Jnennifer Pickering

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Founder and director of LEAF Community Arts

For Jennifer Pickering, all art is both local and global and LEAF is that philosophy in action.


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Photo by John Peden

Guitarist and 2018 NEA Jazz Master

Guitarist and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Pat Metheny creates music that challenges easy description: he can play free jazz (as he did with Ornette Coleman in Song X) as well as acoustic guitar and pretty much everything in-between. In this tune-filled podcast, we talk to Pat Metheny about the music he plays, the people he’s played with and making the music you want while making a career in music.


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Photo by Carol Friedman

Pianist and 2108 NEA Jazz Master

Uncovering new dimensions of music.


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Photo by Jerris Madison

Vocalist and 2018 NEA Jazz Master

Making music without boundaries.


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Photo by Bill Phelps

Rapper, Singer, and Writer

Finding the intersection of science and love.


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Photo by Gretjen Helene

Singer and musician

Embracing and reinterpreting Ladino  music.

Watch the video Una Noche Al Borde De La Mar.



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Photo by Mike Wolforth

2016 National Heritage Fellow and Dakota flute player and maker

Reinvigorating a traditional First Nation art


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Photo by John Abbott

1983 NEA Jazz Master and 2010 National Medal of Arts recipient

The great tenor saxophonist reflects on his life in music.


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Photo by Bibiana Huang Matheis

2017 National Heritage Fellow and Blues Harmonica Player

Bringing It All Home.


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Photo by Frances McLaughlin-Gill

2017 NEA Jazz Master

Celebrated by his son Fitz Gitler