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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 - One Family Of Jazz
Season 13, Episode 30
Airdate 04/06/2006
Description An all-star cast celebrates a shining addition to Broadway in the premiere performance from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Ed Bradley hosts as Ellis, Branford, Delfayeo, and Jason Marsalis join Tony Bennett, Roy Haynes, Abbey Lincoln, Kenny Barron, Marcus Roberts and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis to celebrate the world’s first auditorium designed for the sound of Jazz. We’ll hear "Body and Soul," "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Lost in the Stars," and more.
Hosted by Ed Bradley

Title JALC Radio - Rivers Run Deep: Sam Rivers Duet and Orchestra
Season 12, Episode 44
Airdate 07/28/2005
Description Over the past sixty years, saxophonist and composer Sam Rivers has played every type of gig, from road house to concert hall. Along the way, Rivers created Studio Rivbea. Named for Rivers and his wife Beatrice, it was ground zero for the loft jazz movement of the 1970's, where a loose knit community of musicians extended the jazz idiom.
Hosted by Ed Bradley

Title JALC Radio - Chucho Valdes: Solo Piano
Season 12, Episode 37
Airdate 06/09/2005
Description An explosive solo concert from Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes, his second concert in the United States.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Dave Brubeck Octet
Season 12, Episode 19
Airdate 02/03/2005
Description The new octogenarian fires up his Octet, and makes music for the head and the feet. The set features Bobby Militello on alto, Lou Soloff, trumpet; and Brubeck's longtime arranger Bill Smith. Tunes include "Laura," "What is this Thing Called Love," "Fugue on Bach Themes" and some kickin' blues.
Hosted by Ed Bradley

Title JALC Radio - America in Rhythm and Tune
Season 11, Episode 33
Airdate 09/23/2004
Description The quintessential American big band and the quintessential American composer who could ask for anything more? Ellington wrote nearly 2000 compositions--from evocative blues to sultry Latin beats, and from sexy ballads to the stomping juggernauts. With Wynton Marsalis at the helm, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra takes on "Sophisticated Lady," the iconic "Take the A Train," Duke's little known "The Shepherd" and plenty in between. Written by Neil Tesser.
Hosted by Ed Bradley

Title JALC Radio - A Coltrane Serenade
Season 11, Episode 31
Airdate 09/09/2004
Description John Coltrane's innovations as a saxophonist, bandleader and composer can be heard in the work of almost every modern jazz musician. We'll hear the depth of that influence as McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Billy Higgins, and an all-star ensemble craft a serenade in 'Trane’s' honor with "Dahomey Dance," "Dear Lord," "India," "Miles Mode" and more. Written by Rick Bradley.
Hosted by Ed Bradley

Title JALC Radio - Swinging Adoration: Duke's Sacred Works
Season 11, Episode 30
Airdate 09/02/2004
Description In his later years, Duke Ellington began to contemplate the Deity, and in three "Sacred Concerts" he turned his skill to heartfelt, inventive and as always, swinging adoration. With gospel great Shirley Caesar in the work Mahalia Jackson made famous, Eric Reed, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra play a Duke Ellington Sacred Concert. Written by Neil Tesser.
Hosted by Ed Bradley

Title JALC Radio - Brad Mehldau
Season 11, Episode 29
Airdate 08/26/2004
Description Brad Mehldau's intensity and complete surrender to the music, has won him an ardent global following. We'll hear why, as he offers a solo performance at the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse, with a repertoire of jazz standards, handpicked pop gems, and his introspective original compositions.
Hosted by Phil Schaap