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Jazz Night in America

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  • Hosted by Christian McBride

NPR Music, Member Station WBGO, and Jazz at Lincoln Center unite to create the next generation of jazz programming from public radio.

Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America presents content on multiple platforms and from across the nation to share this uniquely American art form and reinvigorate public media jazz programming for audiences today. The program features storytelling with concert performances, plus live signature videocasts and on-demand video of jazz events from today's great artists and venues.

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In the greater jazz world, Danilo Pérez is a respected pianist. In his homeland of Panama, he's a national icon and cultural ambassador, and not just for his artistry. Ever since he returned to perform in his war-torn homeland in the 1980s, he's seen the potential for jazz to be a vehicle for social change, and spent much of his time offstage seeding this vision in the form of youth music education programs.

A Dive Into Jazz Slang (You Dig?)

Feb 19, 2016
NPR

Originally published Feb. 19, 2016.

"Shedding." "Chops." "Rataricious." Sometimes it seems like jazz cats have their own language. Of course, many times those words also end up in other people's mouths: Terms like "hipster," "crib" and "the man" all came from the jazz world more than 70 years ago. You dig?

In this video, Jazz Night In America takes a brief look at where jazz slang came from, with lots of colorful language along the way.