The singer known as the “empress of the blues” is the subject of a new HBO biopic. Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride breaks down her influence and legacy.
The members of Tyrant Lizard are all involved in the University Of Washington’s Improvised Music Project. When they came to KPLU for a live studio session, they immediately stated their improvisational intentions by beginning the show with a gorgeous version of Don’t Fence Me In. (So the first thing we knew about the band was […]
Pianist and composer Omar Sosa left his home in Cuba in 1993 but carried his Yoruban spiritual beliefs with him. These beliefs are the underpinning of his approach to jazz, as you’ll hear in this live studio session, hosted by Abe Beeson. Quarteto Afrocubano consists of Sosa, Ernesto Simpson (drums), Childo Tomas (electric bass) and […]