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Don Davis - "Inside Man"

Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Don Davis, a friend and frequent guest musician at DreamFarm, has played for us numerous times times as well as performed on several of Julie’s albums. Don plays, soprano/alto/tenor and bass saxophones, various flutes clarinet, percussion and even his teeth! He has performed live and recorded with scores of well-known and accomplished musicians of all sorts. It takes great skill and versatility to contribute to so many different bands so well, while weaving his very own signature sounds and ideas tastefully into the mix.

Connie Evingson

Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Minneapolis based singer Connie Evingson talks with Judy about her influences from Lambert Hendricks and Ross to the Beatles and to Django Reinhardt, whose music inspired her latest CD, “All The Cats."

Carlos Hernriquez

Date: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:00pm

Carlos Henriquez spends a lot of time these days in midtown Manhattan as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's bassist — a post he's held since he was a teen. But his roots are uptown in the Bronx. In The Bronx Pyramid, his debut album released last year by JALC's Blue Engine Records, Henriquez acknowledges the neighborhood where he was born and raised.

Verity

Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 


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
Program: 

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
Program: 

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
Program: 

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. 

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