Jazz Night In America
Thurdays at 8 PM
Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America presents content on multiple platforms and from across the nation to share this uniquely American art form and reinvigorate public media jazz programming for audiences today.
The program features storytelling with concert performances, connecting jazz enthusiasts and potential new fans with artists and venues -- and each other -- through weekly, one-hour broadcasts and an array of 26 live signature videocasts and on-demand video of jazz events from today's great artists and venues.
It brings jazz fans together online via chat rooms during concerts and through social media, encouraging a deeper conversation with musicians, representatives of arts organizations and the major institutions of the jazz world, and arts educators in their community.
Jazz Night in America will also be regularly featured on NPR newsmagazines, including artist profiles, features, and interviews.
Katie Simon, formerly of StoryCorps, is Jazz Night in America's senior producer. While at StoryCorps, Katie's team was awarded two George Foster Peabody Awards, a duPont Award and an Emmy Nomination for News and Documentary short films. The culture of jazz is about storytelling -- connecting the past with the present -- and Katie is intimately familiar with finding great stories told in the first person. She was also an intern on JazzSet and has produced segments on Toast of the Nation, so Jazz Night in America brings together two of her passions -- telling stories and jazz.