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Justin Kauflin: Dedication Tour

Date: 
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Award-winning pianist, composer Justin Kauflin talks with Bonnie Johnson about his Quincy Jones produced, Jazz Village recording Dedication and U.S. tour that will bring him to Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.  Kauflin discovered piano after losing his vision at age 11 and began a musical journey that lead him jazz studies at William Paterson University after graduating high school at the top of his class.

Sean Jones: Lead Jazz Trumpeter

Date: 
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Sean Jones is composer, trumpeter, educator, activist leading as chair of the Brass Department at Berklee College of Music. The Mack Avenue Recording artist talks with Bonnie Johnson about his ever evolving career and upcoming performance at the 4th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival. Sean Jones Quartet plays on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 8 pm. 

Nnenna Freelon: Cambridge Jazz Homecoming

Date: 
Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Six-time GRAMMY® nominated jazz vocalist and Cambridge, MA native Nnenna Freelon talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest projects and live performance happening at the 2nd Annual Cambridge Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 26, 2015. 

 

Photo by Chris Charles Creative Silence

Jazz April with Karrin Allyson

Date: 
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Catch up with jazz musician, vocalist, educator Karrin Allyson when she talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest music adventures. The four-time Grammy nominee Ms. Allyson performs live at Scullers Jazz Club on Friday, April 17, 2015.   Tune in at noon.

Vijay Iyer: On Break Stuff

Date: 
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 6:30pm
Program: 

Pianist/composer/educator Vijay Iyer talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his newest trio release "Break Stuff" (ECM). On Friday, Iyer joins drummer Marcus Gilmore & bassist Stephen Crump to speak about their creative process and improv at his stomping ground of Harvard University with the "Learning from Performers" series. They play Regattabar; two nights, April 10-11, 2015.

Check out Vijay's recent appearance on Charlie Rose (PBS):
http://www.hulu.com/watch/765932

iRESI: Afro-Cuban Jazz from Carlos Averhoff, Jr.

Date: 
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Tenor saxophonist, contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz composer, and educator Carlos Averhoff, Jr. talks with Bonnie about coming up in a musical family in Havana, Cuba and his path from classical music training to jazz education in the United States.  Averhoff sheds "light" on his heritage with original compositions and classic standard arrangements through his debut album "iRESI".  He celebrates the Inner Circle Music recording  with a CD release concert at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8 pm.

Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Weaving Her "Inner Dialogue"

Date: 
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Continuing the Colors of Jazz Women's History Month project, Bonnie Johnson talks with vocalist/composer Sarah Elizabeth Charles about the journey to her sophomore album "Inner Dialogue". The New York based bandleader will perform in her hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts on March 27th. The Truth Revolution recording will be released on March 24, 2015.

Roberta Gambarini: Jazz Voice and Vocalise

Date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

GRAMMY nominated, Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocalist, composer, educator Roberta Gambarini talks with Bonnie Johnson about her musical journey.  Italian born Gambarini's undeniable range and scat will captivate the listener when she takes the stage in quartet with with pianist Eric Reed, bassist Ameen Saleem and drummer Jimmy Cobb at Scullers Jazz Club on Feb 6 & 7, 2015. Tune in at 12pm.

Tracy Clark: Jazz From the Heart

Date: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Singer-songwriter and jazz entrepreneur Tracy Clark joins host Bonnie Johnson to talk about her self-titled CD and band's upcoming performance at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.  

Michelle Cruz Big Band Tribute to Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

Date: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Singer Michelle Cruz joins the Johnny Badessa Big Band for "Unforgettable: Big Band Tribute - the music of Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole" and talks with Bonnie Johnson about her upcoming performance at the Pawtucket Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept 7th.

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