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  • Jazz Saxophone Legend Jimmy Heath Has Died

    The saxophonist and composer — an artist who wrote for Miles Davis and Charlie Parker, and who nurtured John Coltrane — died Sunday at age 93.

  • The 2019 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

    The results of the year-end poll of 140 jazz critics offered surprise after surprise, including what's likely the youngest group of musicians, and more women than ever, in the top 10.

  • Jon Batiste: Tiny Desk Concert

    Jon Batiste's Tiny Desk Concert was published prematurely. The new publication date is March 2020.

  • How To Like Jazz, For The Uninitiated

    Want to start the new year with some new music? Weekend Edition has you covered with a new genre every week this month.

  • Spanglish Fly: Tiny Desk Concert

    Spanglish Fly is one of the pioneers of the boogaloo revival scene happening on the East Coast. For about sixteen minutes, they turned the NPR Music offices into the hottest Latin dance club in D.C.

  • Moonchild: Tiny Desk Concert

    The LA-based trio makes an intricate blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop. For their Tiny Desk set, they pulled out all the stops: flutes, flugelhorns, saxophones, keyboards, ukuleles and more.

  • The Comet Is Coming: Tiny Desk Concert

    The Comet is Coming is a force of nature. The British trio makes the kind of instrumental jazz that takes music lovers out of their comfort zone and into a musical realm they may never have explored.

  • Jazz Night In America: A Holiday Celebration

    To ring in the season, Jazz Night in America brings you Big Band Holidays, a concert featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

  • A Jazz Piano Christmas 2019

    This year's edition of A Jazz Piano Christmas features a mix of artists from the East Coast and West Coast jazz scenes. We're celebrating the holidays with swing.