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Nnenna Freelon: Jazz Singing and Performing Arts Making

Date: 
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
Program: 

Six time GRAMMY® Award nominee Nnenna Freelon talks with Bonnie Johnson about her latest projects and returning home for a live concert at Scullers Jazz Club. Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she is a graduate of Simmons College in Boston. Freelon is currently on tour with the original theatrical presentation of The Clothesline Muse where she is "cast member and a collaborator".

"Vibing" with Gary Burton

Date: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 1:00pm
Program: 

Vibraphonist, composer, jazz educator Gary Burton talks with Bonnie Johnson about aspects of his music career and playing with The Mack Avenue SuperBand. The seven-time GRAMMY® Award winning bandleader who developed a ground breaking four-mallet technique on the vibraphone has been named one of four recipients of National Endowment for the Arts' 2016 NEA Jazz Masters award for "significant accomplishments in [their] field".

Karrin Allyson: Moving Music with Motéma

Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
Program: 

Four-time GRAMMY nominee, jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson talks with Bonnie Johnson about her newest release Many A New Day (Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein) “The 14-song collection featuring Allyson’s romantic, sly and swinging take on songs that have become part of our cultural fabric, from ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Morning’ to ‘Happy Talk’ to ‘I Cain’t Say No’ and numerous others.

George Cables: "Player's Player" At Harvard University

Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Pianist George Cables talks with Bonnie Johnson about his newest album, "In Good Company" and upcoming residency at Harvard University.

Celebrate 38th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Saxophonist, composer, arranger, educator, Dr. Leonard Brown joins Bonnie Johnson to talk about the upcoming John Coltrane Memorial Concert, ORNETTE N' TRANE. Brown is an associate professor, ethnomusicologist and specialist in multicultural education at Northeastern University in Boston where he co-founded "this annual performance tribute to Coltrane’s musical and spiritual legacy".

Sonny Rollins: JFA Lifetime Achievement Award and more

Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Multi-instrumentalist, drummer, composer, music director, producer Steve Jordan takes a few minutes to share more about Jazz Foundation of America's mission and his role in the  upcoming gala and tribute concert. Jordan currently plays in a band called The Verbs with wife Meegan Voss and has played sideman for various artists from John Mayer and Eric Clapton to the Blues Brothers, the late B.B. King and saxophone legend Sonny Rollins.  

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.

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