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Sarah Elizabeth Charles: Weaving Her "Inner Dialogue"

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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

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 12:00pm
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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

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Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
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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

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
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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.

Drummer Will Calhoun: Living Life Plus Jazz in This World

Date: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Catch Colors of Jazz when two time GRAMMY award winning drummer Will Calhoun joins host Bonnie Johnson. He'll talk about touring the world with rock band Living Colour, honing in on his career in jazz and his album Life In This World released in 2013 with Motéma Music. Celebrating fun and creativity, Calhoun's latest project "AZA" is "a collection of artwork crafted from rhythm" of the drums. The Will Calhoun Trio featuring pianist Marc Cary and Luques Curtis on bass will take the stage at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, August 14th at 8PM.

Dave Stryker: Soulfully Reimagined "Eight Track"

Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Jazz guitarist, composer, educator Dave Stryker talks with host Bonnie Johnson about his new CD Eight Track.  Stryker plays live with his Blue to the Bone Band at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8 & 10pm.

Sun Ra: 100 Years Into The Future With NEC at MFA

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Catch Colors of Jazz when WICN's Bonnie Johnson welcomes vocalist Nedelka Prescod, grammy-nominated trumpeter Tim Hagans and Museum of Fine Arts Boston curator Jasmine Hagans as we celebrate jazz composer, pianist, poet Sun Ra. On Sunday, May 11th at 2pm, Ms. Prescod and Mr.

Strunz and Farah: Fusing Jazz and World Guitar

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Acoustic guitar duo Strunz & Farah talks with Host Bonnie Johnson about their new album, Moods and Visions. The 2014 release was self-produced on their own label Selva Records and features new compositions with multi-cultural rhythmic grooves. Celebrating 35 years of playing & recording together, the band performs live at Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8 & 10pm.  Tune in at 4pm.

Alvin Ailey: Bringing Jazz to Life through Dance

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 4:00pm
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It's JAZZ Plus... MODERN DANCE when rehearsal director & guest artist MATTHEW RUSHING of The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater talks with WICN's Bonnie Johnson about the repertory dance company and their upcoming performances presented by the 75th Celebrity Series of Boston.

Eliane Elias: Jazz Voice of Brazil

Date: 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 8:00am

Pianist/singer/songwriter, Eliane Elias talks with host Marty Friedman about her recording career and Brazilian roots in advance of performances at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on April 11 & 12, 2014.

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