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Air Date: Fri, May 20, 2016 9:00 PM
As rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll erode jazz’s audience, the music nonetheless enjoys a time of tremendous creativity. Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane scores a hit with his version of the show tune “My Favorite Things” and creates some of the most intense music in jazz history.
Air Date: Fri, May 13, 2016 9:00 PM
Jazz splinters into different camps: white and black, cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. Trumpeter Miles Davis becomes the most influential musician of his generation.
Air Date: Fri, May 6, 2016 9:00 PM
The infectious music of the swing bands sets the mood for soldiers going off to fight in World War II. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and alto saxophonist Charlie Parker take jazz in startling new directions with their complex music called bebop.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 9:00 PM
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz – the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present.   Swing: The Velocity of Celebration (1937-1939) As the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 15, 2016 9:00 PM
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz – the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present.   Swing: Pure Pleasure (1935-1937) Big band jazz – swing – becomes the most popular music in America.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 11:00 PM
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz – the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present.   The True Welcome (1929-1935) Amid the Depression, the Lindy Hop begins to catch on at dance halls.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 9:00 PM
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz – the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 1, 2016 10:30 PM
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz – the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present.
Air Date: Fri, Apr 1, 2016 9:00 PM
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns tells the story of jazz – the quintessential American art form. The 10-part series follows the growth and development of jazz music from its beginnings to the present.