Read After 40 Years, Mulatu Astatke Still 'Sketches' Ethio-Jazz Deftly
September 26, 2013 – The pioneering composer's signature style is as fresh on his new album as it was 40 years ago.
Listen Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet WBGO
Watch Vijay Iyer, Jeremy Denk Win MacArthur Genius Grants
September 25, 2013 – The two pianists exemplify creative thinking and wide-ranging intellectual and artistic pursuits.
Read In New Afro-Cuban Music, Ancient Tradition Meets Future Shock
September 24, 2013 – After 30 years, Michele Rosewoman and Francisco Mora-Catlett recorded their otherworldly Latin jazz.
Listen Kate McGarry On Piano Jazz
Read Opera Star Jessye Norman Picks Her Favorite Jazz Singers WBGO
September 20, 2013 – The soprano tells WBGO that studying jazz vocalists influenced the way she interprets songs. WBGO
Listen Gregory Porter On JazzSet WBGO
Read Melissa Aldana Wins Thelonious Monk Competition For Saxophonists
September 17, 2013 – Aldana, 24, is the first female instrumentalist to take home the annual prize for young musicians.
Read Educated Guesses At The 2013 Monk Competition
Read The Masters At His Fingertips, Art Hodes Pays Tribute To Bessie Smith
September 16, 2013 – The jazz pianist's powerful 1976 album I Remember Bessie conveys a profound sense of loss.
Watch Arturo O'Farrill: Tiny Desk Concert
Read Preservation Hall Jazz Band On World Cafe WXPN
Listen Rosemary Clooney On Piano Jazz
Listen They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour WBGO
September 12, 2013 – JazzSet catches the anniversary show featuring Christian McBride at the Kennedy Center. WBGO