One comes from a line of New Orleans piano geniuses. Another comes from New York’s downtown scene. They bonded over old jazz, and together, inject modern twists into early repertoire.
The bassist, host of NPR’s new program Jazz Night In America, talks to Audie Cornish about two exciting new jazz records, as well as two birthdays he says he can’t wait to celebrate.
Stay put or graze? Stand in line or pick something else? See a favorite musician or take a risk on an unknown? Here’s how one photographer chose from 106 bands on 10 stages in two nights last weekend.
On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1988, David Letterman’s bandleader plays the standard “All The Things You Are” and teams up with host Marian McPartland for “Isn’t She Lovely.”
From composers and conductors to instrumentalists, singers and critics, the classical music world said goodbye to many masterful musicians last year.
The 11th annual music marathon now features artists from around the world, but its main attraction is still the chance to hear new ideas from New York’s top improvisers.
In a live tribute at the 92nd Street Y in New York, the late pianist and host of NPR’s Piano Jazz is saluted by a diverse cast of musical friends on the date of what would have been her 96th birthday.
Sixty years ago, opera singer Marian Anderson made her long overdue debut at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. She was its first African-American soloist.
Beginning a new year can be fraught with decisions. Discover how great composers chose to start their symphonies and concertos — some with a bang, others a whisper — in this New Year’s puzzler.
The beloved vocal quartet says goodbye with an all-American album that suits our troubled times. These Civil War and Reconstruction songs help us reflect on what divides us and binds us together.