Jazz Music Interviews
Listen John Zorn: The Fresh Air Interview
Watch From Cuba To America, Arturo Sandoval Is An Ambassador For Jazz
August 20, 2013 – The Cuban trumpet player discusses the legacy of jazz and his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie.
Read Derrick Hodge: Finding Music In Unexpected Moments
August 7, 2013 – From church services to communal meals, the jazz bassist is drawn to the music of the everyday.
Read From A Jazz Trio, Hypnotic Work That Hardly Sounds Like Jazz
August 3, 2013 – Dawn of Midi uses acoustic instruments to create what sounds like looping, minimal electronic music.
Read Thundercat On Making Music Outside The Lines
Read George Benson Follows The Path Of His 'Unforgettable' Idol
July 6, 2013 – Like Nat King Cole, Benson is a jazz instrumentalist who became a pop star when he started singing.
Read John Scofield Returns To The Scene Of The Jam
Watch Terence Blanchard Turns A Tragic Champion Into An Opera Hero
June 15, 2013 – The jazz composer's latest project is an opera based on the true story of a gay boxer in the 1960s.
Read Christian McBride: Music Is About People, Not Grammys
June 6, 2013 – The bassist, whose new album is called People Music, explains how jazz artists can reach audiences.
Read Authentic Early Jazz, From A 23-Year-Old 'WomanChild'
June 3, 2013 – Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl honor old traditions as young people.
Read Balancing Influences: Saxophonist Mahanthappa Blends Styles
May 12, 2013 – Rudresh Mahanthappa blends Indian and Western styles, and still makes it rock.
Read Meet The Man Who Assembles The World's Biggest Jazz Concert
April 30, 2013 – Pianist John Beasley isn't a household name, but he directs many of them for International Jazz Day.
Read Jazz Great Hugh Masekela, Fresh Because He's Fascinated
April 17, 2013 – The South African trumpeter says at age 74, "I feel like I'm just beginning."
Watch Bridging Arabic And Western Music With An Unusual Instrument
March 31, 2013 – Ibrahim Maalouf's four-valve trumpet plays "blue notes" common to jazz and Middle Eastern styles.