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Martin Bejerano Trio with The Potential Energy Suite

Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

This young pianist from Miami presents a new sonata-like composition in three movements -- Potential Energy, Transformation, Kinetic Energy -- with Edward Perez and Ludwig Alfonso in the trio. 

Steve Turre

Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre, talks about his work in the Saturday Night Live Band and why so few musicians “swing” today.

Great American Songwriters: Vernon Duke

Date: 
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 6:00pm

Get whisked away to "Autumn in New York," "April in Paris" or "A Cabin in the Sky." Vocalist Ethel Ennis joins pianist Bill Charlap with Houston Person (saxophone), Peter Washington (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums) to light up the book of composer Vernon Duke. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Fred Hersch

Date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 2:00pm

Legendary pianist Fred Hersch is our guest on Thursday. He'll be performing his critically acclaimed Walt Whitman's opus "Leaves of Grass" in NEC's Jordan Hall later this month. We'll hear about that and more when the always-exciting Fred Hersch join us at 2 pm.

The Joy of Music

Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Wednesday's Jazz New England we'll be in the WICN Performance Studio for some live music. Jazz Trane, an ensemble of students from The Joy Of Music Program, will show us the future of jazz. Jazz Trane: Peter Hodskins, piano; Christopher Huck, trumpet; Gretchen Henrich, flute; Victor Pacek, bass; Sam Palermo, drums make up Jazz Trane and they'll be joined by  Educators Rich Ardizone & Jerry Sabatini.

Marc Rossi

Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 2:00pm

Pianist, composer and Berklee educator Marc Rossi visits on Tuesday's Jazz New England. His music crosses many musical boundaries and we'll get some examples of that and you'll also hear where you can see Marc this weekend. See you at 2 pm.

Kate McGarry

Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Monday one of our dear friends, Kate McGarry, calls in on Jazz New England. Her latest release "Girl Talk" is another critical success and Kate will be performing in New England this week. Join us for some good time fun with Kate McGarry at 2 pm.

Jazz Day Celebration

Date: 
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 2:00pm

We celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and the City of Worcester on Friday, April 13th in the performance studio as Mayor Joe Petty declares "Jazz Day." The mayor will make the official proclamation while you enjoy the sounds of the WICN-Worcester Jazz All-Stars. Dick Odgren, Bob Simonelli, Rich Ardizone, Pete LeVeque & Mark Holovnia will perform on this special day.  Tune in at 2 pm on Friday and help us celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!!!

James Farm at the Beantown Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

James Farm offers flexible originals in jittery, bobble-head rhythms served up with panache. Beantown Jazz says the acoustic foursome "reads from a new book, airing less jazz and blues than folk and pop, delivered with swaggering chops. Joshua Redman, the standout improviser in this leaderless cooperative, blows tenor with robust conviction alongside Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland.

Chico Hamilton

Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Legendary drummer Chico Hamilton has enjoyed a long career playing with everyone from Billie Holiday and Count Basie to Sammy Davis Jr. and Lena Horne. Chico discusses his busy touring schedule, teaching and how he continues to be as enthusiastic about music as he was in his youth.

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