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I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong><br> Sun, Dec 15th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Billy Taylor with Dick Conte
NEA Jazz Master, pianist and composer Billy Taylor was the world’s most foremost spokesman for jazz who spent over 6 decades performing and recording while composing more than 300 songs. His extensive appearances on TV and radio educational programs earmed him a Peabody Award and the prestigious NEA Jazz Masters Award in 1998.
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night in America with Christian McBride Mon, Dec 16th from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
ECM at 50
ECM is observing its 50th anniversary this year and its largest celebration took place at Big Ears, where artists from its roster played some 20 concerts. Jazz Night in America's intrepid team caught about half of these — including a gorgeous solo bass recital by Larry Grenadier and a coolly mesmerizing dual-piano concert by Craig Taborn and Vijay Iyer.
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong><br> Sun, Dec 22nd from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Grace Kelly with Lee Thomas
Nationally renowned saxophonist, singer and songwriter Grace Kelly made her recording debut at age 12 earning numerous awards including the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award. Her collaborations with NEA Jazz Masters Phil Woods and Lee Konitz have garnered critical acclaim and a four and a half star review from Downbeat Magazine.
Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride
Jazz Night In America with Christian McBride Mon, Dec 23rd from 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Years After Apartheid
We celebrate 25 Years of Democracy in South Africa by focusing on the unknown trailblazers that stayed during the brutal era of apartheid with music by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The stories of trumpeter Hugh Masekela and pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, the South African icons that left their families to find refuge elsewhere, quickly becoming symbols of the pan African freedom movement, are widely known — but what about the forgotten the musicians that remained on South Africa’s frontlines like Winston Mankunku Ngozi and Moses Taiwa Molelekwa? We tell their stories along with the master bassist Herbie Tsoaeli, who we captured at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. We also feature one of its rising stars of the “Born Free” generation, Thandi Ntule, who has no recognition of the white nationalist regime.
I'm Talkin' Jazz
<strong>I'm Talkin' Jazz</strong><br> Sun, Dec 29th from 8:00AM - 8:30AM
Eric Reed with Clifford Brown Jr.
Philadelphia born pianist and composer Eric Reed got a boost in his career at 18 after touring with Wynton Marsalis's septet while attending Cal State Northridge. He later spent two years with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra before launching into his own solo career collaborating with the likes of Mary Stallings, Clark Terry, Elvin Jones, Ron Carer and Christian McBride among others.

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