Best Jazz podcasts — Artists, news, and interviews (Updated April 2018; image)
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Piano Jazz Shorts
Weekly
 
A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.
 
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Jazz After Dark
Daily+
 
Join jazz aficionado Don Shor as he explores the diverse and fascinating world of jazz. Jazz After Dark spans the gamut, from roots in boogie woogie, blues, and ragtime, through traditional and straight ahead jazz, soul jazz, bossa nova, and more.
 
Best Smooth Jazz from London UK is a refreshingly 'chilled' Smooth Jazz radio show - all instrumental. Host Rod Lucas plays a 'cool' selection of new & familiar Smooth Jazz instrumentals. Easy listening Grooves with a Soul & R&B feel and Latin vibes. Jazz with fun feel. London's New Cool Smooth Jazz. Soul lovers will enjoy the grooves too.
 
From Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing modern jazz and fusion. No smooth jazz here!
 
JAZZ BOULEVARD is a weekly award-winning 2-hour jazz radio show produced in jazzy Montreal Quebec, Canada. On-air since 2004, each week host Moz Taylor mixes up a blend of the best jazz (the latest releases to classic tracks) with roots blues, acid jazz, and world music. The program is syndicated to community radio stations in Canada. For information, playlists, archived shows, and more, visit the show's website: www.jazzboulevard.ca Follow us on Twitter @JazzBoulevard
 
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House of jazz
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This is a podcast of the House of Jazz show broadcasted live on Radio cardiff at 22:00 UK time every tuesday. The show is hosted by a young and energetic university music student. If you do not know jazz, this show is perfect as it embeds every style of jazz. In fact any artist who has influenced jazz musicians or is inspired by jazz music can be played on the show. From gypsy jazz, rap jaz, big band, be bop, acid jazz, fusion, funk, soul latin and many more. The show seeks to explore the en ...
 
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Smooth Jazz Affair
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Smooth Jazz Affair Dedicated To Independent Smooth Jazz Music.
 
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The Cool Jazz Countdown
Weekly+
 
A weekly survey of the top jazz albums of the week, hosted by Marcellus "The Bassman" Shepard and Kyle LaRue
 
Soul and Jazz (www.soulandjazz.com) launched its unique, legal and commercial free podcasting service on the 18th May, 2009, and features music across the spectrum of soul and jazz from the last 50 years.
 
with Brian Lee & Brian Parker Blackeyed & Blues host, Brian “T-Bone” Lee showcases music from blues, roots and funk in a 90 minutes weekly podcast. T-Bone’s love of music and easygoing commentary has made his show one of the most downloaded podcasts on the Internet.
 
Licensed Jazz Funk Soul and Smooth Jazz Music, discussion and memories with a backdrop of smooth grooves of the past and current.
 
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Big Band Serenade
Monthly
 
Big Band Serenade takes you back to the bigband era with shows of the best from the 1920s-1950s. A time when music was a part of the fabric of the American society. The radio made this music assessable to everyone. Relive each week the best Swing,Blues, Jazz, and those great singers from the golden age of music and radio. oldtimeradiodvd.com
 
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Jazz Inspired
Monthly+
 
What inspires the people who inspire you? How do creative people create? World-renowned jazz pianist Judy Carmichael explores these questions with her guests every week on her public radio show Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired. Celebrated artists discuss their creative process and how their passion for jazz has inspired their work. They share their favorite recordings with the listener as well as insight into their life and art. Witty, anecdotal, informative, Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired g ...
 
Original jazz piano compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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Jazz Bastard Podcast
Monthly+
 
Two strikingly handsome middle-aged men get together every other week to discuss jazz in depth. Irreverent, irascible, engaged.
 
Looking for inspiration? You've come to the right place!Tune in and enjoy our award-winning broadcast. CoffeeTalk radio covers a myriad of insightful personal growth topics interviewing today's powerful thought leaders, influences, entrepreneurs and woman running a variety of companies. Sit back and relax with soothing smooth jazz sounds with show host and personal development coach Bridgette Lewis.
 
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Talking Smooth Jazz
Monthly+
 
Since 2008, we have interviewed some of the best contemporary jazz artists in the business. Al Jarreau, Joe Sample, Brian Culbertson, Stanley Clarke, Gerald Albright and Boney James to name a few. We’ve introduced you to up and coming artists like keyboardist/producer extraordinaire Nicholas Cole, saxophonists BK Jackson, Adrian Burse, Vincent Ingala, and Elizabeth Mis, guitarist Sheldon Ferguson, Sweden’s keyboardist Jonathan Fritzen and more. International artists, keyboardist Wayne Brown ...
 
The LJS Podcast is the podcast where you get weekly jazz tips, interviews, stories and advice for becoming a better jazz musician! Hosting the show is the jazz musician behind learnjazzstandards.com, author, and entrepreneur Brent Vaartstra, who’s one goal is to answer any question about playing jazz music you may have. Jazz can be a challenging music to learn and play, but it doesn’t have to be so hard. Each episode features a specific musical challenge that jazz students may come across, w ...
 
A special series on Jazz music and its impact on social change
 
JazzCorner.com Innerviews are vignettes with insightful commentary, interesting sound bites and lots of great music with great jazz masters and up and coming musicians. Each podcast ranges in time from 4 minutes to an hour.
 
"On the Watch for the Active Ear"
 
JazzTimes publisher Lee Mergner and jazz singer Rene Marie preview new music and talk about issues and trends in the jazz world.
 
Out of the Pacific Northwest comes the New Sound of Modern Jazz. Independent jazz label featuring Joe Locke, George Colligan, Thomas Marriott, New Stories, Deep Blue Organ Trio, Bobby Broom and many others.
 
分享经典摇滚,民谣,爵士的私人电台
 
Exclusive interviews with some big names in the smooth jazz music world.
 
CiTR is proud to present one of the best jazz shows in Vancouver. It has been hosted by notable jazz musician Gavin Walker since 1984. He features Jazz music that is respectful of its tradition and influential to the future. Every 11 o clock an album or an artist is featured and explored in depth. Walker's extensive knowledge and hands-on experience as a jazz player has made this show one of the most listened to in its genre.
 
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Jazz Gumbo
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Jazz Gumbo is a fusion of jazz and related musical styles, including soul, rock, r&b, blues...even a little gospel. It's 80% from original vinyl, 70% from the 70's and 80's. Presented by Kirby Obsidian, it is broadcast live every Monday at 6:00 pm EDT, at www.radioregent.com. It comes to you from Regent Park Focus Media Arts Program in Regent Park, Toronto, Canada.
 
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2 Minute Jazz
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Jazz Pianist Extraordinaire
 
Cowboy Mustang Jane's Country Music Jazz Hour is an hour of rip-roarin’ good ol’ fashioned jazz music brought to you every month by your host, kindred spirit, and saloon door swingin' cattle brandin' ruff rider— Cowboy Mustang Jane. This podcast is for educational purposes.
 
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This months guest host is Milky Cacti. Intro Music (“CMJCMJH Theme”) is ‘Cowpoke’ by Javelin “Pygmy Love Song” - Francis Bebey “From Time” - Drake, Jhene Aiko “In Your Eyes” - BadBadNotGood (feat. Charolette Day Wilson) “Where Do Clouds Go?” - Dave Porter “I Won't Love You Again” Dimas III “This Is The Way That” - I Am La'Fez “This Love Pt. 1” ...…
 
In honor of the birthday of Don Friedman (May 4, 1935 – June 30, 2016), Piano Jazz presents this broadcast from 1996. Although Friedman first studied classical piano, he fell in love with the voice of jazz and performed with jazz greats such as Chet Baker and Buddy DeFranco. In this session, Friedman demonstrates his unique sound on a solo of h ...…
 
For the fourth episode of The Jazz Show's Jazz Features we are spotlighting some of the creative changes in Jazz music in the late 60s and early 70s. We turn to master musician Herbie Hancock who at age 78 is still a vital force in the music. This album marks a special period in Hancock's varied and eclectic explorations of almost every conceiv ...…
 
Welcome to episode 112 of the LJS Podcast where today we have on special guest renowned saxophonist and educator Greg Fishman. Greg shares his story of how he has developed such a successful career in jazz and talks about one of his secret weapons: transcribing. Can you guess how many solos Greg has transcribed? Listen in!…
 
Inspired by artists and sounds you can recognize without checking the dial, Tamara Goldinella developed an impeccable ear and vocal sound resonating with truth, youthfulness, sincerity and an underlining sound of soul music fusion creating her "Jazzy-Folk-Bluesy" grit kinda soul music. She's a fresh face, but don't sleep; her captivating perfor ...…
 
Bookended by two very different versions of Corea's Spain, are large ensembles, classic jazz, something new and even some bluegrass. Playlist Artist ~ Track ~ Album Atla & Matt DeChamplain ~ Spain ~ Pause Dan Pugach Nonet ~ Discourse This ~ Plus One Christian McBride Big Band ~ Full House ~ Bringin' It Christian McBride Big Band ~ Optimism ~ Br ...…
 
This content is for Members only. Come and join us by subscribing here In the meantime, here’s some more details about the show: It’s a warm welcome then to the man himself: Dr. Brad Stone - the JazzWeek Programmer of the Year 2017, who's here every Thursday to present The Creative Source - a two hour show, highlighting jazz-fusion and progress ...…
 
Blair Bryant is a 24-year-old emerging contemporary-jazz artist, currently signed to the Innervision Records Label. He is a musical prodigy, plays over 14 instruments and is a prolific, writer and producer. Blair is a fierce bassist who plays the upright double bass and electronic fretless, 7 String Conklin, 6 string ESP and 5 string Fender Jaz ...…
 
Includes the latest recordings from Kenny Barron Quintet, singer Shirley Crabbe, the new Van Morrison & Joey Defrancesco project, drummer Rogerio Boccato. Also Cory Weeds, afro-jazz master Tony Allen, singer Jose James, classic tracks from Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson Trio and more … Follow us on Twitter: @JazzBoulevard Source: JazzBoulevard.ca…
 
Position | Artist | Album Title | Label5 | Lindsey Webster | Love Inside | Shanachie 4 | Wynton Marsalis Septet | United We Swing | Blue Engine3 | Brian Culbertson | Colors Of Love | BCM2 | Kurt Elling | The Questions | Okeh1 | Marion Meadows | Soul City | ShanachieQuestions? Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? We'd love to hear from you! Join the ...…
 
Position | Artist | Album Title | Label10 | Chris Standring | Sunlight | Ultimate Vibe9 | Boney James | Honestly | Concord 8 | Corcoran Holt | The Mecca | Holthouse Music 7 | Leslie Pintchik | You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl | Pintch Hard6 | Diva Jazz Orchestra | 25th Anniversary Project | Artist ShareQuestions? Comments? ...…
 
Intro Music (“CMJCMJH Theme”) is ‘Cowpoke’ by Javelin “Reggae Fi Dada” - Linton Kwesi Johnson “Dear Grandma and Grandpa” - Tortoise “Chinatown” - Do Make Say Think “Silhouettes I, II and III” - Floating Points “My Queen Is Anna Julia Cooper” - Sons of Kemet “L'indécis” - Playtime “Bahia Dreamin’” - Karriem Riggins “Pinecone” - Jeff Parker “L.M. ...…
 
Playlist: Peter Karp, Young Girl, Allman Goldflies Band, Baby Show Me How, Thrift Store Halo, Every Time With You, Myles Goodwyn, Good Man In A Bad Place, Val Starr, Big Boss Man (#MeToo), Loretta and The Bad Kings, Follow My Hips, Nicky Estor, Beat Up, Kid Ramos. Kid’s Jump, The Lucky Losers, It’s Never Too Early, Reverend Freakchild, Hippie B ...…
 
More cherry pickin' from polls, as the boys discuss four 2017 releases that got good notices in the jazz press. All four of these releases give the fellows warm fuzzies - of one intensity or another. Yazz Ahmed – LA SABOTEUSE; Jaimie Branch – FLY OR DIE; Courtney Pine – BLACK NOTES FROM THE DEEP; Binker and Moses – JOURNEY TO THE MOUNTAIN OF FO ...…
 
Artist - Tune - AlbumHorace Silver - Calcutta Cutie - Song For My FatherTaj Mahal - Music Keeps Me Together - Music Keeps Me TogetherBadBadNotGood - Kaleidoscope - IIICleo Laine - Friendly Persuasion - I Am A SongMiles Davis - Oleo - Relaxin’ with …Russell Gunn - Skate King - Krunk JazzLuis Gasca - Little Mama - For Those Who ChantPat Metheny - ...…
 
Brazilian pianist, composer, and vocalist Eliane Elias grew up with an affinity for both the music of her home country as well as American jazz. She got her start performing with two renowned Brazilian artists, singer-songwriter Toquinho and poet Vinicius de Moraes, before moving to New York in the 1980s, where she took the American jazz scene ...…
 
Chick Corea moved from the bubbling chauldron of Miles Davis' band to the adventurous quartet called "Circle" and soon after left Circle in late 1971 to form "Return to Forever". Return to Forever combined flamenco, bossa nova, samba and Afro-Brazilian rhythms to the mix. The music was accessible, light, lyrical but deep as well. The instrument ...…
 
Position | Artist | Album Title | Label5 | Marion Meadows | Soul City | Shanachie4 | Jeff Hamilton Trio | Live From San Pedro | Capri 3 | Lindsey Webster | Love Inside | Shanachie2 | Diva Jazz Orchestra | 25th Anniversary Project | Artist Share1 | Boney James | Honestly | ConcordQuestions? Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? We'd love to hear from ...…
 
Position | Artist | Album Title | Label10 | Chris Standring | Sunlight | Ultimate Vibe9 | Brian Culbertson | Colors Of Love | BCM8 | Kurt Elling | The Questions | Okeh7 | Wynton Marsalis Septet | United We Swing | Blue Engine6 | Corcoran Holt | The Mecca | Holthouse MusicQuestions? Comments? Feedback? Suggestions? We'd love to hear from you! Jo ...…
 
Welcome to episode 111 of the LJS Podcast where today Brent changes up the format for today's show to talk about some lessons from a recent gig. He shares the good, the bad, and the ugly. Find out what he learned and how he used certain tools he has built up for himself. Listen in!
 
Minneapolis based saxophonist was named the hippest jazz cat by Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine back in 2007 for a reason. His energetic and passionate performances, innovative blend of genres, explosive sound, one-of-a-kind pink inspired brand/style and zest for life truly earns him this title. Danny has carefully crafted and mastered a combinati ...…
 
Most of this playlist features jazz artists that have been playing around the Hartford area, or will be in the coming weeks. Joey D hammers the Hammond while taking us to the ballgame. Dan Pugach's Nonet gives Brooklyn Blues a Nawlin's style, Casey takes us to worlds from Starwars. Curtis Bros and Ed Fast go latin style... and much more. Playli ...…
 
Best Smooth Jazz podcasts - all instrumental Smooth Jazz from London England. This show was first aired 31st March 2018. (#1318) Runtime 3hours 28mins.Rod Lucas brings you Best Smooth Jazz a Radio & TV show packed with new albums, older favourites and soulful instrumental grooves.Get the free BSJ Radio 24/7 streaming free apps from Apple Store ...…
 
When a passionate adventurer finds music, then magic ensues. Guitarist Darnell “Showcase” Taylor captivates worldwide audiences through a style that balances tradition with innovation. Born and raised in Moncure, North Carolina, the self-taught musician started his love affair with instruments as a church kid having joined a local band at the a ...…
 
Vocalist Angie Wells has a sultry, powerful voice that reflects her love for jazz and blues greats Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Joe Williams and Muddy Waters. After years as the Makeup Department Head for both Blackish and the recently released Mudbound, sheâ??s adding touring as a jazz singer to her already overly full schedule.…
 
Includes new and recent albums in from Tel Aviv native bassist Noam wisenberg, The Nia Quintet, Montreal flutist Lisa Lorenzino Quartet, and a just released project from Van Morrison working with B3/Tp player Joey Defrancesco. Follow us on Twitter: @JazzBoulevard Source: JazzBoulevard.ca
 
This content is for Members only. Come and join us by subscribing here In the meantime, here’s some more details about the show: It’s a warm welcome then to the man himself: Dr. Brad Stone - the JazzWeek Programmer of the Year 2017, who's here every Thursday to present The Creative Source - a two hour show, highlighting jazz-fusion and progress ...…
 
Piano Jazz remembers Willie Pickens (April 18, 1931 – December 12, 2017), who passed away at the age of 86. A master of digital speed and harmonic sophistication, the Chicago pianist was McPartland's guest for this 1997 program. Recorded live at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, the set kicks off with an improvised boogie-woogie t ...…
 
Tonight is our second look at a major band from the early 70s that reflected many of the changes in Jazz Music. Weather Report was a co-operative band in every way and although they derived some of their concepts from Miles Davis, they established very quickly their own direction. They remained together for over 16 years. Saxophonist Wayne Shor ...…
 
Welcome to episode 110 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking with Nick Mainella from The 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast all about the Blues and how to start playing it with confidence. Blues is a foundational element of jazz music and Nick teaches you the ins and outs and everything you need to know to get started. Listen in!…
 
Karla Crump is a native of Hampton, Virginia. She has been singing since the age of five. From choir rooms to music studios, she has been blessed with a talent which has been cultivated into one of the most tantalizing voices to grace a microphone in years. Smooth and melodic characterizes her vocal style. She mesmerizes you with her effortless ...…
 
No central theme to this show, but as I peruse the selections I see some great tenor sax players; young and old. Rollins, Coleman, Preminger and Potter all represented here. Throw in some other great music from pianist Noah Baerman with his tribute to MLK, Jason Palmer's trumpet work with Mark Turner, and Metheny's Quartet and we have a helluva ...…
 
Artist - Tune - AlbumBuckshot Lefonque - Music Evolution - Music EvolutionJoAnne Brackeen - Let Me Know - Keyed InNorman Connors - Revelation - Love From the SunSarah Vaughan - Stardust - The Complete Sarah VaughanPharoah Sanders - You Got to have Freedom - Journey to the OneAnthony Braxton - BOR...H - Five Pieces – Fall 1975Keith Jarrett - Gre ...…
 
Includes a look at recent 2018 Jazz Juno winners – bassist Mike Downes, and the quartet of Braid, Murley, Oman, Morgansen. Also music from Montreal pianist Josh Rager, TO singer Holly Cole, Big Band music from Chris Walden, recent music off Origin Records for Dave Liebman & John Stowell. Older material from Art Pepper, and Billie Holiday. Follo ...…
 
This content is for Members only. Come and join us by subscribing here In the meantime, here’s some more details about the show: It’s a warm welcome then to the man himself: Dr. Brad Stone - the JazzWeek Programmer of the Year 2017, who's here every Thursday to present The Creative Source - a two hour show, highlighting jazz-fusion and progress ...…
 
Playlist: Mike Crandall Band, Trying To Make You Mine, Victoria Ginty, The Blues Found Me, Kathryn Grimm, Mama Told Me Not To Lie, Chris Stovall Brown, Soul Beat, TJ Doyle, Favorite Places, Angie Aparo, Jazz (For Dale & Donelle), Laurie Jane And The 45s, Down This Road, Freddie Pate, Let The Juke Joint Jump, J.J. Vicars, Long Way From Home, Meg ...…
 
It's all female vocalists this time, and the conversations about sultriness get pretty deep - when they aren't painfully shallow. Rene Marie – VERTIGO; Sophie Milman – MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY; Monica Zetterlund with the Bill Evans Trio – WALTZ FOR DEBBIE; Cecile McLoren Salvant – DREAMS AND DAGGERS.
 
Pianist and vocalist Cleo Brown (1909 – 1995) was one of the early innovators of the boogie-woogie style and the first female instrumentalist to be named an NEA Jazz Master. She retired from performing in the 1950s and focused her attention on religious music, bringing her gifted voice and strong left hand to gospel tunes. On this 1985 Piano Ja ...…
 
Tonight begins a month of music that reflected some of the bands and the changes that were happening in Jazz music in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Rock and funk music and electric instruments were being absorbed into Jazz by various bands but the real mover and shaker was Miles Davis, whose music was undergoing a major transformation. Gone w ...…
 
Welcome to episode 109 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking to professional music notation editor and engraver, Brett Pontecorvo. Brett lays down his best tips and tricks on how to properly notate music, as well as layout great, readable charts. These are valuable skills every musician needs to know how to do. Listen in!…
 
Artist - Tune - AlbumMarquis Hill - King Legend - Modern Flows EP, Vol. 1Julian Priester - 1239A - Keep Swingin’ & SpiritsvilleSonny Rollins - St. Thomas - Saxophone ColossusGerry Bryant - Take Five - InterpretationsDee Dee Bridgewater - Angel Eyes - Keeping TraditionWeather Report - 125th St. Congress - SweetnighterMahavishnu Orchestra - Lila’ ...…
 
A conversation with Noah Preminger on the release of three new recordings and projects. We feature his latest quartet's release of original material, Genuinity. Also a duet project with pianist Frank Carlburg, and a pre-release listen to the Chopin Project with Rob Garcia. We also put Noah through a blindfold test (way to easy). Following that ...…
 
Host Rod Lucas is turning on the action with more instrumental Smooth Jazz. Enjoy all the latest releases with classic and some rare grooves. Best Smooth Jazz is all commercial free. This shows runs over x3hours 25mins and was first aired on 17th March 2018 (#1118)Bright & Tuneful Smooth Jazz vibesBSJ Show Page: http://BestSmoothJazz.com Get th ...…
 
Saxophonist Paula Atherton is back with a new release, Shake It, featuring Bill Heller (keyboardist, The Rippingtons); Lionel Cordew (drummer, Spyrogyra); Cindy Bradley, Nick Colionne, and Dave Delhomme. Ronald Jackson from The Smooth Jazz Ride, said about Paula's new release, "Here on Shake It, you have just gotta love the sassiness, the sultr ...…
 
Judy Carmichael interviews George WinstonBy judy@judycarmichael.com.
 
Jazz Boulevard Encore Presentation – Includes a number of new projects: Brazilian pianist Antonio Aldolfo’s look at the writing of Wayne Shorter; recordings from Montrealer’s Martine Labbe (tp), and Benjamin Deschamps’ Quintet; a new CD from Canadian bluesman Harry Manx; plus material from Lebanon pianist Tarek Yamani; and a Best-Of CD looking ...…
 
This content is for Members only. Come and join us by subscribing here In the meantime, here’s some more details about the show: It’s a warm welcome then to the man himself: Dr. Brad Stone - the JazzWeek Programmer of the Year 2017, who's here every Thursday to present The Creative Source - a two hour show, highlighting jazz-fusion and progress ...…
 
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