Newport Jazz Festival: Three Clarinets Live

Airs Tuesday, March 12 at 9 p.m.  The name of the band refers to Ken Peplowski, a Swing-era specialist; Evan Christopher, a living historian of the New Orleans Creole clarinet; and Anat Cohen — what doesn't she do? They're not the only ones on stage, of course — they'll be backed by a band which knows the time-honored and broad-shouldered methods of swing. This reedy convocation on the state of the clarinet today was put together for Newport, and — on the birthday anniversary of Louis Armstrong — was filled with ad lib fireworks.

 The Band:     Ken Peplowski, clarinet    Evan Christopher, clarinet    Anat Cohen, clarinet    Howard Alden, guitar    Ehud Asherie, piano    Greg Cohen, bass    Joey Baron, drums    Lewis Nash, drums This concert is made possible by NPR Music and was recorded at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.