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Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
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In this ethereal and lovely mélange of sound you will hear harp and voice, bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet and recorder. It’s an airy synergy of Jazz harmonies with modern pop music. Featuring Allegra Cramer on Harp and Voice, Sagit Zilberman on Flute, Suji Kim on Bass

Melissa Aldana: Back Home CD Release

Date: 
Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 1:00pm

Chilean-born, third-generation saxophonist Melissa Aldana talks with host Bonnie Johnson about her career and new release “Back Home”. Ms. Aldana is the first female instrumentalist to take first prize in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz annual competition for young musicians. She plays Regatta Bar in Cambridge, MA on April 26, 2016.

Celebrating Benny Goodman

Date: 
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 6:00pm

 In the late 1930s, a bespectacled white man who played the clarinet was a teen idol. That was Benny Goodman, and he got to be that way from leading a quartet with Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa — one of jazz's first racially integrated bands. In a special stage show written by Geoffrey Ward and narrated by Wendell Pierce, a young band (Christian Sands, piano; Joel Ross, vibraphone; Sammy Miller, drums) with a rotating cast of clarinetists (Will Anderson, Peter Anderson, Patrick Bartley and Janelle Reichman) tells the whole story at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Jessica Molaskey

Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Singer and Broadway performer Jessica Molaskey talks about her work with husband John Pizzarelli and her CD tribute to Peggy Lee. You can also catch Jessica every Saturday and Sunday on her show Radio Deluxe, hosted with her husband John Pizzarelli!

Andy Stein

Date: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Violinist Andy Stein talks about playing music from classical to Western Swing to writing an opera with Garrison Keillor and how jazz inspires it all.

Marquis Hill

Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

About a year ago, trumpeter Marquis Hill, now 28, traveled to Los Angeles, played five tunes for a panel of judges, and won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. You can think of it as a sort of Heisman Trophy for young jazz artists, meaning that a lot more people discovered his talent in a hurry.

Al Green

Date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Biographer Al Green will discuss his new biography about his father, guitarist Freddie Green, who was a native of Charleston and an integral part of the Count Basie sound. Guitarist James Chirillo will illustrate what is called the “Freddie Green style” and join Judy, Harry Allen and Pat O’Leary in performing songs associated with Freddie Green and Count Basie. This episode was recorded live from Kiawah Island, South Carolina. 

Ibrahim Maalouf Plays Umm Kulthum

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

The trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf was born in Lebanon and grew up in France; like his father, he studied Western classical music, but also microtonal Arabic music using a custom-built instrument. His latest project in a career full of cross-pollinating ventures was inspired by the late Umm Kulthum, the Arab world's greatest vocalist. With the arranging help of pianist Frank Woeste and some major American talent, he constructed a jazz take on one of her greatest suites, "Alf Leila Wa Leila" ("1001 Nights") and recorded it on an album called Kalthoum.

Elio Villafranca: Cinqué - Suite of the Caribbean

Date: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with GRAMMY nominated pianist, composer, band leader, educator Elio Villafranca. He has composed a five movement suite of music for large ensemble that pays homage to the folkloric tradition he grew up with in Cuba.  Incorporating percussion, Latin rhythms and dance, this suite is no small feat.

"Um Gosto de Sol I" - Catherine Bent/Elis Rosiera

Date: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00pm
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Cellist Catherine Bent and vocalist/guitarist Elis Rosiera met in the deep of a New England winter and discovered they were both under the spell of Brazilian music. Their music is truly a taste of the sun. It’s a blend, European Dance Music African rhythms and Brazilian Jazz sounds. Featuring Catherine Bent on Cello and Elis Rosiera on Guitar and Voice.

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