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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 - Great Lines: Marcus Roberts on Earl Hines and Bud Powell
Season 19, Episode 19
Airdate 02/02/2012
Description Roberts has grappled mightily with these keyboard giants. When he plays Hines and Powell, we hear beyond the echoes of their music -- a new vision in his own voice.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - NEA JAZZ Masters 30th Anniversary Tribute
Season 19, Episode 15
Airdate 01/05/2012
Description The thirteenth annual National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters ceremony celebrates the 128 legendary Jazz musicians that had been honored thus far.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Kim Burrell's Jazz Holiday Special
Season 19, Episode 12
Airdate 12/15/2011
Description There are lots of ways to mark the holidays. In Washington D.C. it's the Christmas tree on the National mall. In New Orleans, it's carolers and revelers in Jackson Square – and bonfires on the levee; in Houston, Texas -- it's a Christmas Day barbecue. But in every city, come December, the one thing you will find is the joyous music of the season.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Modern Jazz Quartet
Season 19, Episode 8
Airdate 11/17/2011
Description In 1952, with jazz still under the spell of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, a new kind of jazz group -- featuring no horns and no headlining soloist -- was born.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - The Music of Prohibition
Season 19, Episode 1
Airdate 09/29/2011
Description Who are these Americans? What makes them tick? Ken Burns has been gnawing at these questions… or they have been gnawing at him –since his 1981 documentary ‘Brooklyn Bridge.’ And in his upcoming project, he looks at our country and our culture from a different angle – the hundred year battle toward the 18th Amendment and the decade long war that was fought under its rule.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - The Music of Billy Strayhorn
Season 18, Episode 44
Airdate 07/28/2011
Description Great sounds and the story behind that man behind the curtain -- Billy Strayhorn.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - An Evening with Roy Haynes
Season 18, Episode 40
Airdate 06/30/2011
Description Some jazz musicians come on the scene, make their mark and then fade away as styles and tastes change. Others are rediscovered or have a resurgence late in life, though not always at the peak of their form. And then there's Roy Haynes!
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Essentially Ellington
Season 18, Episode 32
Airdate 05/05/2011
Description Listen to the best high school Jazz musicians in the United States perform in the finals of the 2011 Essentially Ellington competition.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce