Hosted by multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Christian McBride, Jazz Night in America presents content from across the nation on multiple platforms.
On the radio, hear storytelling around amazing concert performances including the artists, the venues, the fans, and the larger dynamics at play. Then watch 30 minute documentary-enhanced concert performances along with 3 minute snackable documentary video shorts on the NPR Music site. JNIA is a rich presentation of the uniquely American art form that strives to 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.