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Jack DeJohnette

Photo by Dion Ogust

2012 NEA Jazz Master

Part 2: The 2012 Jazz Master discusses his approach to music. [23:57]

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Jack DeJohnette

Photo by Dion Ogust

2012 NEA Jazz Master

Part 1: Legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette talks about his early career. [31:53]

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Aaron Diehl

Photo by John Abbott

Jazz pianist

The gifted 26-year-old pianist talks about making a career in jazz. [29:07]

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Jimmy Owens

Photo © 2011 Stephanie Myers. All rights reserved.

2012 NEA Jazz Master

Trumpeter and flugelhorn player, composer, arranger, educator, and advocate Jimmy Owens talks about his life in jazz. [34:24]

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Jimmy Heath

Photo by Tom Pich

2003 NEA Jazz Master

Saxophonist, composer and arranger Jimmy Heath talks about his storied career and some of the jazz greats he’s played with. [33:05]

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Kerry Henderson

Photo courtesy the of Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

Baritone, Executive Director of the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice

Kerry Henderson talks about co-creating a festival from scratch in a small mountain town with little money and a lot of help from friends and neighbors. [25:31]

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Simon Shaheen

Photo by Alan Govenar

1994 NEA National Heritage Fellow

Violinist and oud player Simon Shaheen discusses his merging of Arab and western musical traditions. [27:23]

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Led Kaapana

Photo by Marsha Forsythe

2011 National Heritage Fellow

Slack key guitar master Led Kaapana talks about making music the Hawaiian way. [27:19]

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Wesley Stace (AKA John Wesley Harding)

Photo c. Lizzie Himmel

Songwriter, novelist

A conversation with songwriter/novelist Wesley Stace who performs under the stage name, John Wesley Harding. [29:24]

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Roy and PJ Hirabayashi

Photo by Mel Higashi

2011 National Heritage Fellows

Co-founders of San Jose Taiko, Roy and PJ Hirabayashi talk about the importance of this traditional art in the Asian American community. [28:34]

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