The Latest Jazz News from Around the World

  • Lenore Raphael On Piano Jazz

    Hear the award-winning pianist and vocalist's take on tunes like "I'm Old Fashioned," and a duet with host Marian McPartland on "Blue Monk."

  • Guest DJ Randy Newman

    In this 2008 interview Randy Newman talks about his musical family, how Ray Charles has influenced his work over the years and what it was like hearing The Beatles for the first time.

  • Forebears: The Mercurial And Majestic Dinah Washington

    With technical mastery and endless style, Washington never sang the same song the same way twice. No singer since has had Washington's particular combination of talent, sass and pluck.

  • Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz

    The Sicilian jazz pianist performs her own tune "Dark Blue," and host Marian McPartland joins in for Cole Porter's "I Love You."

  • Patti Bown On Piano Jazz

    Hear the pianist in the Quincy Jones Orchestra join host Marian McPartland for some swinging music and a discussion about the role of women in jazz.

  • John Scofield Performs 'Quiet And Loud Jazz'

    Scofield's albums Loud Jazz and Quiet were both genuine expressions of his flexible musical personality. In this program, he performs a retrospective that bridges the difference.

  • Lafayette Gilchrist Plays The 'Blues For Freddie Gray'

    The jazz pianist's latest album with his go-go backing band features a powerful song he wrote in tribute to the young Baltimore man who died in 2015 of injuries sustained in police custody.

  • 'Here Come The Girls'... Again

    Drummer Stanton Moore — a founding member of the funk band Galactic — has a new release with "Here Come the Girls" on a tribute album to the late songwriting producer Allen Toussaint.