Tim Owens, lead producer of the Jazz Profiles series, looks back on the creation of the long-running documentary series, working with Wilson and some of her favorite episodes.
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Wilson, who won three Grammy awards and recorded more than 60 albums, died at her California home Thursday after a long illness. From 1996-2005, she hosted NPR’s documentary series Jazz Profiles.
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The holidays aren’t complete around NPR without our annual Jazz Piano Christmas concert. This year’s event featured pianists Booker T. Jones, Jason Moran, Dánae Olano and James Francies.
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Jazz 966 is a senior center by day, but, on Friday nights, it transforms into a swinging jazz club catering to seniors who love to hear live music.
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Pianist Jason Moran calls James Reese Europe “basically the ‘big bang’ of jazz.” Moran’s tribute to the composer and WWI “Hellfighter” pulls his contributions to the genre out of history.
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In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we get a taste of Lloyd’s collaboration with Lucinda Williams, along with choice moments from his recent appearances at Lincoln Center.
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No one in the NPR offices could have imagined how remarkable this 15-year old pianist would be at the Tiny Desk.
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The British musician is on a tour of Europe, apologizing for Brexit, the plan by Britain’s government to leave the EU. The last performance is scheduled for the same day leaders are gathering to finalize a potential Brexit deal.
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A newly released recording of a 1973 concert opens a window into the volatile bassist’s career at a moment of transition, but also a compelling and largely unknown chapter in Detroit jazz history.
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Hargrove died after suffering cardiac arrest on Friday night.
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