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NPR Develops Multiplatform Jazz Programming

“Jazz Night in America” provides audio, video and online content

NPR, jazz-specialty station WBGO(FM) and Jazz at Lincoln Center are working together to develop “Jazz Night in America.”

“Jazz Night in America” is more than just a weekly hour-long radio program featuring modern jazz performances. It is a multiplatform content provider. It offers video, webcasts, podcasts, blogs and other content.

A release explains, “The program features hand-picked performances from across the country, woven with the colorful stories of the artists behind them. Its online hub will also offer a season of 26 signature concert video-casts from clubs and festivals around the country, on-demand video and audio performances, and interviews from today’s great jazz artists.”

In addition, NPR station WXPN(FM) in Philadelphia is planning related live events while NPR news programming contributes jazz-oriented stories.

Managing and Artistic Director for Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis said, “We are excited to join forces with our longtime friends and collaborators NPR and WBGO — institutions that have been dedicated to jazz and represent the highest standards of broadcasting excellence.”

Jazz artist Christian McBride is the host for the “Jazz Night in America” radio shows.