Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
Over nine days each June, this music festival hosts some of the top names in jazz and international music. Held annually since 2002, it attracts music lovers from all over the world to Upstate New York. Each episode includes artist interviews, stories from the festival producers, and musical highlights from the past and present.
Gregory Porter (#501H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Praised by NPR, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, jazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter fuses old-school jazz and '70s soul as he performs selections from his two Grammy-nominated releases, Water (2010) and Be Good (2012).
Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band (#502H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
The Louis Armstrong Society Jazz Band celebrates New Orleans' jazz heritage while honoring one of the most notable and influential individuals of the genre.
Gretchen Parlato (#503H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Award-winning jazz and world-music vocalist Gretchen Parlato, backed by her touring band, performs songs from her genre-bending repertoire. This episode also features an exclusive interview with the artist.
Ravi Coltrane Quartet (#504H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of saxophonist John Coltrane and jazz pianist Alice Coltrane, covers "I'm Old Fashioned," the 1942 Jerome Kern-Johnny Mercer song popularized by Ella Fitzgerald; his original composition, "The Change, My Girl," and "One Wheeler Will" from his Blending Times album. This episode also features an exclusive interview with the artist.