Sax Ed: The NPR Music Saxophone Quiz

From classical and rock to jazz and world music, the saxophone has invaded many cultures and styles. Try this quiz celebrating the bicentennial of the instrument’s inventor, Adolphe Sax.

A Night At The Museum

Jazz musicians find inspiration in many things. Himalayan art is not typically one of them. But at the Rubin Museum of Art, five top young pianists were all driven by something they saw.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Sax

Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone. Miles Hoffman explains how an instrument designed for military bands became inextricably linked to jazz.

Identities Are Changeable

Miguel Zenón, the prolific saxophonist and composer, interviewed fellow Puerto Ricans living in New York City about their multiple national identities. Then he made a new album about it.

Kenny Drew Jr. On Piano Jazz

In this 1992 session, Drew interprets Thelonious Monk’s “In Walked Bud.” Then, he and host Marian McPartland collaborate in a performance of “Falling In Love with You.”

Sun Ra Arkestra: Tiny Desk Concert

With costumes inspired by Egyptian symbolism and science fiction, the late jazz innovator’s band plays an out-of-this-world set in the NPR Music offices on Halloween.