New Jazz Archive
Sex, Jazz & the Bawdy Blues
We'll talk with our historian Lewis Porter about the blues' racy reputation during the 1920s and 30s, and explore the role New Orleans' turn of the century Red Light District played in shaping the music.
Jazz and Literature
We'll talk with poet Sascha Feinstein about the many ways jazz shaped the world of poetry, and take a look at the life and work of "jazz poet" Langston Hughes.
We'll talk with the Bobby Sanabria about the many talents that made Tito Puente the undisputed King of Latin Jazz. And Tito Puente's friend and biographer Joe Conzo on the 1950s mambo craze that launched Tito's meteoric rise to the top.
We'll talk with Irving Berlin biographer Laurence Bergreen, and explore the role jazz musicians played in shaping the glory years of the USO. And we'll explore how the classic American musical West Side Story helped revive jazzers' interest in the...
Great Jazz Cities: St. Louis
We'll talk with historian Kevin Belford about how St. Louis' rich blues heritage got written out of the jazz history books. And we'll chat with jazz historian Ben Cawthra about St. Louis favorite son Miles Davis's years growing up in the Gateway City.
The Psychology of Jazz
We'll talk with jazz pianist Kenny Werner about how his self-help manifesto for musical breakthroughs became a must-read for musicians of all stripes. And we'll get an insiders' look at music therapy with Dr. Kenneth Aigen of Temple University.
African Roots of Jazz
This week, jazz historian Lewis Porter talks about ethnomusicologists's efforts to trace jazz back to African music. And we'll find out how American slavery influenced early forms of jazz and the blues.
We'll talk with historian and archivist Don Fleming about Lomax's groundbreaking work in the American South during the 1930s. And, we'll find out how Alan's long-held dream of providing unlimited access to his work, is now becoming reality in the...
Jazz's Great Comeback Stories
We'll talk with jazz historian Phil Schaap about the saxophone solo that propelled Duke Ellington back into jazz relevance. And, the story of guitarist Pat Martino, who survived a brain aneurysm, to retake his place as one of the music's great voices...
The Art of Jazz Drumming
Veteran drummer Danny Gottlieb dissects the art and craft of jazz drumming. And we'll explore the life and legend of one of jazz drumming's most colorful heroes: the great Buddy Rich.
The Art of the Solo
We'll talk with veteran jazz instructor Bill Sears about the challenge of teaching students the art of jazz improvisation. And we'll countdown the all-time most influential solos in jazz history with our favorite jazz historian Lewis Porter.
Jazz's Lost and Found
We'll talk with Loren Shoenberg of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem about one of the music's biggest lost treasure troves of 1930s jazz. And, the man behind a California company committed to bringing listeners an authentic vinyl experience.
Great Jazz Cities: New Orleans
We'll talk with jazz historian Bruce Raeburn about jazz in New Orleans, and get to know the parade tradition that is Second Line. And we'll welcome back historian Ricky Riccardi to talk about Satchmo's wild and woolly years growing up in the Crescent...
Jazz and the Visual Arts
We'll talk with Dr. Robert O'Meally, about how art and music collided during the Harlem Renaissance, and explore the life and art of the jazz painter Romare Bearden. And we'll take a look at the life and work of iconic jazz photographer William...
Great Jazz Cities: Chicago
We'll talk with the owner of the storied Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Dave Jemilo, about how the Green Mill helped found the improv-rich tradition that is the poetry slam. And we'll tour the bizzare, outer-spaced-themed world of Sun Ra.
The Life and Music of Louis Armstrong
We'll chat with Deslyn Dyer about Louis' more than 1200-hour-long audio diary. And we'll chat with Armstrong historian and archivist Ricky Riccardi about how Louis' musical, cultural, and political legacies continue to evolve, even forty years after...
The Life and Music of John Coltrane
We'll talk with renowned Coltrane scholar Lewis Porter about Trane's early roots in rural North Carolina. And we'll sit down for a conversation with Ravi Coltrane about how his father's music unexpectedly inspired him to carry on the family legacy.
Jazz on the Radio
We'll talk with filmmaker Huey Coleman about his recent documentary on beloved jazz radio host Marian McPartland. And we'll talk with jazz historian Chris Tyle about how jazz fueled the Golden Age of Radio.
We'll talk with jazz historian Bill Sears about jazz takes on your favorite holiday classics. Plus, pianist Eugene Marlow on reworking classic Hanukkah music - and tunes from Duke Ellington, Jimmy Smith, Vince Guaraldi, and the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
Jazz's One Hit Wonders
We'll chat with jazz historian Tom Cunniffe about the one-hit songwriters who contributed some of the most memorable standards in the jazz canon. And how a long-lost recording of John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk became a recent surprise jazz hit.
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More informationThe New Jazz Archive (TNJA) is a PRX-syndicated weekly hour-long radio series documenting jazz's often unrecognized place in American life. Each hour-long episode offers a collection of stories, interviews, and music that relates jazz to other aspects of American life, including pop culture, social issues, art, history, movies, and even other forms of music. TNJA is hosted by composer and musician Jeff Haas, son of the legendary Detroit radio host Karl Haas.
TNJA is produced out of WICA (Interlochen Public Radio) in Traverse City, Michigan.