Best Piano podcasts — Lessons, compositions, improv (Updated July 2017; image)
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
A Classical music quiz podcast: Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats.
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
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A preview of upcoming conversations and improvisations with Marian McPartland and the brightest stars from the world of jazz.
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
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Original jazz piano compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Scott Hollopeter from Grand Planc, MI
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
As the swinging pianist in the Quincy Jones Orchestra, Patti Bown (1931 – 2008) kept the music moving. In honor of her July 26 birthday, Piano Jazz remembers Bown with this encore from 1980. Bown joins host McPartland to talk about the role of women in jazz. She presents her rendition of Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and shares her Swahili love song ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Cynthia Sibitzky from Haslett, Texas.
 
Country music legend Willie Nelson and jazz guitarist Jackie King (1945 – 2016) performed and recorded together for decades. They were McPartland's guests for this unforgettable 2002 Piano Jazz. Songs include standards like "The Nearness of You" and Nelson's classic ballad, "Crazy," plus a few selections from Nelson and King's collaboration fro ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Caroline Cassil from Sutherlin, OR
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Piano Jazz remembers jazz piano master Gerald Wiggins (1922 – 2008). Born in Harlem, Wiggins began learning classical piano at a young age, but he discovered jazz through pianists Teddy Wilson and Art Tatum. In this 1992 session, Wiggins talks about some of his early professional gigs with the big bands of Benny Carter and Les Hite. He and McPa ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Deb Anderson from Robbinsdale, MN
 
Vocalist Sandy Stewart first emerged as a star on the cabaret scene during the 1960s, and her marriage to Broadway composer Moose Charlap kept her plugged into a vibrant music community. In 2005, Stewart and her son, pianist Bill Charlap, collaborated on their first album together, "Love Is Here to Stay." On this Piano Jazz from 2006, mother an ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Kristen Zoetewey from Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
This Piano Jazz remembers one of the great innovators of the bebop style—pianist Duke Jordan (1922 – 2006). He's perhaps best known for his innovative work with Charlie Parker's legendary 1947 quintet, and he played with a number of other legends including Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, and Sonny Stitt. Jordan joined McPartland in 1980 for a sessi ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is William White from Portland, OR
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
A two-time Grammy Award winner, bassist Eddie Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over five decades. He has held down rhythm sections and set the groove for some of the heavyweights of jazz—from Bill Evans to Miles Davis to Chick Corea. His masterful touch and sense of swing shine through, whether he's grooving in the background or ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Eli Robbins from Peachtree City, GA
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Pianist LeeAnn Ledgerwood studied at the Berkley College of Music alongside fellow musicians Branford Marsalis and Terrence Blanchard. She became a protégée of Marian McPartland, who encouraged her to pursue a career in jazz. She was McPartland's guest on Piano Jazz in 1990. In this session Ledgerwood shows off her keen sense of style with "I W ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is David Hempling from San Francisco, CA
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
A prolific author and jazz critic for more than half a century, Nat Hentoff (1925 – January 7, 2017) wrote for publications including the Village Voice, Down Beat, The New Yorker, and the Washington Post. For his commitment to jazz and his unique contribution to the music, Hentoff was honored in 2005 by the NEA as a Jazz Master—the first such h ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Cayce Wilkinson from Council Bluffs, IA
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
For more than thirty years, pianist and composer Joyce DiCamillo has led her own trio, which critics hail as "a compact unit that breathes almost as one." A dedicated educator, DiCamillo appears in high schools and universities around the country and is a model for women in jazz. On this Piano Jazz from 2000, she demonstrates her considerable k ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is William Beyer from Des Moines, IA
 
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Piano Jazz Shorts
 
Multiple Grammy winner, trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard carries the torch of New Orleans jazz in the tradition of the great Louis Armstrong, who shares his hometown. This spring Blanchard comes to Charleston, South Carolina, with his quintet, The E-Collective, to perform at the Spoleto Festival. In 2004 he was McPartland's guest on Pia ...…
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Mike Freiberg from Golden Valley, MN
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Sara Tillotson from Tulsa, OK
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Walt Warren from Wheeling, WV
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Roger Reynolds from Ashland, VA
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestants are Paul and Christine Hanna from Tallahassee, Florida.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Sarah Painting from South Hadley, MA
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Marc Loudon from New Orleans, Louisiana
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Daniel Swartz from Clark Summit, PA
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Christina Stone from Houston, Texas
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestants are Nancy Parton and Ron Morebello from San Diego, CA
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Mirabai Knight from New York, NY
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Lauren Cason from Greer, South Carolina.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestants are Peter and Mary-Bess Staffel from Bethany, WV
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Steven Buchtal from Honolulu, Hawaii.
 
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APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler
 
This week's contestant is Stacy Fahrion from Denver, CO
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Hristo Vitchev Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Nuance Crusaders Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Yoshio Suzuki Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Kurt Ribak Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Tim Barton Original jazz music compositions with host Mark Stevens
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
James Armani Original jazz music compositions with host Mark StevensBy Mark Stevens.
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Kurt Ribak Original jazz music compositions with host Mark StevensBy Mark Stevens.
 
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The Better Piano Podcast | Learn how to play piano | Improvise in jazz, blues, rock, pop, and classical styles | Play by ear |
 
My iTunes page Show Notes Howdy! Important! If you can see this box, you should make sure that you listen to the message starting at 37:03! I think you’ll be glad you did! On May 28, 2014, this episode will be adjusted, and this box will disappear! Today’s show notes are pretty brief. I’d like […]By James Dering.
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Trio Velocity Original jazz music compositions with host Mark StevensBy Mark Stevens.
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Mike Bardash Original jazz music compositions with host Mark StevensBy Mark Stevens.
 
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Piano And All That Jazz Podcast
 
Mikel Paul Original jazz music compositions with host Mark StevensBy Mark Stevens.
 
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The Better Piano Podcast | Learn how to play piano | Improvise in jazz, blues, rock, pop, and classical styles | Play by ear |
 
What is "reharmonization"? Find out in this content-packed interview with Dr. Dariusz Terefenko, who shares 6 techniques for reharmonizing for beginners through advanced players. Fun!By James Dering.
 
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The Better Piano Podcast | Learn how to play piano | Improvise in jazz, blues, rock, pop, and classical styles | Play by ear |
 
My iTunes page Show Notes Do you know what a motive is? A motive is a small fragment of a melody, something akin to a commonly used phrase, in speech. Why should you care? Because motives are awesome. Motives are small “ingredients” that play an extremely important role in improvisation and composition. A lot of […]…
 
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The Better Piano Podcast | Learn how to play piano | Improvise in jazz, blues, rock, pop, and classical styles | Play by ear |
 
It's time for more fun with the blues scale! This time we hit it from the advanced player's point of view. As usual, there's lots to talk about. There wasn't nearly enough time to cover everything, but you'll still come away from this episode with lots of great ideas.By James Dering.
 
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The Better Piano Podcast | Learn how to play piano | Improvise in jazz, blues, rock, pop, and classical styles | Play by ear |
 
This episode is loaded with some of my absolute best tips for using the blues scale. If you've found yourself saying "I know the notes, but what do I DO with this thing, exactly?" then you're in the right place!By James Dering.
 
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