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JazzSet Forecast

NPR is cutting its jazz programming steadily and surely, but singer Dee Dee Bridgewater’s JazzSet program (formerly hosted by Branford Marsalis) has survived the ruthless jazz-axe and continues bringing live concerts by some of jazz’s finest artists to NPR-listening jazz fans. And while you could mosey on over to for a look at what’s to come on the weekly radio show, we’d like to spare you the mouse click. This listing doesn’t include air times because they vary depending on your local NPR station, so you might have to put that mouse into action and visit to find your station’s Web site and check your local listing.


Week of Feb. 9 (this week): Jon Hendricks in Paris

Feb. 16: Caribbean Jazz Project, James Williams, Ben E. King at Birdland

Feb. 23: Carnegie Hall Jazz Band Plays the Music of Jerome Kern


Week of Mar. 3: Kennedy Center Jazz Calle 54 celebration (Paquito D’Rivera Chano Dominguez and others)

Mar. 10: Virginia Mayhew at Filoli Jazz

Mar. 17: Dee Dee Bridgewater at Iridium

Mar. 24: Birthday tribute for the late Thad Jones


Week of Apr. 7: Regina Carter at Monterey

Apr. 14: LaVerne Butler and Peter Martin at the Kennedy Center Jazz Club

Apr. 21: Los Hombres Calientes at the 13th Annual San Jose Jazz Festival

Apr. 28: Highlights of the 20th Anniversary SF Jazz Festival

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