Bruce Hornsby’s Modern Classical Moment

The pianist who spent 25 years writing pop hits says he’s long been interested in the work of Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg and others. Now he’s sharing that interest with his audience.

Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

On this program from 2001, the bassist takes center stage to discuss his favorite gigs and jam with host Marian McPartland in “Billie’s Bounce” and “Midnight Sun.”

Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr.

For decades, he created unique roles for his fiddle. Hear an interview and performance for Billy Taylor’s Jazz At The Kennedy Center, an archival NPR program.

Curtis Stigers On ‘Song Travels’

Stigers performs his original “You’ve Got the Fever,” and host Michael Feinstein joins him for a duet of the standard “You Are Too Beautiful.”