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Jess Stacy On Piano Jazz

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Jess Stacy On Piano Jazz As one of the leading pianists of the swing era, Stacy was best known for his work with the Benny Goodman Orchestra and had a prolific career before stepping back from the music world in the 1950’s.

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The iconic vocalist makes an appearance on ‘Piano Jazz’ and shares his inspirations.

Tony Bennett On Piano Jazz

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Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and Adrian Younge are The Midnight Hour. The duo released a self-titled debut and are responsible for composing the soundtrack to Marvel’s Luke Cage.

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Explore the influence of Indian music on the jazz and rock scenes of the ’60s with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, prolific bassist Dave Holland and their international ensemble, Crosscurrents.

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Harold Mabern has been one of jazz’s most consistent accompanists over the last 60 years. In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we explore some of that history with him.

At The Helm: Harold Mabern, Stalwart Accompanist, At 82

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This week’s Piano Jazz from 1998 remembers lyric soprano Barbara Cook, a Broadway star, staple of the New York cabaret scene and favorite of audiences around the world.

Barbara Cook On Piano Jazz

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On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1999, broadcast just months before Edison died, the legendary jazz trumpeter joins Marian McPartland for a few classics and an original.

Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison On Piano Jazz

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Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Virginia Mayhew joins forces with Marian McPartland to perform “All the Things You Are” and “Body and Soul” on this 1998 episode of Piano Jazz.

Virginia Mayhew On Piano Jazz

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For a group that has always stood for musical collectivism, the substitution of pianist Orrin Evans for Ethan Iverson was a shakeup of existential proportions.

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Jason Moran sat down with the NEA Jazz Masters to talk about their careers and listen to music that played important roles in their lives.

Jazz Giants Take The Stage At The NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party

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Brazilian pianist, composer, and vocalist Eliane Elias is a renowned artist in her home country and in the American jazz scene. Hear her first Piano Jazz performance from 1988.

Eliane Elias On Piano Jazz

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