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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 - The Music of Sarah Vaughan
Season 18, Episode 28
Airdate 04/07/2011
Description Pianist Eric Reed leads his trio with singers Mary Stallings and Jane Monheit in celebration of the “divine one” – Sarah Vaughan.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Bobby McFerrin with VOCAbuLarieS
Season 18, Episode 27
Airdate 03/31/2011
Description He's a man of a thousand sounds -- an improviser who collaborates with great musicians across genres; conducts Mozart and Beethoven; and lives to share the joy of song.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Dianne Reeves
Season 18, Episode 24
Airdate 03/10/2011
Description She learned from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan; she took the stage as a teenager and has held the spotlight ever since. That demands deep understanding of the greats who have come before and original talent to create something new. Dianne Reeves is the real deal.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Sketches of Gil Evans
Season 18, Episode 18
Airdate 01/27/2011
Description The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra honors the godfather of cool -- the incomparable arranger and composer Gil Evans. This concert features his collaborations with Miles Davis and key albums from his own output. Evans' large ensemble work - especially with Miles - opened ears to a softer way of big band arranging. Written by David Goren.
Hosted by Dave Marash

Title JALC Radio - Journey to Brazil: Moacir Santos
Season 18, Episode 16
Airdate 01/13/2011
Description He might be the greatest musician you've never heard of. Plenty of music critics think his 1965 album "Coisas" is among the top recordings in jazz history – but it's out of print in the United States.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - The Yellowjackets with Mike Stern
Season 18, Episode 10
Airdate 12/02/2010
Description It's rare for a band to last 30 years -- creative differences, finances or life choices often drive them apart. But for three decades, The Yellowjackets have endured. They've recorded 21 albums, collected 17 Grammy nominations and each year, they play gigs from Cape May to Kiev.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - "The Joint Is Jumpin'" -- Celebrating Fats Waller
Airdate 11/11/2010
Description He may have been the most extravagantly outsized talent in jazz-- a great pianist, composer of hit songs, raconteur, and bandleader. In a golden age of American entertainment, Fats Waller was an all-around star.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Enchantment at Dizzy's
Season 18, Episode 4
Airdate 10/21/2010
Description ENCHANTMENT : TO BE FILLED WITH DELIGHT, TO BE UNDER A SPELL. Listen to Ettienne Charles, Regina Carter, and Stefon Harris cast a spell on Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola.
Hosted by Carla Cook