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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 ...


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 ...


Patrice Rushen On Piano Jazz

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


As Jazz Fest Looks At 50, What Keeps It Alive?

Having cycled through a full generation of performers (not to mention audience), how does the grandpa of festival ...