George Wein: 2014 Newport Preview

July 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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George Wein: 2014 Newport PreviewGeorge Wein, pianist and founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, reviews his career and previews the acts at this year’s fest with Tim Wilkins.

The Newport Jazz Festival will be held at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island August 1-3, 2014.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan
The pianist and disc-jockey shares music from some of his favorite modern Canadian jazz artists — the Doxas Brothers, Jérôme Beaulieu, Rich Brown, Kenny Wheeler, and Field Trip – with WBGO’s Simon Rentner at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

The Best of 2014 NYC Winter Jazz Fest

January 7, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Best of 2014 NYC Winter Jazz FestJosh Jackson previews performances at the tenth annual New York Winter Jazz Festival with Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPRMusic.org.

The Best Jazz Albums of 2013

January 3, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Best Jazz Albums of 2013Josh Jackson reviews the best jazz albums of 2013 with Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPRMusic.org.

Mandela’s Legacy In Music

December 18, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Mandela’s Legacy In MusicEtienne Shardlow, A South African radio personality and jazz host, talks with WBGO’s Simon Rentner about music inspired by Nelson Mandela, the South African president and revolutionary who passed away December 5, 2013 at age 95. Farewell, Madiba!

Melissa Aldana: Five Saxophone Inspirations

October 2, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Melissa Aldana: Five Saxophone InspirationsTenorist and 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Melissa Aldana talks with Josh Jackson about Don Byas, Mark Turner, and her other saxophone inspirations.

Playlist: Aaron Parks

April 30, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Playlist: Aaron ParksAaron Parks shares a playlist with WBGO’s Josh Jackson.  Hear selections from Lester Young, Aphex Twin, Bela Bartok, Gertrude Stein, Alice Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis.

Playlist: Jeremy Pelt

April 9, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Playlist: Jeremy PeltJeremy Pelt sets his music player to shuffle.  Hear songs from the trumpeter’s digital music collection: James Brown, Jackie McLean, Grachan Moncur, Donald Byrd, and John Coltrane.

Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Jupiter Variations

April 2, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Jupiter VariationsWBGO’s Josh Jackson shares a selection of songs about Jupiter with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Hear music from Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, John Coltrane, Train and The Seatbelts.

Bonus: Rosenwinkel on his new recording, Star of Jupiter.

Playlist: Walter Smith III

March 12, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Playlist: Walter Smith IIISaxophonist Walter Smith III shares music from his digital collection with WBGO’s Josh Jackson.  Hear selections from Kenny Garrett, Ornette Coleman, John Legend and Kanye West.

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