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The Checkout

Simon Rentner
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Voted "Best Jazz Podcast" in the JazzTimes Critics' Poll for four consecutive years, The Checkout championed the music we call jazz — along the trend lines and on its outer edges. Hosted, produced and curated by Simon Rentner, the show focused on the compelling personal narratives behind today's most exciting artists.Check out the rest of our line up at WBGO Studios.


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Latest Episodes

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4.8 out of 5 stars from 80 ratings
  • The Checkout Introduces Listeners to a Variety of Artists

    I look forward to each edition of The Checkout. Host Simon Rentner always has an interesting guess with some great music. My favorite part of the show is that the musical guests do not meet some narrow definition of jazz. I am not interested in if it is or is not jazz, but I am interested in the musicians thoughts on composition and to the new music which I otherwise may not be exposed. Thank you Mr. Rentner and WBGO!

    Apple Podcasts
    Riddim Man
    United Statesa year ago
  • The best jazz podcast

    If you don't just want to visit music form the past, and you love jazz (however it's defined) then this is the best podcast for you. Stay up to date with what's going on and enjoy the professional, passionate and informed work of SImon Rentner and his team. This is my must-listen podcast.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom2 years ago
  • Fantastic listening

    Excellent podcast with a wide ranging focus on jazz music. Doesn’t focus on only one area but takes a very welcome broad view. Lots of interesting guests and discussions and great music as well.

    Apple Podcasts
    Rob s., JD, MBA
    United States2 years ago
  • Check out The Checkout, you will be happy!

    An entire other world of jazz has been illuminated. Amazing show! Keep up the good work and especially thanks for supporting the jazz community fund raising the way you do. A lot of musicians and artists will benefit from your efforts.

    Apple Podcasts
    le boulanger de minuit
    United States2 years ago
  • Love

    This delivers on all accounts. Beautiful music that never fails to peak my interest, open my way of thinking, and inspires me to explore new cultures through genuine artistry. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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