Best Jazz podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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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
 
Music to relax your soul and stimulate your mind.The gift of music last for a lifetime.
 
A weekly survey of the top jazz albums of the week, hosted by Marcellus "The Bassman" Shepard and Kyle LaRue
 
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House of jazz
Rare
 
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
Monthly+
 
Smooth Jazz Affair Dedicated To Independent Smooth Jazz Music.
 
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Locked on Jazz
Weekly+
 
Thoughts of Utah Jazz Radio Play-By-Play Announcer David Locke. Highlighted by the daily podcast LOCKED ON JAZZ and during the season post-game show POSTCAST.
 
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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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.
 
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 ...
 
Geoffrey Smith's Jazz does exactly what it says on the tin: a weekly selection of tracks through which Geoffrey Smith shares his passion for jazz from a personal perspective
 
Different kinds of funky. Deep, dirty, underground dance music. Heavy disco dub and jazz funk house. Electric boogie and cosmic rhythm mixed and edited by Brad Slyde for radio broadcast on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal Canada from 2001-2013. Sending out digital episodes to subscribers since 2003, it was one of the first podcasts in the world and still continues via RSS feed.
 
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Jazz Piano School
Monthly+
 
Learn jazz piano without the guesswork. The ultimate hub for online jazz piano education.
 
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Jazz Library
Monthly+
 
Programme offering advice and guidance to those interested in building a library of jazz recordings or adding to an existing one
 
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Palm Coast Jazz
Rare
 
Monthly show featuring the finest jazz coming out of Florida - as well as interviews with local legends and themed bonus episodes. Hosted by Kenny MacKenzie & Allison Paris. All genres of jazz are featured; but heavy on straight-ahead & contemporary.
 
A special series on Jazz music and its impact on social change
 
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Jazz Gumbo
Rare
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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Utah Jazz Radio
Weekly+
 
Utah Jazz radio podcast brings you the entire play by play of every Jazz game as well as a shorter version called Jazz Game Rewind. In addition, other features surrounding Jazz radio will be posted
 
60 minutes of Jazz, all commercial free, with no talking DJ between songs. All songs Creative Commons by-nc-sa 1.0 licensed from the record label that isn't evil: magnatune.com
 
The Jazz Treasury Podcast is devoted to exhibiting the best of jazz history in the format of an auditory tour of America’s rich indigenous music. Bi-weekly a different aspect of jazz will be presented. It may be a portrait of a musician such as Duke Ellington or John Coltrane. It could be a specific instrument like the bass or trumpet. We may visit a jazz city like Chicago or New Orleans. Other exhibits will focus on genera such as bebop or swing.
 
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.
 
Exclusive interviews with some big names in the smooth jazz music world.
 
Exploring jazz history, one record at a time.
 
Night Lights is a weekly classic jazz program and jazz blog by host David Brent Johnson produced by WFIU Public Media in Bloomington, Indiana.
 
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2 Minute Jazz
Rare
 
Jazz Pianist Extraordinaire
 
Utah Jazz player insights, front-office gossip and game predictions, hosted by The Salt Lake Tribune's award-winning sportswriters.
 
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The Utah Jazz won the opener in Sacramento. It wasn't pretty and David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider breaks down the game. He starts with a look at the numbers to explain the game and how it happened. Then he breaks down the play of Dante Exum and Alec Burks and what they brought to the table. There are no easy wins i ...…
 
Utah Jazz post game show on the radio - David Locke and Ron Boone break down the Utah Jazz win. They talk about the great bench play and how they were the key to the win. What went wrong defensively for the Utah Jazz tonight? Plus, the Jazz offensive plan to get Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert the ball at the rim was very important for the win. ...…
 
Head Coach Quin Snyder with David Locke before the Jazz take on the Kings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
 
Opening night of the Utah Jazz season is here and the excitement is as high as ever. Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA insider David Locke, breaks down the little tiny jumps the Utah Jazz need to make to take the next step as a franchise. Then Locke takes questions from the Facebook live crowd and answers questions about Rudy Gobert, the Laker ...…
 
Jazz pianist and composer Randy Weston departed this earth earlier this year, so the boys devote an episode to his music (along with some discussion of arranger/trombonist Melba Liston, whose work was crucial to some of his best albums). Do we get too teleological? You be the judge. Randy Weston: UHURU AFRIKA; BLUE MOSES; SPIRIT OF OUR ANCESTOR ...…
 
In 2008, Teri and Kenneth Hutchinson opened Vino Del Lago, the new wine and jazz lounge in Lake Las Vegas (Henderson, NV). This intimate lounge seats approximately 55, provides live jazz entertainment to enlighten the mood by local jazz artists Wednesdays through Sundays starting at 4PM. Vino Del Lago also provides a unique storage & dispensing ...…
 
On this week's episode, Andy Larsen introduces new Jazz beat writer Eric Walden. How did Eric find himself as a Jazz beat writer, what will he bring to the job, and how can we best make fun of him? Then, we talk about the Utah Jazz, and in particular, Vegas' over-unders for the important Jazz players. Will Ricky Rubio score 13 points per game? ...…
 
Donovan Mitchell blew our minds in year 1 of his career. Now what does he need to do to join the elite in the NBA? Compare him to Steph Curry, James Harden, Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving and see where he is similar or different. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider breaks down the numbers and looks at what it will ta ...…
 
Alto saxophonist John Jenkins was prominent in the late 50s as he emigrated to New York from his hometown of Chicago in March 1957. He first worked with Charles Mingus and recorded as a sideman. John was a very distinctive alto saxophonist and a well trained player. Tonight's Jazz Feature is his debut album that came out on Blue Note. John only ...…
 
The Jazz were 16th in the NBA offensively last year. What will it take for them to move from 16th to top 10. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider looks at the impact of the Four Factors and how the Jazz become top 10 offensively. Then Locke sits down with the author of Culture Code, Daniel Coyle, to talk about what mak ...…
 
Welcome to episode 137 of the LJS Podcast where today we have on special guest Steve Nixon to talk about the three categories of chord progressions you need to know. Steve has a great way of making music seem simple and we talk about a lot of other fun stuff too. Listen in!
 
This months guest host is The Outlaw Intro music: “Piano Source B (Bar Room Piano)” - Fred Karlin “Summer Madness” - Kool & the Gang “Touch of Evil Main Theme” - Henry Mancin “I Eat Your Skin” - Lon E Norman “Harlem Nocturne” - The Viscounts “Hot Blood (The Wild One)” - Shorty Rogers & His Orchestra “Jazz Traditional (Charleston)” - Erik Markma ...…
 
You all know Cannonball, Monk and Blakey. The last two had birthdays last week and we celebrate those. It's likely you haven't heard Sarah Hanahan, a senior at Hartford's Jackie McLean Instute. After listening to this podcast you now have.You will want to hear more. The podcast begins with a classic rendition of Autumn Leaves and other great Ca ...…
 
This week on Acid Jazz: Russell Gunn and the Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, Deodato, Willie Bobo, Kamasi Washington, St. Germain and Sabrina Malheiros among others.
 
Chicago was a great town for blues piano, and two of its finest exponents were Cripple Clarence Lofton (c.1897-1957) and Jimmy Yancey (1894-1951). Geoffrey Smith presents a feast of stomping blues and boogie-woogie by a pair of masters.
 
JBRS #746 drops new recordings from vibes player Mike Freeman, trumpeter Joe Magnarelli’s latest quintet project, singer Alyssa Allgood’s new album Exactly Like You, and NY-based Israeli guitarist Gilad Hekselman’s trio project. Also, tracks from Dr Lonnie Smith, Robert Glasper, and older material from John Coltrane. Follow the program on twitt ...…
 
Position | Artist | Album Title | Label5 | Dave Koz and Friends | Summer Horns II: From A to Z | Concord4 | Bob James | Espresso | Evolution Music3 | Count Basie Orchestra | All About That Basie | Concord2 | Boney James | Honestly | Concord1 | Yellowjackets | Raising Our Voice | Mack AvenueStay connected with us at http://www.Facebook.com/CoolJ ...…
 
Position | Artist | Album Title | Label10 | Steve Turre | The Very Thought Of You | Smoke Sessions 9 | Chris Standring | Sunlight | Ultimate Vibe 8 | Karrin Allyson | Some of That Sunshine | kasrecords7 | Jeff Lorber Fusion | Impact | Shanachie6 | Brian Simpson | Something About You | ShanachieStay connected with us at http://www.Facebook.com/C ...…
 
The Utah Jazz have wrapped up pre-season with a blow out win over the terrible Sacramento Kings. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA insider breaks down the pre-season and looks at what the Jazz gained. Then it is time for the Facebook live question about Grayson Allen, Alec Burks, Rudy Gobert at the rim and more Today's show ...…
 
The Utah Jazz are in Sacramento for the final pre-season game of the season. David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, gives you a few items to look at both offensively and defensively in this final pre-season game. Freedom of Movement is all anyone is talking about in the NBA., Ok, all anyone is talking about is Jimmy ...…
 
Usually we all want to learn cool, hip sounding voicings right?! Trust me, I've been there. But unfortunately these one off voicings don't do much for our education. It's like someone giving us a fish instead of TEACHING us HOW to fish. Now, I don't know about you, but I'd much rather learn HOW to fish. This episode will give you the 8 must kno ...…
 
The NBA coaches are all talking about three point shots and the need to take more three point shots. Is this happpening. So far the numbers show that 35.4% of all shots are threes up from last year 33.7% but what is more telling is the division that is taking place between those teams that are in and those teams that are out. David Locke, the r ...…
 
Saxophonist Marcus Anderson presents the 1st annual Jazz AND Coffee Escape, Aug. 16-17, 2018 at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC. This event is predicted to be a premier event in the jazz community. Escape with us and “taste the music” of Nick Colionne, James Lloyd, Lindsey Webster, Julian Vaughn, Adam Hawley, Lin Rountree, Phil Denny ...…
 
The NBA has some new trends in the pre-season. One of them is pace of play. The League is playing pre-season 6 possessions faster than last year's regular season average. The league is taking a 5 year jump in one of off-season. Why is this happening and what is the impact on the Utah Jazz? In addition, the league has increased the focus on play ...…
 
For the second of our Jazz Features spotlighting great voices of the alto saxophone who are either overlooked, underrated or under recorded, we present perhaps the best known exponent of this month's line-up William "Sonny" Criss. Sonny was a passionate player who was influenced by Charlie Parker but whose sound recalled earlier voices of the i ...…
 
The Utah Jazz played their 4th pre-season game in Portland last night and while they won the call card of the franchise its defense was non-existent. Why were the Jazz so weak defensively and how concerning should it be? David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, thinks it is a bigger issue for the Utah Jazz. Last year, whe ...…
 
Welcome to episode 136 of the LJS Podcast where today I listen back to a recording of myself from 2011 and give myself some honest feedback and critique. It's a great practice to record yourself and listening to old recordings can help you gain insight into where you were, where you are now, and how you can improve. Listen in!…
 
It's all Wonder in this week's podcast. There is a depth to these compositions that goes beyond most rock and pop artists. It's no *wonder* that jazz artists love to cover these tunes. Artist ~ Song ~ AlbumStevie Wonder ~ Summer Soft ~ Songs in the Key of LifeStevie Wonder ~ Love's In Need of Love Today ~ Songs In The Key of LifeJoe Farrell ~ T ...…
 
A new release from Tony Adamo! Also, Tower of Power, Bluey, Madlib, The Haggis Horns, Bob Marley remixed, Major Lance, and Lenny White!
 
A hero to his sidemen and fans, if not all critics, Stan Kenton led one of the loudest, boldest bands in jazz till his death in 1979. Geoffrey Smith surveys his famous innovations.
 
Position | Artist | Album Title | Label10 | Bobby Sanabria | West Side Story Reimagined | Jazzheads 9 | Lindsey Webster | Love Inside | Shanachie 8 | Antonio Adolfo | Encontros – Orquestra Atlantica | AAM Music 7 | Boney James | Honestly | Concord 6 | Nils | Play | Baja/TSRNew Music Feature: Kandace Springs “Indigo” (Blue Note)Stay connected wi ...…
 
Position | Artist | Album Title | Label10 | Karrin Allyson | Some of That Sunshine | kasrecords9 | Chris Standring | Sunlight | Ultimate Vibe 8 | Bob James | Espresso | Evolution Music7 | Brian Simpson | Something About You | Shanachie6 | Nils | Play | Baja/TSRStay connected with us at http://www.Facebook.com/CoolJazzCountdown and @cooljazzcoun ...…
 
JBRS #745 samples new recordings from the NYSQ (New York Standards Quartet), West African guitarist Lionel Loueke, The Humanity Quartet, vibes player Stefon Harris, as well as a poetry-inspired album from pianist Helen Sung. Also includes Blues singer Rory Block, big band music from Brent Fischer and older material from B3 player Jimmy Smith. F ...…
 
A collection of quick hitters on today's show before turning it over to Ricky Rubio on the topic of Culture and the Utah Jazz. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, hits on Donovan Mitchell and his pre-season, Gordon Hayward and his ambitions, Andre Roberson injury in Oklahoma City, Brandon Ingram and his play in LA, C ...…
 
Utah Jazz radio voice and Jazz NBA Insider David Locke holds a live Facebook show every Thursday. Today the questions ranged from how does Joe Ingles age, could Ricky Rubio average 17 points a game and Locke finds some stunning numbers on Rubio's last 40 games with the Jazz last season. Is it a good or bad thing if Alec Burks is playing 20 minu ...…
 
We’ll hear some of the artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Maria Schneider, Renee Rosnes, and Diana Krall who rose to prominence during the decade, as well as a trio of veterans who enjoyed a late-career renaissance, including Abbey Lincoln, Shirley Horn, and Betty Carter.
 
Utah Jazz battled Toronto in a great preseason game that had super intensity and lot to be learned. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider breaks it all down on today's edition Locked on Jazz. The final get to know interview with George Niang is also in today's show. Today's show is brought to you by The Store at 6200 So ...…
 
Crazy, daddy-o - it's an episode devoted to experimental music. The boys start things off by interviewing Sarah Bernstein, who discusses her career in music, her various ongoing groups. and her new album Crazy Lights Shining. Afterwards the boys plunge into some hard-core experimental instrumental music, to see just how whiny Pat can get (spoil ...…
 
The NBA group think is a powerful beast. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, takes difference with 4 items that are popular in NBA group think. First, why aren't the Raptors the favorite in the Eastern Conference, then why is Boston talked about as such a great offensive team, a different perspective on Jimmy Butler ...…
 
Learn about the music and life of the great cornetist Muggsy Spanier.
 
This month of October The Jazz Show presents as our Jazz Features lesser known or obscure exponents of the alto saxophone. All of these players are well worth hearing and if you've never heard of most of them it's because in the majority of cases they recorded little or were on the Jazz scene briefly. In the case of tonight's artist Jimmy Woods ...…
 
The Utah Jazz opened the pre-season so we have basketball to analyze. Though the game was lacking competition their were things that could be learned from the game. The opening play told a story on how offenses are being built with all the NBA switching. David Locke, radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider, breaks down the other thing ...…
 
Welcome to episode 135 of the LJS Podcast where today we are exploring how to learn, understand, and memorize complex jazz standards. We take a look at Wayne Shorter's "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum" and extract lessons we can apply to others. Listen in!Start understanding standards with The Jazz Standards Playbook: https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/the-jazz- ...…
 
Judy Carmichael interviews Dan BlockBy judy@judycarmichael.com.
 
This week it's back to straight up jazz starting with a swingin' version of Autumn Leaves from Brother Jack McDuff on the B3. That's followed by new music from New Faces and Christian Sands. Great vocals up next from Jazzmeia Horn. Then back to classic jazz from Buster and Toots. Trumpeters Charles Toliver is coming to Hartford in November and ...…
 
Host Rod Lucas with another Best Smooth Jazz Podcast. All instrumental Smooth Jazz from London England. This shows runs 3 hours and was first aired 22nd September 2018. (#3818). Hear new albums including Paul Hardcastle's latest project (Hardcastle 8).Support this Podcast at http://BSJhelp.comShow page: http://BestSmoothJazz.com…
 
Marcus Miller, Eddie Palmieri, Tony Adamo, Thievery Corporation, and more!
 
Geoffrey Smith considers the career of one of the aristocrats of jazz trumpet, Art Farmer, from his bebop beginnings to eminence as one of the most respected players on the scene, especially renowned for his ballads.
 
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