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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 - Growing Up in the 70s: Chestnut, McBride, Malone
Season 17, Episode 23
Airdate 03/04/2010
Description Christian McBride, Russell Malone, and Cyrus Chestnut demonstrate that growing up in the 70s, despite its view as the Dark Ages of Jazz, was an inspiring time to be an aspiring Jazz musician.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Masters of the Mallets: Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Locke & Stefon Harris
Season 17, Episode 21
Airdate 02/18/2010
Description It appeared as far back as 2000 BC in Asia -- and thousands of miles away in Africa. By the 1800's, it had arrived in European parlors, and not long after it would appear with the orchestra. In the 20th century, like so much else, the xylophone became 'electrified' and the vibraphone was born. Listen to three modern masters of the instruments: Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Locke, and Stefon Harris.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Frank Foster: Songs of Romance: and Young Composers
Season 17, Episode 20
Airdate 02/11/2010
Description When the attraction pales, music helps us endure the other side of romance – the bitter and the bittersweet. To explore both sides of this legacy, arranger and composer Frank Foster joins with singers Marlena Shaw and Dennis Rowland, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and two remarkable young artists -- Erica von Kleist and Kurt Bacher.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Kurt Elling and Richard Galliano
Season 18, Episode 20
Airdate 02/10/2010
Description The composer Yip Harburg said: “Words make you think thoughts, music makes you feel a feeling, but a song makes you feel a thought.” -- This marriage of words and music can somehow express feelings beyond words.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Paquito d'Rivera: Afro-Cuban Fiesta
Season 17, Episode 18
Airdate 01/28/2010
Description Grammy award winning clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera wanted to honor the Filin movement, as well as other icons of Cuban music - from Afro-Cuban religious chants, to guarachas, to rumbas. So he curated a concert that he said would be "like a little journey" through the musical styles of his homeland.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Danilo Perez: Panamonk Revisited
Season 17, Episode 16
Airdate 01/14/2010
Description He's played with Wayne Shorter, Dizzy Gillespie, and Paquito D'Rivera, but over the years, the Panama-born and raised pianist Danilo Perez is perhaps best known for his association with a jazz master he never actually met: Thelonious Sphere Monk.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Luciana Souza Trio
Season 17, Episode 15
Airdate 01/07/2010
Description As a daughter of Brazil, Luciana Souza has drawn from the traditions of three continents. She's also heir to some of her country's finest musicians. And all of that has encouraged her to cross all sorts of musical boundaries.
Hosted by Wendell Pierce

Title JALC Radio - Benny Goodman Centennial
Season 17, Episode 13
Airdate 12/24/2009
Description The story begins with music lessons in his local synagogue, and a stint in a boys club band, from there, he started playing gigs in his hometown of Chicago at the tender age of fourteen.. just twelve years later, in 1935, he was hailed as everything from "The King of Swing" and "The Rajah of Rhythm" to "The Professor" and "The Patriarch of the Clarinet".
Hosted by Wendell Pierce