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A Year in Jazz with Nate Chinen

How has the jazz world changed in 2017? What trends are we seeing and hearing in the music? And what artists should we be listening to right now? Host Nate Chinen, Director of Editorial Content at WBGO and former New York Times jazz critic, moderates a panel of leading music critics to explore these questions and more in our annual roundtable.

Our panel includes:
Giovanni Russonello, New York Times jazz critic
Michelle Mercer, author and contributor to NPR, the Wall St. Journal and New York Times.
Eugene Holley, Jr., writer, radio producer and critic who contributes to Downbeat, Publisher’s Weekly, and WNYC.

Meet the Artists:

Nate Chinen joined WBGO as the Director of Editorial Content at the start of 2017. In addition to overseeing a range of coverage at WBGO.org, he works closely with programs including Jazz Night in America and The Checkout, and contributes to a range of jazz programming on NPR. Before joining the WBGO team. Chinen spent nearly a dozen years as a jazz and pop critic for the New York Times and was a columnist for JazzTimes. He is a ten-time winner of the Helen Dance-Robert Palmer Award for Excellence in Writing, presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.