Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program Every week, hear great performances from around the country — and the stories behind them.
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How Benny Green Saw His Jazz Horizon

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The pianist shares memories of elders and mentors like Art Blakey, Betty Carter and Oscar Peterson, in conversation with Christian McBride.

How Benny Green Saw His Jazz Horizon

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The GroundUP Music Festival Brings Even More Heat to Miami

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GroundUP is unlike any other musical event. Lines blur between artist and fan, and spill onto Miami Beach. Hear a jazz sampler from the 2018 line-up.

The GroundUP Music Festival Brings Even More Heat to Miami

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Bassist Dave Holland and tabla player Zakir Hussain perform as part of Crosscurrents at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Lawrence Sumulong/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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Crosscurrents: Converging Jazz And Indian Classical Music

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Explore the influence of Indian music on the jazz and rock scenes of the '60s with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, prolific bassist Dave Holland and their international ensemble, Crosscurrents.

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Carlos Henriquez: The Bronx Pyramid

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The bassist spends a lot of time in midtown Manhattan for his day job with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But his roots, and the music he's made about them, are uptown.

Carlos Henriquez: The Bronx Pyramid

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At The Helm: Harold Mabern, Stalwart Accompanist, At 82

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Harold Mabern has been one of jazz's most consistent accompanists over the last 60 years. In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we explore some of that history with him.

At The Helm: Harold Mabern, Stalwart Accompanist, At 82

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Jazz Giants Take The Stage At The NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party

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Jason Moran sat down with the NEA Jazz Masters to talk about their careers and listen to music that played important roles in their lives.

Jazz Giants Take The Stage At The NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party

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Nathaniel Cross on trombone, Binker Golding on tenor saxophone, Moses Boyd on drums and Theon Cross on tuba perform at SXSW in March 2017. Nicole Fara Silver/Courtesy of Jazz Standard hide caption

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Get To Know London's Thriving Jazz Scene (By Way Of Austin, Texas)

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Players like Moses Boyd, Shabaka Hutchings and Sarathy Korwar drive London's jazz scene forward with sounds from around the world. In March, SXSW hosted all three for an up-to-the minute dispatch.

Get To Know London's Thriving Jazz Scene (By Way Of Austin, Texas)

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Marilyn Maye: The Queen Of Cabaret

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The 88-year-old singer and actress is a living legend. She's performed with artists like Count Basie and Charlie Parker, and appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson an unprecedented 76 times.

Marilyn Maye: The Queen Of Cabaret

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Joshua Redman on saxophone, Scott Colley on bass, Brian Blade on drums and Ron Miles on cornet perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Lawrence Sumulong/Jazz at Lincoln Center hide caption

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Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman's Tribute To A Tribute

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The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.

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Jane Bunnett And Maqueque: The New Queens of Afro-Cuban Jazz

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Canadian saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett has dedicated her life to Cuban music. Her latest project is Maqueque, an all-female band of young Cuban artists blending folkloric grooves and jazz.

Jane Bunnett And Maqueque: The New Queens of Afro-Cuban Jazz

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Marian McPartland: A Centennial Celebration

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No jazz musician has ever been heard more on public radio than the late Marian McPartland. But for all her ubiquity, how well did we really know her?

Marian McPartland: A Centennial Celebration

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

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In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage.

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

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Lizz Wright: Finding Grace In The South

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Vocalist Lizz Wright takes us on a road trip tracing her Southern roots in her home state of Georgia — and we hear a performance from a concert recorded in Atlanta at the Variety Playhouse.

Lizz Wright: Finding Grace In The South

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Fred Hersch And The Art Of Introspection

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We join the pianist at his loft in SoHo to talk about his upbringing in Cincinnati, late-night gigs in New York, his recovery from a coma in 2008, and his adaptation of Walt Whitman's poetry.

Fred Hersch And The Art Of Introspection

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