Marie Marcus On Piano Jazz

Cape Cod’s “First Lady of Jazz” performs a medley of tunes by Fats Waller, her stride-piano mentor, in this session from 1983.

Dee Dee Bridgewater On ‘Song Travels’

The singer performs two of Billie Holiday’s signature songs, “Loverman” and “God Bless the Child,” and discusses the haunting experience of portraying Holiday onstage.

5 Points Where Poetry Meets Jazz

Structured and free, sonic and rhythmic, poems and jazz music seem like natural partners. For National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, here are some notable collisions between the two.

Billy Childs Quartet On JazzSet

Recorded live at The Blue Whale in Los Angeles, the Grammy-winning pianist and his quartet make psychic connections to Freddie Hubbard via “Bolivia.”

Wayne Henderson, Jazz Crusaders Co-Founder, Dies

The trombonist and three fellow musicians from Houston started one of jazz’s most popular groups in the 1960s. As the times changed, so did their music — and their success magnified further.

Mulgrew Miller On Piano Jazz

In a 2002 session, Miller’s unique harmonic and rhythmic style comes through in his composition, “Carousel.” He also joins host Marian McPartland for Duke Ellington’s “What Am I Here For?”

Matthew Stevens Group: Live At Berklee

Whether executing the new visions of his peers or fielding calls from veterans, few young jazz guitarists are as highly tipped. Matthew Stevens leads a band in songs from his forthcoming debut album.

A Guitarist Starts Anew, Except For This Old Song

Matthew Stevens has mostly moved on from his shelved debut recording — but one tune remains in rotation. He explains how Tony Williams and a certain pop hit influenced his unconventional “Emergence.”

Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz

On this episode of Piano Jazz, host Marian McPartland accompanies Reeves in “Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise” and “Million Dollar Secret.”

‘A Love Supreme’ Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

The great jazz photographer Chuck Stewart recently found six rolls of 50-year-old film in his archive. They contained previously unpublished shots of John Coltrane recording his masterpiece.