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NEA Jazz Master Artie Shaw explains that "You do things that some people think are impossible, and that’s what separates the men from the boys."

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, and KTRL


  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis on Connecting to Audiences; and Pop.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, and WCSU-FM


  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern on Remembering Fats Waller; Symphony Sid; Billy Holiday; Louis Armstrong and Arriving in the US.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi on Forming a Big Band; His First Inspiration; Bud Powell; and Remembering the Old days.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Abbey Lincoln on "Freedom Now Suite"; and Spirit and Character

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Scott on Vultures; Approach; and Radio.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, KCSM and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Slide Hamilton on his Improvision; Life Experience; Connecting with the Audience; and Family Band.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 4
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NEA Jazz Master Buddy DeFranco on His First Influence; Jazz Contest; "Opus One"; Challenges of the Clarinet; Bepop; and Approaching a Performance.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 17, 2009
  • Length: 09:24
  • Purchases: 4
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NEA Jazz Master on His Nickname; Musician's Personality; Ballads; and Mainstream Music.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 17, 2009
  • Length: 06:29
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Shirley Horn describes her Musical Childhood; Her Influences; Her Collaboration with Miles Davis; and Her Collaboration with Carmen...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 17, 2009
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess On His Early Life, Mother's Influence, Audience Interaction, Bassie's Leadership, and Playing with the Basie Family.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Curtis Fuller on Tales of a Nun, The Tombone, Defining his Sound, "A Moment's Notice" and European Circus.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 6
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SHE ENDURED THE CRITICISM. IT WAS 1959. BY THIS TIME, LINCOLN HAD ALREADY RECORDED SEVERAL ALBUMS AND EVEN HAD A SINGING ROLE IN A MOVIE. PIANIS...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA JAZZ MASTER ABBEY LINCOLN DIDN’T PERFORM AS A SINGER UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL. SHE DIDN’T ACTUALLY ASPIRE TO PERFORM PROFESSIONALLY UNTIL SHE WAS DIS...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 4
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THE LATE NEA JAZZ MASTER, ARTIE SHAW COMPOSED ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN SONGS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, BEGIN THE BEGUINE.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA JAZZ MASTER ARTIE SHAW WAS THE SON OF IMMIGRANT PARENTS AND HUNG OUT ON THE STREETS OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA JAZZ MASTER MARIAN MCPARTLAND WAS A BIG FAN OF CLARINET AND SAX PLAYER, SIDNEY BECHET.

Bought by WUSF, KMUW, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA JAZZ MASTER MARIAN MCPARTLAND AND HER TRIO PLAYED A LONG RUNNING GIG AT THE HICKORY HOUSE, A FAMOUS NEW YORK NIGHTCLUB. EVERYONE USED TO STOP ...

Bought by WUSF, KMUW, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KMUW and more


  • Added: Oct 30, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 6
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SOME YOUNG MUSICIANS STUMBLE UPON A TEACHER WHO COMPLETELY CHANGES THE COURSE OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT. 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER PHIL WOODS WAS ONE OF THE...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, WRTI, KCSM, KVSC and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, Credit: Avishay Artsy
This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival.

  • Added: Oct 23, 2009
  • Length: 06:18
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WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG, NEA JAZZ MASTER ABBEY LINCOLN HEARD HER PARENTS’ BEAUTIFUL VOICES SINGING AROUND THE HOUSE AND IN CHURCH. AT AGE FOURTEEN, HER ...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KMUW, KBEM and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2009
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Sep 03, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The groundbreaking discovery of an unknown master painter and perhaps one of the greatest women in art.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2008
  • Length: 29:31
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details the long-sought return of the Alutiiq Masks from France to Kodiak. AK.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2008
  • Length: 06:09
Caption: Chester Whitmore
The Golden Age of Harlem dance comes alive in Seattle

  • Added: Nov 02, 2008
  • Length: 06:51