Piano Jazz With Jon Weber Discover 13 legends in the making who are taking jazz into the 21st century.

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Jon Batiste On Piano Jazz

The Colbert bandleader sings "What A Wonderful World" in a 2011 session with guest host Jon Weber.

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John Medeski On Piano Jazz

Medeski joins host Jon Weber to perform a surprising duet and pieces from his new solo piano album.

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Karen Oberlin On Piano Jazz

One of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook presents a set of timeless music.

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Cynthia Sayer On Piano Jazz

The banjo player whips up a fresh take on an old-time sound with the help of host Jon Weber.

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Marissa Mulder On Piano Jazz

Mulder describes bringing new life to old standards and performs a set of the songs she holds dear.

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Linda Oh On Piano Jazz

With the bass, "you have a lot more power than you may think," Oh says in a session with Jon Weber.

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Cécile McLorin Salvant On Piano Jazz

Salvant discusses her journey to discover jazz, and Jon Weber accompanies her in "I Can't Dance."

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Rudresh Mahanthappa On Piano Jazz

Mahanthappa brings an explosive blend of jazz and South Indian classical music to the studio.

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Donny McCaslin On Piano Jazz

The tenor saxophonist plays "Take the 'A' Train" and "All the Things You Are" with host Jon Weber.

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Robben Ford On Piano Jazz

The rock guitarist plays Little Buddy Doyle's "Slick Capers Blues" and more with host Jon Weber.

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Stacy Sullivan On Piano Jazz

The vocalist performs a set of standards, including a few tunes from her tribute to Peggy Lee.

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Allan Harris On Piano Jazz

Velvet-voiced singer, guitarist and composer Allan Harris joins host Jon Weber for a set of standards and a few tunes from the Harris-penned musical, Cross That River.

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Laurence Hobgood On Piano Jazz

Kurt Elling's pianist and arranger joins host Jon Weber for Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way."

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"Jaki [Byard] gives me an avenue to travel if I want to go into Earl Hines territory. When I play a Jaki piece, it's not only in honor of Jaki, but it's in honor of the people then who also gave it to him," Jason Moran says of his mentor. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jason Moran On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Hear the talked-about pianist and composer perform a broad set of 21st-century jazz piano tunes.

Jason Moran On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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"You have to love this art form," Stefon Harris says. "It's one of the only opportunities in the world where we really can be purely honest and in the moment, and let the music unfold and reveal itself." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Stefon Harris On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Harris showcases his fiery work on the vibes through a polished set of standards and originals.

Stefon Harris On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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"I think I came out of the womb singing," says Whitney James. Marc Von Borstel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Whitney James On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Whitney James performs with an unscripted quality, always "discovering things about the song."

Whitney James On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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When trumpeter Dominick Farinacci was on a steady diet of Vanilla Ice, Ice-T and Ice Cube, he says it was hearing the music of Louis Armstrong that turned him to jazz trumpet. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dominick Farinacci On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

The trumpeter has emerged as a young man whose versatile horn ranges from the soft and seductive to the rough and bluesy.

Dominick Farinacci On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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At a young age, Hiromi says her piano teacher taught her to play "from heart to heart, not from fingers to ears." Sakiko Nomura hide caption

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Hiromi On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Hiromi plays stride piano with blinding speed and deadly accuracy in a session with host Jon Weber.

Hiromi On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Chris Dingman's song "Manhattan Bridge" was inspired by his daily commute to and from work: "[There's] this moment of beauty when you emerge on the Manhattan Bridge and you see the whole city before you, and there's this feeling of hope." Zachary Maxwell Stertz hide caption

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Chris Dingman On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Inspired by his daily commute, the vibraphonist performs the quietly hopeful "Manhattan Bridge" with host Jon Weber.

Chris Dingman On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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"It's a matter of understanding the vocabulary, in my opinion," pianist Aaron Diehl says of stride-piano music. "That stuff isn't meant to be played note for note." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aaron Diehl On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Hear Diehl's modern take on the music of the time-honored masters of stride and swing.

Aaron Diehl On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Sachal Vasandani's vocal revelation stems back to middle school: "I would raise my hand to do a scat solo on one of the jazz choir songs and found out that the ideas that were in my head were coming out a lot easier in my voice than on the French horn." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sachal Vasandani On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Right now, no one sounds like the young singer, who swings on standards and originals in a session.

Sachal Vasandani On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Kris Bowers opens this session with a soulful, prepared-piano version of Juan Tizol's "Caravan": "It's important to remember that [the piano] is a percussive instrument." Lauren Desberg hide caption

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Kris Bowers On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

From prepared piano to quiet ballads, the pianist keeps a wide sonic palette in orbit.

Kris Bowers On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Julian Lage On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Lage has soulful and serious conversations with his guitar, and with Piano Jazz host Jon Weber.

Julian Lage On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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Tammy McCann says that improvisation was the "hardest thing in the world to do coming from classical to jazz." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tammy McCann On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

McCann's extensive vocal background crosses genres, as she uses operatic melodies to scat.

Tammy McCann On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

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