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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: 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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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...

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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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 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...
An Evening with Roger Ingram

An Evening with Roger Ingram

They came to hear one of the masters.  High School musicians, old-school jazz players and everything in between from all over the Philadelphia area. ...

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...

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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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...