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Explore the rich history and influence of jazz music with J. W. Pepper. Watch insightful interviews and videos with living jazz legends too!

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Jazz 100: Christian McBride and the Future of Jazz

In the orchestral world, the bass section is often underappreciated, being relegated to the back of the ensemble and assigned the vital yet rarely...
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Jazz 100: Jazz History Hot Spots for Your Bucket List

Throughout 2017, Pepper has joined the musical world in celebrating 100 years of recorded jazz. An integral part of our national history, jazz music...

Jazz 100: Arturo Sandoval – Bringing Latin Jazz to the World

Ten-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval has seen his beloved Latin jazz rise from local tradition to worldwide sensation. Pepper was honored to speak with...

Jazz 100: Eddie Palmieri – Keeper of the Flame

Eddie Palmieri is a pioneer of Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz music. One of the greats, alongside contemporaries Paquito D’Rivera and Arturo Sandoval, Palmieri has...
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Jazz 100: Advice from Legends

"God gave everybody a little bit of talent. What are you going to do with that little talent that God gave you?" - Arturo...

Jazz 100: Centennial Birthdays

The year 1917 was monumental in jazz history, but not just because it was the year of the first official jazz recording. Some of the...
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Jazz 100: The Influence of Jazz

Stylistically and culturally, jazz music has had an enormous impact on American music, influencing many of the most beloved musical minds of our time....

Jazz 100: A Century of Recorded Jazz

Jazz is widely considered the first purely American musical art form, and with good reason. Nothing epitomizes the nature of our nation quite as...
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Bringing Jazz to the Next Generation

Jazz has long been known as the first all-American art form. It is, in many ways, both a metaphor for and an example of...