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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 - Wynton Marsalis: Quintet and Orchestra
Season 17, Episode 37
Airdate 06/10/2010
Description Many ways to tell the history of jazz is to count the number of players on the band stand. Brass bands, dance bands, little combos -- every ensemble was built to fit its musical space, from the street to the dance hall to the jook joint. Listen to Wynton Marsalis traverse these spaces effortlessly.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - The Best of Blue Note Records: 70th Anniversary Celebration
Season 17, Episode 35
Airdate 05/27/2010
Description Joe Lovano, Dianne Reeves, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra celebrate the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records, perhaps the most important record label in Jazz history.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Essentially Ellington 2009
Season 17, Episode 33
Airdate 05/13/2010
Description The Essentially Ellington festival and competition has become a giant engine of swing, driving music education programs around the world. Hear the performances by the winning bands from the 2009 competition.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Always in the Mix: The Evolution of Mary Lou Williams
Season 17, Episode 32
Airdate 05/06/2010
Description Pianists Geri Allen, Geoff Keezer, and Dan Nimmer join Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for a centennial celebration of Mary Lou Williams born May 8, 1910.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Monty Alexander: Harlem-Kingston Express
Season 17, Episode 30
Airdate 04/22/2010
Description He was definitely a jazz man. But he never gave up the sound of the islands. And as a band leader, He’s managed to meld all the music he loves -- from reggae to bebop, swing to R & B, and calypso to the cowboy songs of Gene Autry.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - 2010 NEA Jazz Masters
Season 17, Episode 29
Airdate 04/15/2010
Description Check out this special 2010 NEA Jazz Masters induction ceremony, honoring Muhal Richard Abrams, Kenny Barron, Bill Holman, Bobby Hutcherson, Yusef Lateef, Annie Ross, Cedar Walton, and George Avakian.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Marcus Roberts: Deep in the Shed
Season 17, Episode 25
Airdate 03/18/2010
Description Marcus Roberts’ album “Deep in the Shed” was one of the best-selling Jazz albums of the 1990s. In this broadcast twenty years later, he does more than simply revisit the material—he completely reworks it.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Joey DeFrancesco--B3 Forever
Season 17, Episode 24
Airdate 03/11/2010
Description Organ master Joey DeFrancesco's bands light up both the Rose Theater and the Allen Room, with guest saxophonists Houston Person, Vincent Herring, John Nugent and the late ‘Fathead’ Newman.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce