2015

Although 2015 produced arguably fewer big headlines in classical music than its predecessors, there were still surprising stories.

WRTI's Bob Craig has his picks of the top big band tunes released in 2015. Here's his list!

In Memoriam 2015

Dec 30, 2015

Many musical voices fell silent in 2015. We lost soul singers and opera stars, blues and folk guitarists, saxophonists and percussionists, plus composers, conductors, producers, and other visionaries. Explore their musical legacies here.


Diane Charlemagne

Feb. 22, 1964 — Oct. 28, 2015

The 2015 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Dec 21, 2015

Maria Schneider and Rudresh Mahanthappa share top honors in the 2015 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll.
Briene Lermitte/Jimmy Katz / Courtesy of the artists