Remembering Nancy Wilson: The Best Of ‘Jazz Profiles’

Nancy Wilson, photographed while performing during the Thelonious Monk Jazz Tribute Concert For Herbie Hancock at on Oct. 28, 2007 in Los Angeles.

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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Nancy Wilson, Legendary Vocalist And NPR ‘Jazz Profiles’ Host, Dies At 81

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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Matthew Herbert Sets The EU To Music With His Brexit Big Band

Matthew Herbert believes that a big band is the ideal ensemble to give a musical voice to the idea of the EU.

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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