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Vijay Iyer And A New Trio Reflect On The 'Uneasy' Past And Present

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The composer and pianist joined with drummer Tyshawn Sorey and bassist Linda May Han Oh in late 2019 to record Uneasy, which now functions as a welcome reminder.

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Chick Corea, Jazz Fusion Pioneer, Has Died Of Cancer At 79

The wide-ranging keyboardist, composer and bandleader died Feb. 9 of cancer. He was one of the fathers of jazz fusion, with his work spanning from acoustic jazz to his own interpretations of Mozart.

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A Fine Romance: Jazz & Valentine's Day

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Celebrate Valentine's Day with classic songs of love from a 2018 Jazz at Lincoln Center concert, featuring vocalists Brianna Thomas, Vuyo Sotashe and an all-star big band.

A Fine Romance: Jazz & Valentine's Day

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Tiny Desk Playlist: The Quest For Black Freedom

Dwandalyn Reece, the music curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, picks her five favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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Melanie Charles (Home) Concert

The rising jazz flutist blends Afrofuturistic jazz and Haitian folk in a transfixing Tiny Desk quarantine concert for our Black History Month celebration.

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Immanuel Wilkins (Home) Concert

The jazz saxophonist and his quartet perform three songs that speak directly to the struggle and triumph of the Black experience for Tiny Desk's Black History Month celebration.

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Saint Coltrane: The Church Built On 'A Love Supreme'

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Jazz Night visits the St. John Will-I-Am Coltrane African Orthodox Church, an evolving house of worship that has incorporated John Coltrane's A Love Supreme album as their chief liturgical text.

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JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis (Home) Concert

The political is personal for the nine-time Grammy winner. Watch him lead the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet through three songs from his Democracy! Suite.

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Lost (And Found) In Yonkers: The Billy Lester Story

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Jazz Night shines a light on the reclusive 74-year-old pianist Billy Lester. Lester has spent his whole life in Yonkers, N.Y. We hear his story and listen back to a trio set recorded in 2019.

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Jonas Gwangwa, South African Musician And Activist, Dies At 83

The trombonist was a major figure in South Africa's early jazz scene, and an activist after the restrictions imposed by apartheid. In 1988 he was nominated for an Oscar for his theme to Cry Freedom.