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Chris Dingman

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

Chris Dingman is one of a small group of elite musicians keeping the role of vibraphonist/leader alive in jazz today. He cut his teeth at the Thelonious Monk Institute, and his album Waking Dreams was a surprise hit of summer 2011.  Dingman performs his original tune, “Zanetta,” and duets with Weber on “Manhattan Bridge” and “Dolphin Dance.”

Cady Huffman

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 6:00pm

Broadway actress/singer, who wowed audiences with her hilarious, Tony winning turn as Ulla in Broadway’s “The Producers.”

The Music of Gillespie and Puente

Monday, August 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

The vibrant sound of Latin Jazz was not just the folk process. In the decade between 1946 and 1956, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, and 'Mambo King' Tito Puente brought this irresistible mix to the world. Wendell Pierce hosts as bassist Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero Giovanni Hidalogo and drummer Ignacio Berroa in these Jazz Latin classics, including 'Manteca,' 'Ran Kan Kan,' 'Oye Como Va' and more.

Juan-Carlos Formell at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 6:00pm

A fourth-generation Cuban musician now in New York, Formell and his group Johnny's Dream Club (named for a long-ago jazz spot) create a haunting, floating musical poem. Hear guitar from Havana with shades of New Orleans and Spanish lyrics. Guest Harvey Wainapel on clarinet.

Bill Charlap Part II

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Bill Charlap discusses the influence his musician parents have had on his jazz and his continuing love for the Great American Standards.

Sachal Vasandani

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 6:00pm

Sachal Vasandani is already earning critical acclaim as the next great male jazz vocalist. And today’s listeners agree—his 2011 album, Hi-Fly, shot straight to the number one spot on the iTunes jazz chart. Vasandani also penned some of the tunes on the album.  On this week’s program, he swings on a set of standards and originals with host Jon Weber.

Bill Charlap

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

The pianist discusses the influence his musician parents have had on his jazz and his continuing love for the Great American Standards.

Kris Bowers

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

Kris Bowers began classical piano studies as a toddler in Los Angeles. In 2011, he walked away with the top honor at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—a major career boost for the Juilliard student. He brings his award-winning chops to the Piano Jazz studios for this set of tunes.

Skitch Henderson

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 6:00pm

We revisit Judy’s conversation with the late Skitch Henderson about his Hollywood years with Bing Crosby and Sinatra and his long career with the NBC Orchestra and the Tonight Show.

Charles Lloyd and Sangam at Newport

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

For his uncompromising, serious music, the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival was eager to present Charles Lloyd. He could bring any group, they told him. Charles said he would bring Sangam (means "confluence"), his east-west trio with Zakir Hussain on tablas, Eric Harland on drums, and Lloyd on saxophone. Join three musical spirits, flowing together.


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