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Eddie Palmieri: Tiny Desk Concert

August 19, 2016

An icon for both modern and Latin jazz, the veteran performer continues to break tradition and innovate within many musical styles, including salsa, fusion, Latin funk and more.

Scott Chernis / courtesy of the artist

Jazz Great Bobby Hutcherson In His Own Words

August 17, 2016 | Paul Conley

Legendary jazz vibraphonist and composer Bobby Hutcherson reflects on his life and career in these excerpts from a 2001 documentary for NPR's Jazz Profiles series, hosted by singer Nancy Wilson and produced by CapRadio's Paul Conley.

courtesy The Kurland Agency

Ann Hampton Callaway: A Singer's Singer

August 8, 2016 | Gary G. Vercelli

If you're a regular listener of Excellence in Jazz you know the voice of Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the most widely respected jazz singers of her generation. She performs August 8 in a benefit concert at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.