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PBS to Broadcast Weekly Jazz Program

Better late than never, right? Because after 40 years, there is finally a national weekly television series focusing exclusively on jazz.

The PBS series Legends of Jazz will be hosted by Ramsey Lewis and will debut on June 16 with an hour-long special showcasing the winners of this year’s National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters Award. The 13 weekly 30-minute episodes will begin their season this fall.

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