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9:00 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

What Is Jazz Night In America?

NPR

Along with NPR Music's partners at WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center, we're proud to announce a new public media initiative: Jazz Night In America. You can check it out on your local public radio station, as well as online at npr.org/jazznight.

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Music
2:58 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Art As Conversation: Three New Collaborative Albums

Nels Cline and Julian Lage's new collaborative album is called Room.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 2:37 pm

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Jazz Night Concerts
9:51 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

Dreiser Durruthy Bambolé (left) and Yesenia Fernandez Selier dance in front of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Frank Stewart Jazz at Lincoln Center

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 5:23 pm

Building on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's recent trip to Cuba, managing and artistic director Wynton Marsalis presents his newest large-scale work: Ochas, a suite for big band and Afro-Cuban percussion. He calls upon young superstar Pedrito Martinez, who brought along a trio of fellow hand percussionists, to execute the chants and rhythms of the batá drums specific to Santería religious practice. And he called upon virtuoso Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés to ignite the proceedings.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
6:03 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Tiny Desk Concert

Colin Marshall NPR

Even if you've never been to a jazz concert in your life, it's likely that you've heard Ryan Keberle play trombone. He's toured with Sufjan Stevens, backed up pop stars like Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake, recorded for a Woody Allen film, played in Broadway pits and directed music for a church in Manhattan. Left to his own devices, though, Keberle likes to put himself into improvising situations.

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Song Travels
1:31 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Herb Alpert On 'Song Travels'

Herb Alpert.
Chris Adjani Courtesy of the artist

Herb Alpert is a world-renowned musician, composer, producer and co-founder of A&M Records. He rose to fame with the Tijuana Brass, and remains the only artist to have a No. 1 record as a singer and an instrumentalist.

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