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Piano Jazz With Jon Weber

Allan Harris On Piano Jazz

Velvet-voiced singer, guitarist and composer Allan Harris joins host Jon Weber for a set of standards and a few tunes from the Harris-penned musical, Cross That River.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz

Eddie Palmieri On Piano Jazz

The pianist plays raucous original tunes with an Afro-Caribbean flavor with host Marian McPartland.

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A group of musicians and major donors pose with Lionel Hampton's vibraphone at the 2013 Jazz Appreciation Month launch. From left: Mark Dibner of The Argus Fund, drummer Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Fran Morris Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, pianist Randy Weston, Richard Rosman of the Ella Fitzgerald foundation and Smithsonian American History Museum Director John Gray. Patrick Jarenwattananon/NPR hide caption

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TED Radio Hour

Stefon Harris: Are There Mistakes In Jazz?

What is a mistake? Jazz composer Stefon Harris gets to a profound truth: many actions are perceived as mistakes only because we don't react to them appropriately.

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Shirley Scott On Piano Jazz

The Queen of the Organ solos on "Skylark" and joins host Marian McPartland on "In a Mellow Tone."

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