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February 26, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · She comes from Israel, lives in the U.S. and has a deep affinity for Brazilian music — especially the improvisatory instrumental music known as choro. The clarinetist leads a new quartet in concert.
 

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February 23, 2015 | NPR · At the 9:30 Club, the band obliterated its own timeline by demonstrating a catalog that is always present, always on fire.
 

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February 19, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The pianist rose to prominence as a gifted performer, becoming a mentor and tutor to many. Some of his students are now in his new band, which performs early classics and a new suite written for them.
 

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February 18, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · “This is our house,” says the artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center, introducing his long-running trio. The pianist plays the music of Fats Waller and other surprises.
 

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February 17, 2015 | NPR · The band strips down its electronic sound with the aid of a spaghetti strainer and a paint bucket. Watch Until The Ribbon Breaks perform four songs from this year’s A Lesson Unlearnt.
 

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February 4, 2015 | WQXR · Hear the beloved baritone sing a fascinating program that mixes German Romanticism with a cornucopia of American songs, including a world premiere from Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon.
 

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February 4, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The Washington, D.C. area trombonist and composer plays jazz with an island accent, where hard bop vocabulary meets Caribbean rhythms. He previews his next album, Spiritual Awakening, in concert.
 

WGBH
February 3, 2015 | WGBH · Watch part of the Boston band’s boisterous and engaging hometown set last fall.
 

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January 29, 2015 | WBGO+JAZZ.org · The monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific tenor saxophonist returned to New York this winter to present a four-clarinet summit and a new trio with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.
 

 

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