Take Five: By Region
Jun 28, 2012 — Preview some of the artists playing the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a musical grand prix.
Mar 28, 2012 — Indiana Avenue, the "main stem" of the city's black community, hosted master musicians nightly.
Oct 6, 2011 — These saxophonists have a robust, sometimes raw sound that mixes swing, bebop, blues and soul.
Jul 12, 2011 — Wouldn't it be nice to just drop whatever you're doing right now and go on a nice, leisurely Caribbean vacation? Well, you can — sort of. Let your mind sail through the Caribbean by listening to some music from a few of the many fine jazz artists who were born on the Caribbean islands.
Jun 15, 2011 — Before nailing down the title "birthplace of rock 'n' roll," Memphis and West Memphis made many great contributions to early acoustic and electric blues.
Apr 26, 2011 — Many things make New Orleans a one-of-a-kind music town, but one is the tuba, the monstrous brass instrument worn like a python squeezing its victim.
Mar 24, 2011 — When there is loss, hope or joy, music is easily shared among cultures, even without words. In the spirit of recovery, this installment of Take Five showcases five talented Japanese jazz artists.
Nov 9, 2010 — Aside from being America's current "Most Livable City," Pittsburgh is known as a home of great pro sports teams and many legends of jazz, including Art Blakey. But WDUQ shines a light on the Pittsburgh jazz musicians working around town these days.
Oct 5, 2010 — BBC Radio's Jazz on 3 program showcases the richness of the U.K. jazz scene with a particular emphasis on seeking out and supporting young talent. Host Jez Nelson and the rest of the team pick out some recent British jazz albums everyone should keep on their radar.
Aug 24, 2010 — For more than half a century, jazz musicians have collaborated with Indian classical musicians with frequently remarkable results. From Ravi Shankar and Bud Shank to Don Cherry's Codona, here are five works that engage jazz improvisation and Indian ragas.