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Janis Siegel On Producing "Nightsongs"

Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 4:00pm
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Catch Colors of Jazz when nine-time GRAMMY Award winning vocalist Janis Siegel speaks with host Bonnie Johnson. Ms. Siegel will talk about her latest endeavors including the 2013 release of her newest solo CD, Nightsongs: A Late Night Interlude. The mezzo-soprano/alto and co-founder of the a cappella group The Manhattan Transfer will bring her solo tour to Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on January 9, 2014.  Tune in at 4pm.

ACS Trio: Portrait of the Live Jazz Experience

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Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 4:00pm
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Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington talks with host Bonnie Johnson about  ACS Trio's "jazz cooperative". ACS includes "three of the most important female instrumentalists in current jazz" with composer, pianist Geri Allen, GRAMMY winners Carrington and bassist Esperanza Spalding. The highly acclaimed ensemble appears on stage celebrating Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday tour at Boston Symphony Hall on November 24, 2013. Tune in at 4pm.

Wayne Shorter: On the Ultimate Adventure

Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 4:00pm
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GRAMMY winning composer, saxophonist Wayne Shorter talks with host Bonnie Johnson in advance of his 80th Birthday Celebration and all-star performance in the 75th Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall on November 24, 2013. Find out what color is influencing his day and the "evolving adventure of...life" though music in the 21st Century.  Tune in at 4pm.

Photo credit: Robert Ascroft

Monk on Monk: Celebrating Birthdays and 21st Century Jazz

Date: 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 4:00pm
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Host Bonnie Johnson interviewed jazz drummer, composer, bandleader Thelonious "T.S." Monk III on October 10, 2013 to commemorate the 96th anniversary of the birth of his father, the legendary musician, pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-1982).

Miguel Zenón and Dafnis Prieto

Date: 
Friday, December 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Accomplished MacAuthor fellows Miguel Zenón and Dafnis Prieto will be joining Dee Dee Bridgwater on this week's JazzSet. Zenón, a saxophonist from Puerto Rico, and Prieto, a drummer out of Cuba, combine their island influences for a worldly jazz experience. Be sure to tune in at 6PM!

Nnenna Freelon: A Muse For All Seasons

Date: 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
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Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon inspires and encourages creativity. A native New Englander, Ms. Freelon was born in Boston, raised in Cambridge, and has "chased [her] dreams" into a life-long journey that has manifested a stellar career in music.

JP Lipa

Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 6:00pm
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Filmmaker talks about his upcoming PBS Christmas special “Heirloom Meals” and his use of jazz throughout (including Judy Carmichael’s appearance singing a swinging “Winter Wonderland”) and his backstage filming of Michael Jackson during preparation for Michael’s last tour.

The Mulgrew Miller Trio

Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

Considered the most demanded pianist in jazz by The New York Times, Mulgrew Miller performs with his trio at the 10th Anniversary of The KC Jazz Club at The Kennedy Center. This exceptionally talented and "harmonically diverse" group join Dee Dee Bridgewater for this week's segment of JazzSet.

Maria Schneider

Date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 6:00pm
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Jazz composer talks about being the first musician to win a Grammy with a CD released exclusively on the internet and her influences from stride piano to The Fifth Dimension.

Gretchen Parlato & The Cookers

Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Ninety years ago near the village of Katonah, N.Y., art lovers Walter and Lucie Rosen bought Caramoor, a wooded estate, and built a home for their collection of painting and sculpture. Every room was a gallery, including their favorite, the Music Room; after they lost their only son in World War II, they presented a small concert series there to honor him. So began the transformation of Caramoor from a private home to an arts center and treasure for Westchester County, north of New York City.

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Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

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