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George 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 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.
Josh Jackson previews performances at the tenth annual New York Winter Jazz Festival with Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPRMusic.org.
Josh Jackson reviews the best jazz albums of 2013 with Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPRMusic.org.
Etienne 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!
Tenorist and 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Melissa Aldana talks with Josh Jackson about Don Byas, Mark Turner, and her other saxophone inspirations.
Aaron 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.
Jeremy 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.
WBGO’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.
Saxophonist 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.