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Chick Corea (keyboard) joined the SFJAZZ Collective for the closing performance, an arrangement of his piece "Spain."

Listen SFJAZZ Center Opening Night On JazzSet WBGO

May 2, 2013 – Joe Lovano, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding and more take the glimmering venue on its maiden voyage. WBGO


Saxophonists Joshua Redman (center) and Joe Lovano (left) lead a performance at the SFJAZZ Center grand opening.

Watch Joe Lovano & Joshua Redman: Live At SFJAZZ

January 30, 2013 – Watch a founding member of the SFJAZZ Collective and his tenor sax successor drive a jaunty swinger.

The Sound Prints Quintet is (L-R): Lawrence Fields, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron.

Listen Sound Prints Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

November 28, 2012 – Few jazz artists are as active as co-bandleaders Joe Lovano (saxophone) and Dave Douglas (trumpet). WBGO


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Listen Joe Lovano With Us Five: A Different Kind Of Bird Jazz24

June 30, 2011 – Joe Lovano and his group Us Five dive headlong into the works of jazz great Charlie Parker. Jazz24


On Bird Songs, Joe Lovano looks for new ways into Charlie Parker's material.

Listen Joe Lovano: Drawing On 'Bird'

February 23, 2011 – On Bird Songs, Lovano looks for new ways to pay tribute to Charlie Parker's material.


Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding performs at the Village Vanguard with the Joe Lovano Us Five, just a month before her Best New Artist win.

Listen Fivin' Around At The Village Vanguard WBGO

February 17, 2011 – Hear Greg Osby and Joe Lovano's Us Five in concert, featuring Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding. WBGO


Gary Burton performs at the Berklee College of Music.

Read Gary Burton On JazzSet WBGO

September 1, 2011 – The vibraphonist celebrates 50 years at Berklee College of Music with three generations of friends. WBGO


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Listen Joe Lovano Us Five: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

January 12, 2011 – The monster tenorman and his two-drummer band play Charlie Parker's music at the jazz institution. WBGO


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Read First Listen: Joe Lovano Us Five, 'Bird Songs'

January 2, 2011 – The celebrated saxophonist and his percussion-heavy band have a new album of Charlie Parker songs.

Listen Blue Note Classics In Black And White

September 14, 2009 – See how the visual aesthetic of Blue Note carries almost as much artistic cachet as the music.

Listen The Joe Lovano UsFive: Newport Jazz Festival 2009 WBGO

August 9, 2009 – The saxophone giant led an unusual band with two drummers and liberal splashes of color. WBGO


Folk Art is Joe Lovano's 21st recording for the Blue Note label. He gives a generous nod to Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango on the stand-out track, "Dibango."

Read Tenors Of Our Time: Five Saxophone Modernists WBGO

March 23, 2009 – Five of today's leading jazz tenor saxophonists each has his own take on the shape of jazz to come. WBGO

Listen Geniuses Collide In 2008's Best Jazz WESA

December 31, 2008 – The year's 10 best CDs feature brilliant musicians collaborating on a wide variety of recordings. WESA


Read The Year In Jazz: Best CDs Of 2008 WBGO

November 25, 2008 – This year's best jazz albums encourage enthusiasm and optimism about the state of music. WBGO

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