Simon Rentner talks with South African vocalist Melanie Scholtz and rapper Jitsvinger; Alex Ariff talks with bassist Michael League about Snarky Puppy's new album "Sylva."
Tenor saxophonists Charles Lloyd and George Coleman talk with Simon Rentner about growing up in Memphis, their experiences with Miles Davis, Max Roach and many others, and being named Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Simon Rentner talks with Joe Segal, founder of Chicago's Jazz Showcase, and composer Carla Bley about their careers. Both were named Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2015
Drummer Eric Harland and The Bad Plus bassist and composer Reid Anderson talk with Simon Rentner about their recent projects and new releases.
Bassist and singer/songwriter Thundercat and drummer Claude Cozens talk with The Checkout at the 16th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
Simon Rentner travels to the Cape Town Jazz Festival to talk about the past, present and future of South African jazz with three of its greats: trumpeter Hugh Masekela, and bassists Carlo Mombelli and Benjamin Jephta.
How do you honor the pinnacles of jazz achievement? Mostly Other People Do The Killing and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa offer two invigorating, provocative, and very different, answers.
It's three female singers, in three cities - Gretchen Parlato in NYC, Camila Meza in Newark, and Katie Thiroux in Boston - this week. What do they have in common? It's all live, and it's all for you.
It's an all-piano inspirations special, with new music from Jean-Michel Pilc and David Virelles, and Jamie Cullum's "Interludes" live at WBGO.