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Tribute to Abbey Lincoln from Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson at the Kennedy Center

Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

Abbey's musical daughters sing her songbook: "Bird Alone and "It's Supposed To Be Love (Reeves), "Wholly Earth and "Another World (Bridgewater), "Throw It Away and "Talking to the Sun (Wilson), "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, and "Freedom Day from We Insist: Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite. Grammy Award winner Terri Lyne Carrington leads the band.

Stan Vincent & Carter Calvert

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 2:00pm

This Friday on Jazz Matinee, host Ed Gardella will be interviewing trombonist Stan Vincent, who has been with the storied Black Eagle Jazz Band for over forty years! The Black Eagle Jazz Band has long been a New England staple and has played all around the globe. Stan will be talking about Black Eagle's upcoming concert, June 22nd, at The Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham. 

Bela Fleck

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 10:30am

Banjoist Béla Fleck, discusses his work with Chick Corea and those 11 Grammies and 27 nominations!

Nursery Song Swing

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra try their hand at another book of classics - these standards include "Chicken Rhythm," "Three Blind Mice" and "Liza Jane." Wynton and the orchestra give a big band twist to children classics. Guest soloist 16 year old Grace Kelly (alto saxophone), 17 year old Carl Majeau (tenor saxophone and clarinet) and 13 year old Jonathan Russell (violin) join Wynton on stage. The perfect way to end the school year and start the summer.

Sean Jones at the Detroit Jazz Festival

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

The former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra lead trumpeter -- now Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh and Cleveland Jazz Orchestras -- is a Professor at Oberlin College. From Detroit, JazzTimes's Mike Shanley notes Sean's "ferocity and joy... starting a solo at a subdued volume and gradually building in intensity until he and the audience are wailing in appreciation.

Roger Mitchell

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 6:00pm

Stage and film director Roger Michell (Notting Hill), discusses film scores effect on the rhythm of a movie and using his favorite Miles Davis tune in his productions.

McCoy Turner and Ravi Coltrane

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist McCoy Tyner, who helped define the sound of the John Coltrane's Quartet, invites tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane to join his trio. They'll perform Tyner's own "Fly with the Wind," and "Blues on the Corner" and revisit John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice." Wendell Pierce hosts.

Russell Malone At The KC Jazz Club

Friday, June 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

In his current guitar/bass/drums trio -- "not having the piano there taking up all that space," Russell says -- Malone lets the music breathe into his full, round, rich tone. This is not to say that he doesn't play exuberantly. He uses his most amazing chops to serve the songs. The up tempo tunes swing, the ballads melt.

Andrew Hart-Adler

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 6:00pm

Painter discusses his father lyricist Richard Adler (“Pajama Game” and “Damn Yankees”) and his own choice to take his rich musical background as inspiration for a life as a painter rather than a musician.

The Yellowjackets with Mike Stern

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 6:00pm

For over 25 years, The Yellowjackets -- saxophonist Bob Mintzer, pianist Russell Ferrante, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Will Kennedy -- have combined jazz, rock and electronic instruments. Now, the sensational and discerning guitarist Mike Stern, veteran of Miles and Michael Brecker bands, joins the group to lead "Chromazone," "I Wonder" and "Dreams Go." Bob Mintzer brings forth soulful sax and the true wonders of the EWI (ee-wee). Wendell Pierce hosts.


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