist and singer once opened for Ol' Blue Eyes. He pays tribute, backed by his Swing Seven. WBGO

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Listen Anat Cohen Quartet: Live In Boston WGBH

January 1, 2010 – The clarinetist returned to her alma mater to kick off Toast of the Nation for 2009. WGBH

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Listen Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, New York Voices In Concert WBGO

January 14, 2009 – The big band played a special Gillespie celebration with New York Voices to ring in 2009. WBGO

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Listen Mingus Big Band: A Rousing, Raucous Concert WBGO

January 5, 2009 – The Mingus Big Band rang in 2009 with a raucous set before a sold-out crowd at the Jazz Standard. WBGO

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Listen Danza Quartet Welcomes 2009, Bayou Style WBGO

January 5, 2009 – The Danza Quartet held sway with a set of New Orleans music that was anything but picayune. WBGO

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Listen Jake Shimabukuro: Solo Ukulele In Concert WBGO

January 2, 2009 – Shimabukuro reveals the capabilities of the ukulele in a concert recorded in San Francisco. WBGO

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Listen Hiromi's Sonicbloom: Explosive Jazz In Concert WGBH

January 2, 2009 – Hiromi's Sonicbloom brought its jazz-fusion electronics and arena-rock bombast to Boston, Mass. WGBH

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Listen Pink Martini: An Eclectic Splash Of Strings WBGO

January 2, 2009 – Pink Martini brought its eclectic stylings to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. WBGO

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