Sonny Rollins talks about what other jazz greats have meant to him.
Harry Belafonte is not only a musical icon, but also a lifelong political and social activist. Gwen Ifill talks with Belafonte about his life as a singer, actor and civil rights activist.
A new CD collection, "First Impulse: The Creed Taylor Collection," celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of Impulse! Records, the influential and important jazz label. Jeffrey Brown talks to Creed Taylor, the great music producer and founder of Impulse.
Here are some of this week's arts and culture stories from public broadcasting stations around the nation.
By Tom LeGro
Jason Moran is a jazz pianist and composer and one of the winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowships. His latest recording is called "Ten," which came out in June.
By Tom LeGro and Anne Azzi Davenport
In this extended interview, Jeffrey Brown talks to Esperanza Spalding about the inspiration to her song, "Little Fly."…
By Tom LeGro
Herbie Hancock recently performed with several of the musicians from his album, "The Imagine Project," at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Here's an excerpt of the song "Space Captain" performed with Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, jazz musician Michael White is back in New Orleans, but his old neighborhood is still mostly empty. In the years since Katrina he's experienced a personal and musical "rebirth" -- another New Orleans tradition.
Performer and choreographer Maurice Hines had mostly retired his dancing shoes, until an opportunity came knocking at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage.
For 17 days and nights every spring in Charleston, South Carolina, theaters, churches and outdoor spaces are home to opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.
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