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International Colors of Jazz with JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL

Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Jazztopad Festival of Wroclaw, Poland has organized satellite editions of its global jazz event all over the world, including Japan, Turkey and South Korea among others. For over 10 years, the festival has been commissioning music from some of the most important American jazz artists including Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, William Parker, Vijay Iyer and Terence Blanchard.

Centennial Birthday for Ella Fitzgerald with Laurie Dapice

Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Host Bonnie Johnson talks with jazz vocalist Laurie Dapice in advance of her live performance celebrating 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald at Zinc Bar NYC. Dapice takes the stage on Monday, May 8th, joined by vocalists Amy London and Marion Cowings.  Posted by bonnie@wicn.org

 

 

File photos courtesy of Ms. Dapice ~ from top left Ella Fitzgerald & Marion Cowings; bottom left Amy London & Laurie Dapice

 

 

#JazzDay Celebration With "Jazz Child" Sheila Jordan

Date: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Program: 

International Jazz Day takes place each year on April 30th. Today we'll celebrate with special guest, NEA Jazz Master, vocalist, educator Sheila Jordan. On Friday, May 5, 2017 she performs two shows as headliner of the Thelonious Monkfish Jazz Festival accompanied by the Yoko Miwa Trio, then teaches a master class on Saturday. Posted by bonnie@wicn.org

 

 

Photo by Richard Laird

 

 

 

Bob Blumenthal on Colors Of Jazz

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Meet jazz critic Bob Bluementhal when the Grammy-award winning journalist joins Bonnie Johnson for Jazz Appreciation Month. Tune in at 1pm.

Vijay Iyer: Set to "Break Stuff" in Sextet

Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:30pm
Program: 

Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, educator Vijay Iyer talks with Bonnie Johnson in advance of his March 9th Celebrity Series concert at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA. Iyer was named DownBeat Magazine's 2015 Artist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, a professor at Harvard University and an artistic director at Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity.

Carmen Lundy: Journey to Code Noir and An African-American Songbook

Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:30pm
Program: 

Celebrate Women's History Month with the jazz vocalist, composer, arranger, educator, actress and visual artist Carmen Lundy. She returns to Scullers Jazz Club on Friday night to celebrate the release of her 15th album Code Noir (Afrasia 2017). Among her performance, collaborations and recordings, Ms. Lundy is featured on Terri Lyne Carrington's GRAMMY winning Mosaic Project.

Regina Carter: Simply Ella, Celebrating 100 Years!

Date: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Virtuoso jazz violinist Regina Carter talks with Bonnie Johnson about her upcoming album, Ella: Accentuate the Positive (Sony Masterworks) and current touring program, "Simply Ella".  Ms. Carter interprets music from Ella Fitzgerald's songbook with her violin in celebration of the 100th birthday of the "First Lady Of Song".

Jazz Guitar, 91 Candles and Next Gen Big Band: Bucky Pizzarelli with PJ Rasmussen

Date: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Jazz guitarist, composer, band leader PJ Rasmussen talks with Bonnie Johnson and is joined by mentor Bucky Pizzarelli to celebrate his 91st birthday and the legacy of music that they share. At twenty five years young, Rasmussen is founder of the Boardwalk Jazz Band.

Mara Rosenbloom Trio Rooted In Prairie Burn

Date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
Program: 

Brooklyn-based pianist, composer, and bandleader Mara Rosenbloom talks with host Bonnie Johnson about her new release Prairie Burn (Fresh Sound New Talent Records). The trio, including Sean Conly on bass and Chad Taylor on drums, performs their final concert for 2016 on Thursday, December 15th at Greenwich House NYC in the 5th Anniversary Sound It Out Concert Series. Ms.

Jazz Legends For Disability Pride

Date: 
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
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Jazz pianist/organist, composer Mike Ledonne talks with host Bonnie Johnson about "Disability Pride NYC", a non-profit organization he started to create a parade and pride day dedicated to celebrating people with disabilities.

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