Program Archives

Jazz Night in America
12/12/18

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.

Jazz Night accompanied two of the club's...

Louis Hayes
12/01/18

Louis Hayes spent his youth creating the pulse of hard-bop, as a top-shelf drummer with artists like Cannonball Adderley and Horace Silver. He turned 80 this year, marking the occasion with his...

Artemis
11/24/18

It's a jazz super-group: Renee Rosnes, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Ingrid Jensen, Melissa Aldana, Anat Cohen, Noriko Ueda, Allison Miller. Jazz Night in America captured their performance at
the...

Vijay Iyer
11/17/18

In this century, few artists in or around jazz have been closer to the whirling center of the action than Vijay Iyer. A pianist, composer, bandleader and educator — with accolades to show for each...

Mike Cornette: Thelonious Monk
10/05/18

Tonight on All Night Jazz, the "Other Nine to Five," Mike Cornette goes back to school for National Teacher Day on the Jazz Trip@Ten plus more from our focus artist...

Benny Green and Sean Jones
06/23/18

Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Night in America features pianist Benny Green's trio and trumpeter Sean Jones’ quintet.  The two musicians discuss their lives in music and in jazz higher...

Dave Holland and Zakir Hussain: Crosscurrents
06/16/18

Crosscurrents is an international super-group led by 2017 NEA Jazz Master bassistDave Hollandand the world's foremost tabla virtuoso,Zakir Hussain. Holland is a famously versatile bassist who has...

The Ladybugs
06/09/18

The Ladybugs are a young band who draw on elements of hot swing, American folk music and blues. But their most salient features, the voices of dual frontwomen Martina DaSilva and Kate Davis,...

Carlos Henriquez
06/02/18

Carlos Henriquez spends a lot of time these days in midtown Manhattan as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's bassist — a post he's held since he was a teen. But his roots are uptown in the...

DC Jazz Loft Trios
05/29/18

Jazz has its capital cities: major gathering places like New York, Chicago and New Orleans. But the music manages to live plenty well in many other places too. What goes into those smaller...

Harold Mabern
05/23/18

Celebrating the consummate Sideman, as a leader -- Harold Mabern at Jazz at Lincoln Center. [Photo:...

The Bad Plus
05/12/18

It isn’t typically news when a jazz group makes a change in personnel. But The Bad Plus isn’t a typical jazz group, and its announcement, this time last year, landed like a bombshell. In short:...

Joshua Redman: New Dreams
04/06/18

Joshua Redman has embraced a vibrant career for more than 25 year. Since being launched into the public eye in 1991 after winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Redman has...

08/08/16

What would it sound like if someone bridged the gap between big band jazz and classic hip-hop anthems? Between Art Blakey and A Tribe Called Quest; between Freddie Hubbard and J. Dilla? One answer...

08/01/16

Jazz Night in America presents the music of trombonist J. J. Johnson curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Vincent Gardner. Gardner invites his section parter Elliot...

Jazz Night in America
07/24/16

Jazz has its capital cities: major gathering places like New York, Chicago and New Orleans. But the music manages to live plenty well in many other places too. What goes into those smaller...

George Wein
07/20/16

George Wein turned 90 last year. To celebrate, Jazz Night in America visits with George Wein — jazz impresario, jazz musician, and founder of the Newport Jazz Festival. We help him...

Wayne Shorter
07/10/16

Wayne Shorter revisits some of his most career-defining work in this rare opportunity to hear a true jazz master exploring his back catalog. Joined...

Sabertooth Jazz Quartet
06/30/16

Every year for about 23 years, one group has held a midnight to 5 a.m. time slot on Saturday nights. It's a quirky band, co-led by saxophonist Pat Mallinger and Cameron Pfiffner, which swings hard...

Randy Weston
06/29/16

Randy Weston turns 90 this year and Jazz Night in America presents his quintet at the 2016 Panama Jazz Festival, where the pianist was the guest of honor. Bandmate T.K. Blue weighs in on...

Ray Charles
06/20/16

At age 21, trumpeter and music director Kenny Rampton (of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra) launched his touring career with a nine-month stint in Ray Charles’ band. In this episode, Rampton...

Edmar Castaneda
06/13/16

Jazz Night in America is exploring one of the least frequently used instruments in jazz — the harp! Groundbreaking harpists, Edmar Castaneda and Brandee Younger take the stage for two...

Wayne Horvitz
06/07/16

The keyboardist and composer Wayne Horvitz made his name in New York, but for over 20 years, he's been synonymous with his adopted hometown of Seattle. He's one of the key players of the town's...

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
05/31/16

There's a scene and community that's developed around after hours at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the club environment that's part of Jazz at Lincoln Center. It involves listening sessions and hangs...

05/23/16

In an era where the "jazz standard" songbook is ever expanding into the 21st century, The Ladybugs look back at the Disney catalogue. The Ladybugs are a young, band rooted in the vocal harmony...