April 26, 2017 This documentary series profiles the legends and legacy of jazz. Hosted by singer Nancy Wilson, the program brings to life the vibrant history of the genre through music, interviews, and commentary. The fascinating stories reflected in this series are very human tales that any news junkie or jazz aficionado can relate to.
April 9, 2005 The Jazz Profiles series put together an assortment of archival recordings of Jazz musicians and experts. This program is a 75th birthday tribute to trumpeter Miles Davis. This program was originally broadcast on May 9, 2001.
October 11, 2002 Singer Jimmy Scott. There's a new biography on Jimmy Scott called Faith in Time by David Ritz. Scott's album, Falling in Love Is Wonderful, has just been reissued. He sang with Lionel Hampton's band in the late 1940s and early 1950s and influenced such singers as Nancy Wilson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Qunicy Jones who played with Hampton's band then said of Scott's singing, "It's a very emotional, soul-penetrating style. Jimmy used to tear my heart out every night." Scott has had a sporadic singing career marked by long periods out of the limelight. He returned to performing and recording in the early 1990s. This interview first aired July 23, 1992.