Jazz 'News & Notes' takes an in-depth look at the evolution, the sound, and the future of jazz music with profiles, feature reports and roundtable conversations.

Talented But Overlooked Jazz Artists

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Jazz Singer Nnenna Freelon Shares Influences

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Understanding Women's Influence On Jazz

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Exploring Jazz Music Overseas

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Inside Jazz Hot Spots Around the Nation

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A Jazz Journey From Its New Orleans Birthplace

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The Intersection of Jazz and Social Protest

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Inside the Culture of Jazz

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What Is Jazz?

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Saxophonist Coleman Hawkins and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in concert with the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in November 1960. Express/Getty Images hide caption

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What Makes A Jazz Standard?

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This 1996 episode of Piano Jazz features jazz pianist Don Friedman. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Don Friedman On Piano Jazz

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The late musician and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, in an undated photograph taken at her ashram in Agoura, Calif. Sri Hari Moss/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ralph Towner's latest album is My Foolish Heart, named for the Bill Evans tune that changed the way he looked at composition and his instrument. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ralph Towner: An Old Hand With A 'Foolish Heart' (And An Unmatched Style)

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Dorothy Donegan, pictured here with the Camp Robert Smalls swing band, is featured on this episode of Piano Jazz. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration hide caption

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Dorothy Donegan On Piano Jazz

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The 2017 NEA Jazz Masters on April 3, 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (left to right): Representing Ira Gitler, Fitz Gitler; Dick Hyman; Dave Holland; Dr. Lonnie Smith; and Dee Dee Bridgewater Shannon Finney/Courtesy of The Kennedy Center hide caption

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