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Jon Batiste And The Legacy Of Jazz On Late-Night TV

September 9, 2015

Tonight, when Stephen Colbert begins his run as host of the Late Show on CBS, he'll have a new partner in crime: pianist Jon Batiste. Bassist Christian McBride lends some insight into what he expects.

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Traditional Jazz Experiencing An Upswing In Sacramento

September 2, 2015 | Melody Stone

When the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee changed its name to the Sacramento Music Festival, adding rock and alternative acts to the lineup, some speculated the end was near for the trad jazz scene. Festival organizers and musicians see a different trend.