Great Free Jazz Podcasts

Subscribe free to top jazz podcasts at iTunes:

(No iPod needed; just download iTunes for free (Mac or PC) at "iTunes download") and use this to play the podcast via your computer.

Conversations With Christian (McBride) podcast
One of Christian McBride's projects for 2009 is to have conversations with key jazz players and then produce a duo recording session with each. A Mack Avenue release of selected material is planned for later in 2009. The free podcasts present both audio and video material. Chick Corea, Roy Hargrove, Hank Jones, Anjelique Kidjo so far......

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Christian McBride - Conversations with Christian

Wynton Marsalis podcast
Video podcast series now in over 100 episodes. A major insight into the great trumpeter's work, including extensive HD footage of band rehearsals, master class footage, concert footage, album trailers, spoken word, pdf samplers of written work

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Wynton Marsalis - Wynton Marsalis - Podcast free

Brad Mehldau podcast
Podcast series by the influential pianist. Includes videos of Brad Mehldau playing "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", "Still Crazy After All These Years", "Exit Music" and "Riverman". Also includes promo video for "Largo" and audio interviews (also including Pat Metheny) on Metheny Mehldau "Quartet" and "Metheny Mehldau"

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Brad Mehldau Podcasts free

Pat Metheny: About The Music podcast
Audio podcast series in which Pat Metheny discusses his major albums including "Day Trip", "Night Away", 'Secret Story', 'We Live Here", "Metheny Mehldau "Quartet" and "Metheny Mehldau"

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Pat Metheny - About The Music free

The Traneumentary podcast
Audio podcast series interviewing jazz greats on their recollections of John Coltrane. A major resource; now completed with episode 33. Presents interviews on John Coltrane's music with many jazz greats including McCoy Tyner, Charles Tolliver, Sonny Rollins, Steve Kuhn, Jimmy Cobb, Joshua Redman, Joe Lovano and many more.

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John Coltrane - The Traneumentary

NEW! Judy Carmichael - Jazz Inspired podcast
Judy Carmichael's series of one hour audio podcasts explores in interviews with jazz musicians what inspires them, how the creative process works for them and what music they like. Available in 172 episodes and running!

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Judy Carmichael - Jazz Inspired free

NEW! Jazztime With Don podcast
Audio podcast series of long running Aspen Public Radio radio show with Don Voltmer. Three hours of music monthly, featuring jazz greats - Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie......

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NEW! We Insist!: Jazz Speaks Out podcast
WGBO podcast series on the history of jazz and its social impact, including contributions by Marcus Strickland, Terrence Blanchard......

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WBGO News - We Insist!: Jazz Speaks Out - We Insist!: Jazz Speaks Out free

NEW! Live From The PizzaExpress Jazz Club podcast
Monthly audio podcast featuring three of the artists who have appeared at the club; interviews, live music....

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The Prestige Rudy Van Gelder Remasters Series podcast
Audio podcast series in which Rudy Van Gelder selects great tracks recorded at his Englewood Cliffs studio

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Rudy Van Gelder - The Prestige Rudy Van Gelder Remasters Series free

In The Groove - Jazz and Beyond podcast
Ken Laster's weekly jazz radio show of new releases featuring groovy bop and fusion

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Ken Laster - In The Groove, Jazz and Beyond free

Jazz Library podcast
Audio podcast of BBC3 radio series in which Alyn Shipton interviews leading jazzers. Great programmes but, because of BBC liscencing restrictions, available for only one week after broadcast and only in the UK.

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BBC Radio 3 - Jazz Library free

Return To Forever: The Anthology podcast
Audio podcast series with Chick Corea talking about the reformation of Return To Forever and the band's history

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Chick Corea - Return To Forever free

Saxophone Summit: Seraphic Light podcast
Video podcast series by Bret Primack documenting the recording of the Saxophone Summit (Lovano/Liebman/Coltrane) album, "Seraphic Light"

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Telarc International Corporation - Podcast series documenting the recording of the Saxophone Summit album, Seraphic Light free

NPR Jazz Profiles Podcast
Audio podcast series featuring profiles of the top jazz performers of all time: Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Sidney Bechet, Johnny Hartman.........

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The Sonny Rollins Podcast
Video podcast series featuring interviews with Sonny Rollins on his music and career.

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Jazz Session Podcast
Weekly audio podcast series with Jason Crane interviewing up and coming jazz musicians. Now running to over 50 episodes.

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Christian McBride Podcast
Audio/video podcast series featuring Christian McBride Group

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NEW! American Jazz podcast
Audio podcast on the history of jazz. 36 one hour shows hosted by George Washington University's Dick Golden.

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NEW! Jazz Video Guy podcast
Bret Primack's behind the scenes video podcast series on jazz greats (Sonny Rollins, Joe Lovano) and those that have appreciated them (Lenny Bruce)

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NEW! The Night Passage Jazz Podcast
Renato's audio podcast featuring indie jazz performers.

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Renato - The Night Passage Jazz Podcast and Blog - The Night Passage Jazz Podcast and Blog free

iTunes Jazz Discovery podcast
Tanya Thomas highlights new developments in jazz

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Origin Records Video Podcast
Video podcast series featuring Eric Alexander, Joe Locke, Ballard Jazz Festival..........

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Origin Records Online Jazz Radio podcast
Audio podcast series featuring tracks by Ballard Jazz Festival performers and forthcoming Origin Records releases

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Avatar Studios Presents: Jazz
Audio podcast series featuring jazz produced at the NY recording studio: includes Hank Jones

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Learn Jazz Piano podcast
Paul Abrahams' audio podcast on how to play jazz piano

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Paul Abrahams - Learn Jazz Piano free

Brooklyn Jazz Underground podcast
Audio podcast interviewing members of the BJU on working in jazz in New York

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Brooklyn Jazz Underground - Brooklyn Jazz Underground PODCAST free

It's not jazz but.......

Audio podcast series featuring mandolin improvisations by Ethan Smith. Think John Fahey plays mandolin! 25 tunes so far.

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Ethan Smith - freemando free

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