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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: 50 Years of Mondays

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 6:00pm

In 1965, the trumpeter, composer and arranger Thad Jones and the drummer Mel Lewis found themselves with a book of big-band music originally intended for the Count Basie Orchestra — and nobody to perform it. So they made their own. They handpicked some of New York's top talent and called rehearsals on Monday nights, when the studio musicians could actually make it. And by the time they debuted on a Monday in February 1966 at the famed Village Vanguard, they were already a force to be reckoned with — soon to become the most influential big band of the last 50 years.

Larry Goldings

Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

From Michael Brecker to Madeleine Peyroux, to his recent work as James Taylor's "One Man Band", organist/pianist Larry Goldings discusses embracing whatever role he plays in an ensemble and discovering the best way to realize the best music possible.

Mike Lang - "All The Things You Are"

Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Join Julie on location in LA with stellar studio pianist and gifted composer, Mike Lang. Mike has played on literally 1000’s of hit records and movie and sound tracks. He shares fascinating insights into his life as well as his studio work. Come and explore “all the things” he is. From the studios of Rich Eames, in Los Angeles, CA. 

Grant Stewart

Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
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Canadian saxophonist Grant Stewart discusses his new CD “Trio” and his using the unusual instrumentation of sax, bass and drums.

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
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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
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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.

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