Explore the rich art of Jazz from every angle: classic and modern, vocal and instrumental.
A Great Day in Harlem
Music by jazz greats who showed up that 1958 morning for the famous “Great Day in Harlem” photo.
The revolutionary music that married swing rhythm with adventurous improvisation. Hear it from the masters.
Best of 2009
The best jazz of 2009. Compiled with the guidance of more than 15 critics’ year-end lists.
Blue Note Channel
Celebrate the recorded legacy of jazz’s greatest record company, which turned 70 in 2009.
The best in Brazilian jazz, from Brazilian masters and younger purveyors of the style from all over the world.
Songs by Porter, Gershwin, Sondheim and more -- all as performed by jazz artists.
Chicago Jazz Fest 2010
Playing music by the many wonderful artists, local and national, who performed at this year’s fest.
Composers: Duke Ellington
Hear the timeless music of Ellington and collaborator Billy Strayhorn performed by artists from every era.
Experimental jazz from recent years. Not Avant-Garde, not Straight-Ahead. The Bad Plus, Jason Moran, more.
An enormous and diverse collection of jazz from the last decade.
Decade: The 40s
The decade when swing was king, that is, until it was dethroned by the unstoppable force of bebop.
Decade: The 50s
Considered by many to be jazz’s finest hour. Bebop, hard bop, cool jazz, and beginnings of post-bop.
Decade: The 60s
A time of change and innovation. Post-bop, free jazz, early fusion and everything in between.
Decade: The 70s
The decade when present-day jazz giants got started. Fusion was king, but boppers were still making music.
Decade: The 90s
Exciting new voices and elder statesmen in their later years.
Detroit Jazz Festival 2010
Playing music by the dozens of great jazz artists who played at this year’s Detroit Jazz Festival.
The future of jazz! Hear undiscovered young talent alongside recent success stories from the under-40 crowd.
Hear one of jazz music's most under-appreciated instruments: the vibraphone.
Funky tunes from greats like Herbie and Cannonball as well as modern groove masters like Charlie Hunter.
From smooth to bop, instrumental to vocal, jazz musicians of all types play timeless Holiday tunes.
A remarkable fusion of styles: groove jazz, jazz-rock, world fusion, and modern innovations.
From “Manteca” to Michel Camilo, nothing but great Latin Jazz. Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, fusion, and more.
The best in mainstream jazz from the last three decades. Breckers, Marsalises, and plenty of new releases.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2010
Music by the jazzers who performed at 2010’s NOLA Fest.
Stay up to date on the newest jazz. Featuring nothing but great jazz from the last 7 months.
There is jazz after bop! Hear a wide, wide range of modern jazz, from free jazz to post-bop and fusion.
Nothin' But the Blues
Hear hundreds of different jazz interpretations of the classic twelve bar blues.
Jazz before bop: swing, Dixieland and classic jazz, including Jelly Roll Morton and Coleman Hawkins.
Nothing but great jazz by musicians who call the Windy City home, veterans and young locals alike.
From Straight-Ahead to Avant-Garde, hear all the wonderful jazz Europe has to offer.
Regions: Modern West Coast
West Coast jazz beyond the cool school of the 50’s and 60’s. From Nels Cline to Tierney Sutton.
Regions: New Orleans
Traditional and progressive, swingin’ and funky, hear all types of great NOLA jazz.
Regions: New York
Newer jazz created in the mecca of the jazz world, New York City.
SFJazz 2010 Channel
Music by the diverse lineup of artists playing in SFJazz’s eclectic Spring season.
A handpicked playlist of AccuJazz program director Lucas Gillan’s favorite new jazz releases.
Where jazz and classical meet. Sophisticated concert music, gorgeous “jazz with strings,” and more.
Women of Jazz
Hear everything from classic recordings by Ella and Billie to the innovative sounds of Regina Carter and Nicole Mitchell.