Christian McBride Pandemic Strikes Jazz Community By Christian McBride • May 22, 2020 Lee Konitz, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ellis Marsalis, Wallace Roney and Henry Grimes are just a few of the jazz greats who have died in recent months from complications due to the coronavirus. Hear WBGO and Jazz Night in America's Christian McBride talk to about the toll the pandemic has taken on the jazz community, and read WBGO's Nate Chinen on the pain of grieving lost musicians during Jazz Appreciation Month in April. 'Smile' With A Performance By Pianist Monty Alexander And Bassist Ray Brown By Christian McBride & Trevor Smith • Apr 23, 2020 On this episode of Jazz Night in America, we check out a concert from the archives that I just had to take a listen to. It features one of the greatest pianists ever, Monty Alexander, and my mentor and hero, the late bassist Ray Brown. A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke By Audie Cornish, Christian McBride & Noah Caldwell • Feb 22, 2019 This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.