Jazz Music Interviews
Read Leonard Pitts On Memories Of Laundry And Nat King Cole
August 7, 2012 – The Pulitzer-winning columnist says he'll never forget the way his mother sang Nat King Cole songs.
Read Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Scat Singing To Its Own Tune
August 4, 2012 – After years singing other people's songs, bandleader Ginny Carr has crafted an album of originals.
Read At Home With The Coltranes, Listening To Stravinsky
July 19, 2012 – Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (son of John and Alice) recalls a childhood filled with symphonic music.
Read 'Initial Here': Jazz Musician Linda Oh Plays Out Her Heritage
July 8, 2012 – Oh's album weaves in her family's journey from China to Malaysia to Australia.
Watch Stephane Wrembel: Music As 'A Question Of Life And Death'
July 1, 2012 – The French guitarist discusses his new album and the enduring influence of Django Reinhardt.
Read A Lone Trumpeter Serenades The National Mall
Read Cassandra Wilson: 'The Guitar Is My Heart'
Read Matt Wilson: 'I Hear Melody In All Rhythm'
Read Kate McGarry: A Singer Inspired By The Spoken Word
June 17, 2012 – While making her new album, McGarry researched what her singing idols sounded like in conversation.
Read One Father, Eight Sons, Nine Shiny Brass Bells
Read Mike Huckabee's Musical Education
Read Days With Dizzy: Arturo Sandoval On His Trumpet Mentor
May 12, 2012 – The Cuban trumpeter befriended Dizzy Gillespie when the American jazzman visited Havana in 1977.
Read On Jazz Day, Jason Moran Makes The Case For Relevance
April 30, 2012 – In the U.S., the audience is aging, and the music has struggled to connect with younger generations.
Watch The Jazz Drummer Who Makes Music Out Of Everything
April 17, 2012 – Han Bennink hears sonic possibilities in many objects beyond the typical drum set.
Read Equilateral Triangles: The Challenge Of The Piano Trio
April 4, 2012 – Jazzman Craig Taborn reflects on the possibilities of the format, and those who exemplified it.