Jazz Music Interviews
Watch Wynton Marsalis Goes Back To Church For 'Abyssinian Mass'
October 19, 2013 – The trumpeter and bandleader is touring his gospel-jazz Abyssinian Mass — with a 70-voice choir.
Read Ravi Coltrane's Favorite 'Ice Cream' Flavor
Watch Vijay Iyer On Learning From War
Read 'Singing Just To Me': Gregory Porter On Musical Inheritance
September 11, 2013 – The singer claims three main influences: his minister mother, his absentee father and Nat King Cole.
Read The Odd Jobs Of The Bad Plus' Dave King
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.