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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.

"Sounds Of Summer" with John Beasley's MONKestra

Date: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Host Bonnie Johnson continues her "Sounds of Summer" series with pianist, composer, and arranger John Beasley about his new release  MONK’estra, Volume 1 (Mack Avenue Records). The GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-nominated bandleader will take his 15-piece big band out on a European tour in anticipation of Thelonious Monk's imminent centennial in 2017. Reimagining Monk's Legacy, they'll celebrate the CD release live at Jazz Standard in New York City on August 18-21, 2016.

"Sounds Of Summer" with Carlos Averhoff, Jr & Iresi

Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
Program: 

Tenor Saxophonist, Afro-Cuban jazz composer and educator Carlos Averhoff, Jr. visits Bonnie Johnson in advance of his "Iresi Curtain Call Concert" . Following his father's legacy, the second generation saxophonist, Latin GRAMMY nominated Averhoff, Jr will lead his trio at Regatta Bar in Cambridge on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

"Sounds Of Summer" with Kenny Barron: Lyrically Driven

Date: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
Program: 

Philadelphia native, pianist, composer, educator Kenny Barron talks with Bonnie Johnson about his career, latest trio album "Book Of Intuition" (Impulse, 2016), and world tour travel from Warsaw, Poland to Newport and home again.  Among numerous accolades, multi-GRAMMY nominated Barron was named NEA JAZZMASTER in 2010, pianist of the year six times by the Jazz Journalists Association and highlighted as WICN's Artist of the Month in June.  He plays Montreal Jazz Festival

"Sounds of Summer" with Jazztopad Festival:The American Edition

Date: 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
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Artistic Director and performing arts influencer Piotr Turkiewicz talks with Bonnie Johnson about the JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL and it's 2nd Annual U.S.

Assaf Kehati: Next Generation Jazz Guitaring

Date: 
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Israeli born jazz guitarist and composer Assaf Kehati brings lyricism and hard swing to his musical storytelling. Kehati came to the United States in pursuit of an advance degree at Boston's New England Conservatory.  Since then, he has released three albums, presented masterclass videos for Jazz Guitar Society and traveled the world accompanying jazz luminaries from Anat Cohen and Donny McCaslin to Victor Lewis and Billy Hart.

"On The Crosswalk" Yngvil Vatn Gutto

Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Norwegian – born musician and composer Yngvil is a spirited, multi-talented stage performer and band leader. Yngvil plays the trumpet, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and willow flute - a Norwegian overtone instrument - and occasionally breaks into song. Don't miss his session with Julie Lavender on this week's edition of DreamFarm Cafe Radio!

Catherine Russell: Live at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 6:00pm

Catherine Russell is known for her work with Steely Dan and David Bowie, but also as an interpreter of blues and early jazz. For this episode of Jazz Night in America, Catherine Russell assembles a vocal trio to perform unearthed arrangements of originally written by Sy Oliver. Russell speaks with host Christian McBride about the origin of Oliver’s charts, and memories of her mother, multi-instrumentalist Carline Ray, who collaborated with Sy Oliver over thirty years ago on the very music she features this hour.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: 50 Years of Mondays

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

In 1965, the trumpeter, composer and arranger Thad Jones and the drummer Mel Lewis found themselves with a book of big-band music originally intended for the Count Basie Orchestra — and nobody to perform it. So they made their own. They handpicked some of New York's top talent and called rehearsals on Monday nights, when the studio musicians could actually make it. And by the time they debuted on a Monday in February 1966 at the famed Village Vanguard, they were already a force to be reckoned with — soon to become the most influential big band of the last 50 years.

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