American Routes explores the shared and individual musical threads that contribute to the great diversity of American culture, from blues to Cajun, Tejano to jazz, country to soul and all the stops in between.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals of Now and Yore: Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Herlin Riley, Celia Cruz, Lee Konitz, Topsy Chapman & More

This week on American Routes, we're celebrating the long running New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival with songs and interviews from the performers that make the festival happen. We hear from longtime local favorites, like chanteuse Topsy Chapman and funk drummer Herlin Riley, as well as perennial visitors and jazz titans, McCoy Tyner and Sonny… read more

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