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Regina Carter: Simply Ella, Celebrating 100 Years!

Date: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Virtuoso jazz violinist Regina Carter talks with Bonnie Johnson about her upcoming album, Ella: Accentuate the Positive (Sony Masterworks) and current touring program, "Simply Ella".  Ms. Carter interprets music from Ella Fitzgerald's songbook with her violin in celebration of the 100th birthday of the "First Lady Of Song".

Jazz Guitar, 91 Candles and Next Gen Big Band: Bucky Pizzarelli with PJ Rasmussen

Date: 
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Jazz guitarist, composer, band leader PJ Rasmussen talks with Bonnie Johnson and is joined by mentor Bucky Pizzarelli to celebrate his 91st birthday and the legacy of music that they share. At twenty five years young, Rasmussen is founder of the Boardwalk Jazz Band.

Mara Rosenbloom Trio Rooted In Prairie Burn

Date: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 2:00pm
Program: 

Brooklyn-based pianist, composer, and bandleader Mara Rosenbloom talks with host Bonnie Johnson about her new release Prairie Burn (Fresh Sound New Talent Records). The trio, including Sean Conly on bass and Chad Taylor on drums, performs their final concert for 2016 on Thursday, December 15th at Greenwich House NYC in the 5th Anniversary Sound It Out Concert Series. Ms.

Jazz Legends For Disability Pride

Date: 
Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 3:00pm
Program: 

Jazz pianist/organist, composer Mike Ledonne talks with host Bonnie Johnson about "Disability Pride NYC", a non-profit organization he started to create a parade and pride day dedicated to celebrating people with disabilities.

"Sounds Of Summer" with John Beasley's MONKestra

Date: 
Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
Program: 

Host Bonnie Johnson continues her "Sounds of Summer" series with pianist, composer, and arranger John Beasley about his new release  MONK’estra, Volume 1 (Mack Avenue Records). The GRAMMY® and Emmy Award-nominated bandleader will take his 15-piece big band out on a European tour in anticipation of Thelonious Monk's imminent centennial in 2017. Reimagining Monk's Legacy, they'll celebrate the CD release live at Jazz Standard in New York City on August 18-21, 2016.

"Sounds Of Summer" with Carlos Averhoff, Jr & Iresi

Date: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
Program: 

Tenor Saxophonist, Afro-Cuban jazz composer and educator Carlos Averhoff, Jr. visits Bonnie Johnson in advance of his "Iresi Curtain Call Concert" . Following his father's legacy, the second generation saxophonist, Latin GRAMMY nominated Averhoff, Jr will lead his trio at Regatta Bar in Cambridge on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

"Sounds Of Summer" with Kenny Barron: Lyrically Driven

Date: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 3:00pm
Program: 

Philadelphia native, pianist, composer, educator Kenny Barron talks with Bonnie Johnson about his career, latest trio album "Book Of Intuition" (Impulse, 2016), and world tour travel from Warsaw, Poland to Newport and home again.  Among numerous accolades, multi-GRAMMY nominated Barron was named NEA JAZZMASTER in 2010, pianist of the year six times by the Jazz Journalists Association and highlighted as WICN's Artist of the Month in June.  He plays Montreal Jazz Festival

"Sounds of Summer" with Jazztopad Festival:The American Edition

Date: 
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
Program: 

Artistic Director and performing arts influencer Piotr Turkiewicz talks with Bonnie Johnson about the JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL and it's 2nd Annual U.S.

Assaf Kehati: Next Generation Jazz Guitaring

Date: 
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
Program: 

Israeli born jazz guitarist and composer Assaf Kehati brings lyricism and hard swing to his musical storytelling. Kehati came to the United States in pursuit of an advance degree at Boston's New England Conservatory.  Since then, he has released three albums, presented masterclass videos for Jazz Guitar Society and traveled the world accompanying jazz luminaries from Anat Cohen and Donny McCaslin to Victor Lewis and Billy Hart.

"On The Crosswalk" Yngvil Vatn Gutto

Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 6:00pm

Norwegian – born musician and composer Yngvil is a spirited, multi-talented stage performer and band leader. Yngvil plays the trumpet, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards and willow flute - a Norwegian overtone instrument - and occasionally breaks into song. Don't miss his session with Julie Lavender on this week's edition of DreamFarm Cafe Radio!

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