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Watch It Live: The 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

WBGO and The Kennedy Center

Stanley Crouch, Bob Dorough, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Maria Schneider are recipients of the 2019 Jazz Masters award — the highest honor the U.S. gives to a jazz musician or advocate.

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Chick Corea: Back In Boston

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

The legendary pianist has lived many lives as a musician, from post-bop wunderkind to free-jazz maverick to fusion explorer to chamber-jazz eminence.

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Nashville: Not Just A Country Scene But A Place To Go For Jazz

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

Nashville has always nurtured a small but serious jazz culture. Meet up with some of its enterprising artists and get a crash course in Nashville's hidden jazz history.

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More Than Keeping Time: A Melodic Drumming Demo

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

Drummers usually make sure beats don't speed up or slow down. But drummer Allison Miller does more than keep time. Watch a demonstration of her unique style of playing called melodic drumming.

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Crosscurrents: Converging Jazz And Indian Classical Music

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

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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The Bad Plus: The Band That Never Stops

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

For a group that has always stood for musical collectivism, the substitution of pianist Orrin Evans for Ethan Iverson was a shakeup of existential proportions.

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Jazzmeia Horn Enters The Jazz-Vocal Pantheon

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

A singer of ironclad capability, creative drive and irrepressible panache, she has emerged as the breakout new talent in a formidable jazz-vocal tradition.

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Christian Scott: Building Bridges Across Cultures

We join Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah for a performance at the New Orleans Jazz Market drawn from The Centennial Trilogy — and explore his work as a bridge-builder, an ambassador and an avatar.

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Mike Reed: The World That I'm In

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

In 2009, drummer Mike Reed had a close encounter with a racist mob while on tour in Europe. He turned the experience into art with Flesh & Bone.

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SFJAZZ Collective Plays Joe Henderson And More

WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center

This year, the octet has chosen to salute a tenor sax titan and a long-time San Francisco resident. It plays re-arrangements of Henderson classics along with new original pieces live in concert.