Very Very Threadgill

The saxophonist and composer has long been an standard-bearer for boundary-crossing music. From uptown Manhattan, Jason Moran curates a concert retrospective of his wildly creative universe.

Johnny O’Neal: Live at Mezzrow

After decades off the scene, the old-school virtuoso pianist and singer is re-establishing himself in New York. Every week, he welcomes guest performers to one of the city’s smallest rooms.

Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

Joined by special guests Pedrito Martinez (percussion) and Chucho Valdés (piano), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra premieres new music by Wynton Marsalis inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice.

Highlights From The Detroit Jazz Festival

Wallace Roney presents the lost large-ensemble works of Wayne Shorter, originally written for Miles Davis in the 1960s. Plus, music from Detroit native Regina Carter leads things off.

Blue Note At 75: The Concert

The iconic record label celebrates its 75 anniversary in concert. Hear from Wayne Shorter and McCoy Tyner, Robert Glasper and Norah Jones in a merger of the company’s rich history and bright present.

What Is Jazz Night In America?

It’s a new public radio program, a concert video webcast every Wednesday night, and a partnership bringing together WBGO, Jazz At Lincoln Center and NPR Music. Here’s how to check it out.

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Tiny Desk Concert

When he gets a chance to be the frontman, the Brooklyn trombonist runs a nifty jazz quartet. Assisted by vocalist Camila Meza (and by employer Sufjan Stevens, in absentia), Catharsis visits NPR.

Herb Alpert On ‘Song Travels’

The jazz legend joins host Michael Feinstein for an instrumental duet of “When Sonny Gets Blue,” and singer Lani Hall (Alpert’s wife) performs “That Old Black Magic” with Feinstein’s accompaniment.