As a child in Azerbaijan, Amina Figarova loved the piano at first sight. She would arrange all her dolls around her and play for them. "Nobody could stop me," she told an interviewer at All About Jazz. "I would sit and play and play." Figarova studied classical music and heard jazz at home, especially Herbie Hancock.

Live At The 2012 Newport Jazz Festival

Jul 9, 2012

Since 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival has brought live music to seaside New England. This year, you can see it even if you can't be there: NPR Music returns to the Newport Jazz Festival for a live video webcast and recording on August 4-5, 2012.

Bob Parlocha's Playlist

Jun 21, 2012

Bob Parlocha's current playlist can be found at the Jazz Satellite Network at:


Jazz Musician Cleve Eaton Reflects on His Music

May 26, 2009

Tuscaloosa, Al – Once known as Count Basie's bassist, bass player Cleveland Eaton has been making his mark on the music industry for more than fifty years. The Fairfield native takes a look back at his musical career with reporter Alisa Beckwith-Ayilliath.