Are pop stars helping or hurting the future of jazz?
He's in his 80s. She was born in the 80s. After seven months on the road, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have wrapped up their Cheek to Cheek tour.
But questions remain: why would someone like Lady Gaga, who has been at the top of the charts, turn to a genre that's steadily been heading off of them?
For insight, Shad checks in with Jill Barber — a singer who crossed the floor from pop-folk to jazz — as well as Soraya Nadia McDonald, Washington Post arts and culture reporter.
WEB EXTRA | In the order that they were sampled on air, here are a few pop stars giving jazz a go.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform The Lady is a Tramp
Rod Stewart performs These Foolish Things.
Bob Dylan performs Full Moon and Empty Arms.
Plus, here's Never Quit Loving You by our second guest, Jill Barber.