The only "Tromitizer" in this land steps down from his high post at Berklee College of Music after 30 years. Five of his most lauded students -- Esperanza Spalding, Antonio Sanchez, Chris Cheek, Leo Genovese, and Lionel Loueke -- join their professor onstage at Berklee Performance Center for one special night. Recorded February 18th, 2016.
Trumpeters Bria Skonberg and Enrico Rava share music, old and new, at the Montreal and Newport Jazz Festivals.
Simon Rentner talks with pianist Jon Batiste and writer Ashley Kahn about the 60th anniversary of trumpeter Miles Davis's first performance at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Keyboardist Mark De Clive-Lowe and violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson talk with Simon Rentner, and Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein talks with guest producer Leo Sidran.
It's a new music special with bassist Gary Peacock & pianist Marc Copland on their ECM recording "Now This," and tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino's "No Net Nonet."
Simon Rentner talks with saxophonist David Murray and Vision Fest producers William and Patricia Nicholson Parker about the New York free jazz festival's 20th anniversary, and the legacy of Ornette Coleman.
Simon Rentner talks with bassist Stanley Clarke, the trio Mammal Hands and Asif Kapadia and Nick Shymansky about their documentary film on the life of singer Amy Winehouse. They spoke at the 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Simon Rentner talks with the trio Phronesis, saxophonist Joshua Redman and vocalist Elizabeth Shepherd at the Montreal International Jazz Festival 2015.
Wayne Shorter, Norway's Jaga Jazzist and Toronto's BadBadNotGood on this 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival special.
Simon Rentner interviews Chicago drummer Makaya McCraven and the Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote. Vincent Pelote from Rutgers University's Institute for Jazz Studies interviews Zev Feldman, the producer of an album of newly discovered early tracks by guitarist Wes Montgomery.