NPR Music has an annual tradition in December: Invite some of the world’s best jazz keyboard players to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, then set them loose on their favorite holiday tunes. Jason Moran, Taylor Eigsti, Geri Allen and Ellis Marsalis perform live.
Israeli export Anat Cohen is equally conversant in modern and traditional jazz, classical music, and a host of Afro-Cuban styles. The exciting tenor saxophonist and clarinetist joins a quartet with Marian McPartland.
One of contemporary jazz’s most renowned pianists dazzles during his recent visit to KPLU’s studios in Seattle. Watch Chestnut work magic throughout this three-song solo set.