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Listen to Jazz at Lincoln Center's radio shows, including new episodes of Jazz Night in America, which explores the best music and stories in jazz in weekly radio episodes as well as video shorts and video concerts. The program is coproduced by NPR Music, WBGO, and Jazz at Lincoln Center and hosted by Christian McBride.

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Title JALC Radio - Jazz Guitar/Django Reinhardt -- Charlie Christian
Season 17, Episode 17
Airdate 01/15/2009
Description Similar backgrounds…if continents apart; similarly foreshortened lives…of two men similar in their guitar genius…
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Ahmad Jamal: Thinking Orchestrally
Season 16, Episode 15
Airdate 01/01/2009
Description Ahmad Jamal first gained fame and fortune for his trio recordings of the late 50s. But he doesn’t care to be thought of as a trio player. Whether his ensemble is small or large, Jamal thinks “orchestrally.”
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Red Hot Holiday Stomp
Season 16, Episode 13
Airdate 12/18/2008
Description Try your holidays with a hint of Tabasco™. Our Jazz at Lincoln Center tradition features Wynton Marsalis, Bill Charlap and Wycliffe Gordon with winter favorites, ample doses of Spanish Tinge and ragtime seasoning.
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis

Title JALC Radio - Kings of Crescent City
Season 16, Episode 10
Airdate 11/27/2008
Description New Orleans, the land of dreams, at the mouth of the Mississippi River. It’s the home town of jazz in America – where Slaves’ Field hollers. Spirituals , blues, Afro –Latin rhythms and ragtime all came together in the music we call jazz,
Hosted by Wycliffe Gordon

Title JALC Radio - Tap Meets Flamenco
Season 16, Episode 11
Airdate 11/16/2008
Description When pianist Jelly Roll Morton famously discussed the “Spanish tinge” in jazz, he was referring to the range of Afro Latin rhythms. But jazz pianist Chano Dominguez) – who grew up with flamenco in southwestern Spain – casts his music with a truly Spanish tinge. Dominguez has attracted the attention of Wynton Marsalis, who had found “flamenco jazz” captivating, but very challenging to play. So he commissioned a new work from Dominguez.
Hosted by Carla Cook

Title JALC Radio - Monty Alexander
Season 16, Episode 8
Airdate 11/13/2008
Description The Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander pays tribute to his West Indian heritage with an evening of calypsos, mentos, and sun-kissed improvisations in the Allen Room. Get caught up in the lilting rhythms of Lord Invader, Sir Lancelot, and other West Indian royalty.
Hosted by Awilda Rivera

Title JALC Radio - Todo Tango: Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O'Farrill
Season 16, Episode 7
Airdate 11/06/2008
Description Bassist Pablo Aslan joins Arturo O’Farrill, with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra for a heady, hearty set at the House of Swing.
Hosted by Carla Cook

Title JALC Radio - Sanctified Soul
Season 16, Episode 6
Airdate 10/30/2008
Description Get sanctified New Orleans style. Wycliffe Gordon leads us 'Down By the Riverside,' on 'Just a Closer Walk With Thee' and in 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic.' We feature Eric Reed (piano), Reginald Veal (bass), Alvin Atkinson (drums) and Damien Sneed (organ). Wynton Marsalis hosts.
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis