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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 - Trumpets and Trombones
Season 15, Episode 39
Airdate 06/19/2008
Description The brilliant trumpeter Tom Harrell and legendary altoman Charles McPherson lead off with Jimmy Cobb (drums), Ray Drummond (bass), and Ronnie Matthews (piano). Then inventive New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton brings his quintet, and trombonists Wycliffe Gordon and Ronald Westray lead their ensemble in "Bone Structure."
Hosted by Billy Banks

Title JALC Radio - Essentially Ellington
Season 15, Episode 33
Airdate 05/08/2008
Description Listen to the top high school jazz bands in the country compete in the 2008 Essentially Ellington competition.
Hosted by Carla Cook

Title JALC Radio - Kenny Barron Solo
Season 15, Episode 32
Airdate 05/01/2008
Description This rare solo performance from the Stanley Kaplan penthouse may be the purest way to appreciate Barron's technique -- phenomenal but understated.
Hosted by Ted Nash

Title JALC Radio - Richard Galliano
Season 15, Episode 30
Airdate 04/17/2008
Description Richard Galliano demonstrates how expressive the accordion can be in a jazz setting when performed with virtuosity.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - For Art's Sake: The Degas Suite and Other Works
Season 15, Episode 29
Airdate 04/10/2008
Description Jazz musicians have long drawn inspiration from artists working in other fields. Geniuses like Shakespeare, Degas, and Picasso have inspired countless players, each searching for a distinctive, original sound.
Hosted by Eric Reed

Title JALC Radio - Darin Atwater Gospel
Season 15, Episode 26
Airdate 03/20/2008
Description Pianist and composer Darin Atwater draws on deep roots in gospel, jazz, and classical traditions for his 15-piece gospel choir. With special guest singer Kim Burrell - they shake the roof of the Allen Room in this heavenly concert including Atwater's own compositions plus 'Wade in the Water,' 'What a Wonderful World,' and 'Amazing Grace.' Written by David Goren, Wycliffe Gordon hosts.
Hosted by Wycliffe Gordon

Title JALC Radio - New Composers: Derek Bermel, Dafnis Prieto
Season 15, Episode 15
Airdate 01/03/2008
Description Two new composers - two premiere works. First, Derek Bermel brings us his 'Migration Series,' based on Jacob Lawrence's paintings of the northern exodus of Afro-Americans in the early 20th century, performed by the American Composers Orchestra with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Then, Dafnis Prieto debuts an Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra commission, 'A Song for Chico,' featuring angular altoist Greg Osby. Written by Simon Rentner.
Hosted by Phil Schaap

Title JALC Radio - The Music of Stanley Turrentine
Season 15, Episode 13
Airdate 12/20/2007
Description Robert Stewart and Eric Alexander step into the blues shoes of the late tenorman Stanley Turrentine. Our foot-stomping celebration features selections from Turrentine's book and from Jerome Kern, Marvin Gaye, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Gene Ludwig (organ), Dave Stryker (guitar), and Grady Tate (drums) provide a perfect fit. Written by Andrew Rosenblum
Hosted by Wynton Marsalis