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Celebrate The Best Jazz Of 2019!

Since 2014, we've gathered some of our heaviest hitters in the jazz world to talk about the year in jazz. From concept albums to masked musicians to tunes unlike anything you've ever heard, enjoy some great songs from this last crazy trip around the sun!

Here's the playlist, in order of appearance:

What've you been tapping your feet to? Email Colin@ctpublic.org, or tweet @wnprcolin.


  • Jen Allen - pianist, composer, arranger and educator, and visiting faculty at Trinity College and Bennington College
  • Gene Seymour - critic-reviewer for hire, writing pieces for CNN.com's Opinion section, also contributes essays to BookForum & The Baffler
  • Noah Baerman - pianist, composer, educator, and founder & Artistic Director of the nonprofit Resonant Motion. He also directs the Jazz Ensemble at Wesleyan University

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Colin McEnroe is a radio host, newspaper columnist, magazine writer, author, playwright, lecturer, moderator, college instructor and occasional singer. Colin can be reached at colin@ctpublic.org.
Chion Wolf is the host of Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public.

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