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WITF Music: All Without Words

Inspired by the vocalizations of his non-verbal autistic son, a composer turns struggle and joy into music.

By Joe Ulrich

International Jazz Day

A look back at 10 years of historic International Jazz Day concerts featuring dozens of music icons. Watch unforgettable performances by Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Hugh Masekela and many more.

By Fred Vigeant

WITF Music: Cathy Chemi and Steve Rudolph

Cathi Chemi and Steve Rudolph are staples of the Central Pennsylvania jazz community. Their involvement with the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz has helped promote jazz throughout the region.

By Joe Ulrich

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WITF Music: Ronnie Waters and Jimmy Wood

Harrisburg jazz musicians Jimmy Wood and Ronnie Waters take us back to the capitol city’s jazz scene when they were kids and budding musicians. They recall how music helped to overcome racism and look ahead to the future of jazz.

By Joe Ulrich

Swingin’ with Sesame Street

Enjoy a celebration of the music of “Sesame Street” with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

By Fred Vigeant

Birth of the Cool

Discover the man behind the legend with never-before-seen footage, rare photos and new interviews.
By Fred Vigeant

Philly free jazz pioneers Sounds of Liberation reunite with new album

Newly issued and reissued tracks by the seven-member ensemble Sounds of Liberation are available on the revamped Dogtown Records in collaboration with Brewerytown Beats Records.

By Jennifer Lynn/WHYY

A famous war photo of a Vietnamese girl inspired his music. At last, he performed it for her live

Dr. Kim Phuc — now a physician and peace activist living in Canada — attended a special tribute performance of Hannibal Lokumbe’s work at the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral in University City.

By Emily Scott/WHYY

YAM YAM

By Joe Ulrich