In his third visit to the KPLU studios, Christian McBride’s recent trio album “Live at the Village Vanguard” had just earned him a Grammy for best improvised jazz solo, and let us in on the little-known fact that 99 percent of the big awards that night are awarded well before the national telecast, and that […]
The Canadian jazz multi-instrumentalist performs in the NPR Music offices with some of the top young women musicians in Cuba.
The prolific pianist was still in his teens when he joined Marian McPartland for this 2001 session.
The funk-jazz trio, McTuff did their first KPLU live studio session at 12:15 on an otherwise ordinary afternoon in 2015. Before the performance, McTuff’s leader and organist, Joe Doria, asked if they should “tone things down” since it was early in the day. We said they should follow their collective muse. They did, and they […]