Program Archives

Home Cookin'
04/16/15

In Philadelphia, in the 1950s into the 1970s, dozens of organists emerged and reshaped jazz into a popular, swinging, danceable, yet artistically refined contemporary music. Usually featuring a...

Billi
04/06/15

Jazz Night in America marks the centennial of the birth of Billie Holiday with Grammy winner Cassandra Wilson showcasing her blues, country and folk-tinged delivery, singing selections...

Blue Note's 75th Birthday Celebration. Photo credit: NPR
03/31/15

Blue Note Records turns 75 this year, and to celebrate, Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosted a concert featuring some of the record label's...

03/06/15

For trumpeter/composer Igmar Thomas, much in contemporary music is clearly evolved from improvised American music of eras past. That insight led him to create the Revive Big Band, a large ensemble...