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Houston’s Jazz Envoys Describe A Vibrant Scene Deluged, And Worry For Its Future

An outsized number of jazz heavyweights call Houston and its surrounding area home — here, they speak of ...

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Wadada Leo Smith’s Defiant And Fearless Elegy For Emmett Till (In 360˚ VR)

Watch Wadada Leo Smith play a tribute to Emmett Till while floating down the same river where, over ...

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Vijay Iyer On Jazz’s ‘History Of Defiance,’ His Influences And Playing In A Sextet

The acclaimed jazz pianist and Harvard music professor talks with NPR’s Scott Simon about the Vijay Iyer Sextet’s ...

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Patrice Rushen On Piano Jazz

Hear the songwriter and master keyboardist perform with host Marian McPartland on this 1987 episode.

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