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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!

Jazz With Pepper Hosts Pat Martino

On Wednesday, February 11th, the Jazz With Pepper series continued with a visit from guitar legend Pat Martino.  Eager musicians of all ages filled the...

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...

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

Launched in 2002 by the National Museum of American History, a division of the Smithsonian Institute, Jazz Appreciation Month celebrates the first all-American art...
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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...
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Six Essential Videos for Roger Ingram Fans

Here we have a fantastic selection of videos from Pepper's interview with jazz trumpet legend Roger Ingram.  Listen to Ingram talk about his new...

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...

Pat Martino: Here and Now

When hearing about the prospect of meeting and interviewing Pat Martino, all we could think about here at Pepper was how much we love...

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...

Music in the Air: Outdoor Jazz

Our celebration of summer music festivals continues with a genre many don't associate with beautiful scenery and fresh air: jazz music. Although a dark...