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Youngbloods, Vibes: Joel Ross, Sasha Berliner and Simon Moullier

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Youngbloods 2023: Joel Ross, Simon Moullier, Sasha Berliner

Youngbloods, Vibes: Joel Ross, Sasha Berliner and Simon Moullier

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Subtle, relaxed and swinging — there's something about Mary Stallings

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As a young singer, Mary Stallings shared the stage with legends. Though her career hasn't been a straight line, she's still swinging at 84, as she proves in a performance with the Emmet Cohen Trio.

Subtle, relaxed and swinging — there's something about Mary Stallings

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McLean's Scene: How Jackie McLean made Hartford a destination for jazz

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At a time when jazz was not widely seen in higher education, the alto saxophonist brought the wisdom learned on the bandstand to the classroom.

McLean's Scene: How Jackie McLean made Hartford a destination for jazz

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The steel pan has a legacy. Jonathan Scales is redefining it.

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Meet a steel pan artist that will knock you out of your shoes. Jonathan Scales provides new angles to hear and appreciate his enigmatic instrument.

The steel pan has a legacy. Jonathan Scales is redefining it.

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Pianist Christian Sands shares his 'Christmas Stories' for the holidays

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Pianist Christian Sands shares music from his new record, Christmas Stories. We'll hear tales of his childhood in snowy Connecticut, the ultimate Christmas party music and an exclusive song.

Pianist Christian Sands shares his 'Christmas Stories' for the holidays

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At 95, jazz icon Sheila Jordan still eats, drinks and breathes the music

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She's among the last living beboppers, one of the first singers on Blue Note and a pioneer of voice and bass. The legendary Sheila Jordan joins Christian McBride for a career-spanning conversation.

At 95, jazz icon Sheila Jordan still eats, drinks and breathes the music

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Youngbloods, Brass: Giveton Gelin, Kalia Vandever and Summer Camargo

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The three brass artists featured in our Youngbloods series — trumpeters Giveton Gelin and Summer Camargo, along with trombonist Kalia Vandever — infuse new energy into today's jazz scene.

Youngbloods, Brass: Giveton Gelin, Kalia Vandever and Summer Camargo

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An Elmo Hope centennial celebration: Giving a jazz piano pioneer his due

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One hundred years after his birth in 1923, we celebrate the legacy of Elmo Hope — one of the most influential pianists you've probably never heard of.

An Elmo Hope centennial celebration: Giving a jazz piano pioneer his due

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Relive the 2023 American Pianists Awards from Indianapolis

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Five young pianists compete for the American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz.

Relive the 2023 American Pianists Awards from Indianapolis

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For pianist Sean Mason, it's about the melody and the dance

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Jazz Night in America talks to pianist and composer Sean Mason about his musical journey from North Carolina to New York, and how the South never really left his music.

For pianist Sean Mason, it's about the melody and the dance

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Songs for the fathers: A tribute to Jazz Dads

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Jazz Night celebrates dads in the jazz world. Hear tributes from Chick Corea, Bobby and Madison McFerrin, Cory Wong, Catherine Russell and Benny Green in this very special Father's Day episode.

Songs for the fathers: A tribute to Jazz Dads

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Jazz Night toasts the NEA Jazz Masters class of 2023

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Jazz Night in America honors the 2023 NEA Jazz Masters: Louis Hayes, Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett and Sue Mingus. Four newly crowned masters, with plenty of music, stories, and memories.

Jazz Night toasts the NEA Jazz Masters class of 2023

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Terri Lyne Carrington: Trailblazer, Advocate and NEA Jazz Master

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In her decades behind the drum kit, 2021 NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington has become one of jazz's most dynamic musicians. In this episode, we'll hear music that captures her wide-ranging sound.

Terri Lyne Carrington: Trailblazer, Advocate and NEA Jazz Master

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From gospel to TikTok to vocal big shot: the rise of Samara Joy

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Jazz Night In America puts the spotlight on Samara Joy, a young vocalist and songwriter who is taking cues from the past to create music that is both classic and contemporary.

From gospel to TikTok to vocal big shot: the rise of Samara Joy

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Exploring the many orbits of jazz legend Wayne Shorter

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Jazz Night takes a moment to commemorate Wayne Shorter and his eternal body of work – with concert performances, unaired interviews and music picks from our host Christian McBride.

Exploring the many orbits of jazz legend Wayne Shorter

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'This is not entertainment': John Zorn, all over Big Ears

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Composer and alto saxophonist John Zorn brings eight eclectic bands to the Big Ears Festival stage, ranging from solo classical piano to all-out electrified jams.

'This is not entertainment': John Zorn, all over Big Ears

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Jazz Night In America remembers the artists we've lost

Jazz Night In America's video tribute to the artists lost in 2022.

Jazz Night In America remembers the artists we've lost

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Yule dig? Celebrate the holidays with drummer Matt Wilson's festive Christmas Tree-O

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Celebrate the holidays with drummer Matt Wilson and his festive holiday group the Christmas Tree-O from Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Yule dig? Celebrate the holidays with drummer Matt Wilson's festive Christmas Tree-O

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Drummer Nate Smith arranges funky grooves with strings attached

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Hear the premiere of Nate Smith's groovy sextet Kinfolk, with a double string quartet featuring members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra.

Drummer Nate Smith arranges funky grooves with strings attached

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BADBADNOTGOOD steps into the psychedelic void

More than a decade after BADBADNOTGOOD's viral debut upsetting the "jazz police" and carving their own niche playing rap covers, they take the stage in Brooklyn with a wildly psychedelic set.

BADBADNOTGOOD steps into the psychedelic void

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Bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma reflects on his journey down a 'Dirt Road' in N. Carolina

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Hear music and field recordings from bassist, composer, and fashion icon Jamaaladeen Tacuma's residency in North Carolina, where he explores his familial and musical roots.

Bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma reflects on his journey down a 'Dirt Road' in N. Carolina

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Youngbloods: Saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins

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We close out our Youngbloods series with saxophonist and composer Immanuel Wilkins, who takes us into the relationship between his faith and his compositions.

Youngbloods: Saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins

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Youngbloods: Saxophonist Sarah Hanahan

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Meet Sarah Hanahan, a rising star on alto saxophone

Youngbloods: Saxophonist Sarah Hanahan