Elvis Costello

Airs Monday, September 1 at 11 p.m. From the Jazz Foundation of America’s "A Great Night in Harlem," this gala event benefits the Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund that offers support for veteran musicians and ensuring living expenses are always covered. Highlights from the 2013 concert are featured here in a program hosted by Jeff Duperon. The highlights include performances by Macy Gray, Nicholas Payton, Henry Butler, Jonathon Batiste, John Hunter, Elvis Costello, and many others, with a special appearance by Morgan Freeman. 

Airs Monday, August 26 at 9 p.m.  We remember host Marian McPartland with a memorial program. For more than thirty years, composer and pianist Marian McPartland brought jazz into the homes of public radio listeners through her interviews and duets with some of the greatest musicians in the world. She composed piano pieces that have entered the jazz repertoire and songs—with lyrics by such stars as Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, and Peggy Lee—that are considered part of the Great American Songbook. This program is hosted by Marian's longtime friend Murray Horowitz and features Marian's original compositions and musical collaborations with Sarah Vaughan, Karrin Allison, Thad Jones, Elvis Costello, and more.