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BJ Jansen: Finding Common Ground With A Bari Saxophone

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

Baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen talks with Bonnie Johnson about his new album, and tenth recording project, Common Ground. The composer, educator, bandleader makes his Boston debut with featured artists including Duane Eubanks on trumpet, Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone, and Zaccai Curtis on piano at Scullers Jazz Club, Friday, August 18, 2017.

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International Colors of Jazz with JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:00pm

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



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

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

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



Photo by Richard Laird




Bob Blumenthal on Colors Of Jazz

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 1:00pm

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 1:30pm

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

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

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!

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

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

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

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

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

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.


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