Jazz Night in America

The story of jazz’s first popular integrated band – a decade before Jackie Robinson integrated baseball – is told by scriptwriter and seven-time Emmy Award-winner Geoffrey Ward (Ken Burns’ Jazz), narrated live by host Wendell Pierce (HBO’s Treme and The Wire), and performed by a rising star ensemble of pianist Christian Sands (in the role of Teddy Wilson), drummer Sammy Miller (Gene Krupa), 20-year-old vibraphone sensation Joel Ross (Lionel Hampton), and a host of special guest clarinetists.

Air Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 8:00pm