Jason Marsalis

Airs Thursday, November 5, at 8 p.m. The many victorious performances made by Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly added timeless examples of small group jazz to a tradition that developed in the wake of the bebop movement of the 1940s. Working together, the three artists achieved a poetic level of expression that was as playful and tender as it was distinctive and mysterious.

Airs Thursday, September 17, 8 p.m. While most jazz piano trios have the piano front and center, there is one trio in which all members share equally in shaping the direction of the music. The Marcus Roberts Trio, made up of Roberts on piano, Rodney Jordan on bass and Jason Marsalis on drums, does so with lighting quick musical reflexes and creative imaginations, and with an almost telepathic communication on the stage. In this episode, we listen to a 2015 concert given by the Marcus Roberts Trio at the Charles H. Morris Center. 

Airs Monday, March 10 at 8 p.m.  Join us this week for the next program from the New Orleans Jazz Festival showcasing highlights from the 2013 festival. Tonight, contemporary jazz will be featured The Cooker, Irvin Mayfield, and Jason Marsalis plus more.