Jazz In the New Millennium features the artists who are keeping the music alive and well in the 21st Century, from living legends Wayne Shorter and Charles Lloyd, prime-time players Branford Marsalis and Jason Moran and rising stars Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding. Each one-hour program focuses on an individual artist, presenting their music in a historical context that is both musically enriching and educational.
Host Rick Mitchell is a longtime music journalist and radio programmer living in Houston, Texas. He is the author of the book Jazz In the New Millennium: Live and Well, published in 2014 in partnership with Da Camera of Houston. The program is produced at Houston's Lamar High School, with engineers Andre Cafcalas and Mark Garza. It is made possible in part by the African American Public Radio Consortium/AAPRC.