Matt Stevens, The Nighthawks, Walter Smith III
Matt Stevens, The Nighthawks, Walter Smith III
Guitarist Matt Stevens' quintet live at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks live at WBGO and saxophonist Walter Smith III's surprising inspirations.
Walter Smith III: Inspirations
Walter Smith III: Inspirations
Saxophonist Walter Smith III talks with Josh Jackson about some of his surprising musical inspirations, including The Bodyguard and Rufus Wainwright.
Matthew Stevens Live at Berklee
Matthew Stevens Live at Berklee
The Checkout captures the guitarist's quintet live at the Berklee College of Music's Café 939 in Boston.
Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Live At WBGO
Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Live At WBGO
The bassist leads The Nighthawks through a winter wonderland live at WBGO. Photo credit: Tim Wilkins
Walter Smith III: Inspirations Walter Smith III: Inspirations

A boss saxophonist's "Can't Touch This!" moments.

Don Was: Don Was: "Our Point Of View"

Was says what is, and will be, Blue Note's future.

Ambrose Akinmusire: Inspirations Ambrose Akinmusire: Inspirations

A trailblazing trumpeter's early musical inspirations.

Kendrick Scott & Marcus Strickland: Kendrick Scott & Marcus Strickland: "Our Point Of View"

Two Blue Note young guns on their supergroup's East Coast debut.

Theo Croker & Dee Dee Bridgewater: Theo Croker & Dee Dee Bridgewater: "Afro Physicist"

Dee Dee shares a young trumpeter's talents with the world.

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Matthew Stevens Live at Berklee Matthew Stevens Live at Berklee

A driving guitarist delves deep at his alma mater.

Derrick Hodge: Derrick Hodge: "Live Today"

Two live takes from the bassist's Blue Note debut.

Otis Brown III: Otis Brown III: "The Thought Of You"

Soul, funk and family inspire a drummer's Blue Note debut.

Warren Wolf: Warren Wolf: "Wolfpack" Live

Driving vibes and original compositions by Warren's Wolfpack.

Uri Gurvich: Uri Gurvich: "BabEl" Live at Berklee

Mediterranean musics converge onstage.

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Matt Stevens, The Nighthawks, Walter Smith III

Live guitars and Nighthawks, and a tenorist's musical inspirations.

Blue Note's "Our Point Of View": Was, Hodge & Akinmusire

The producer and two members of Blue Note's supergroup look ahead.

Drummer Otis Brown III, Pianist Sam Harris's Trio Live

Brown talks about inspirations for his Blue Note debut, and Harris's trio plays "Interludes" live at WBGO.

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Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Live At WBGO Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Live At WBGO

The Nighthawks' Gotham Holiday Swing, live at WBGO.

Sam Harris Live At WBGO Sam Harris Live At WBGO

A quiet man's trio steps up with "Interludes" live.

South Africa's Kesivan Naidoo & Kyle Shepherd Live South Africa's Kesivan Naidoo & Kyle Shepherd Live

Two South Africans play and talk about their homeland.

Guillermo Klein's Guillermo Klein's "Los Guachos" And More Live At Berklee

An Argentine composer's Skyped super-group comes to Boston.

Terence Blanchard & Fabian Almazan Live At WBGO Terence Blanchard & Fabian Almazan Live At WBGO

A magnetic duo make the most for us, live.

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George Wein: 2014 Newport Preview George Wein: 2014 Newport Preview

Wein picks the hits of the 2014 jazz festival.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan

A pianist picks his favorite Canadian jazz.

The Best of 2014 NYC Winter Jazz Fest The Best of 2014 NYC Winter Jazz Fest

NYC celebrates ten years of winter jazz bonanza.

The Best Jazz Albums of 2013 The Best Jazz Albums of 2013

Josh and Patrick look back at the year's best.

Mandela's Legacy In Music Mandela's Legacy In Music

Madiba's great life inspired great music.

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