Michel Petrucciani On Piano Jazz

In this program from 1987, Petrucciani, then 23, performs his own tune, “The Prayer,” and host Marian McPartland joins him on “My Funny Valentine.”

George Shearing’s Holiday Set On Piano Jazz

In a 2001 session, Shearing and host Marian McPartland reminisce about seasons gone by and play holiday songs, including “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Away In A Manger.”

The 2014 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

We had 140 jazz journalists weigh in on their favorite releases of the year. Here are their top overall picks, with top finishers in Latin jazz, vocal, debut and historical categories.

In Memory Of 2014: Jazz Night Looks Back

This year marked the passing of legends like Charlie Haden, Horace Silver and Gerald Wilson. Hear their great live performances from the vault, and highlights remembrances from loved ones.

Anthony Strong On ‘Song Travels’

With host Michael Feinstein, Strong offers a fresh take on the Great American Songbook, with musical selections that include “Lady Be Good” and “Steppin’ Out With My Baby.”