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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The NEA Jazz Masters honors crystallize the spirit of jazz - veterans sharing the stage with keepers of the flame: stories in words and once-in-a-lifetime performances. Join us to honor the 2012 Jazz Masters: Jack DeJohnette, Von Freeman, Charlie Haden, Sheila Jordan and Jimmy Owens. Wendell Pierce hosts.
The Cuban guitarist has been based in the U.S. for nearly two decades. He still sings in Spanish almost exclusively, and his imagination is vivid as he conjures Johnny's Dream Club as a venue -- perhaps a romantic, divey haunt -- in a long-lost New Orleans. With some of New York's top Latin jazz musicians to fulfill his vision, Formell sits at the center, singing and strumming.
This edition of Jazz Inspired revisits Judy Carmichael's 2005 conversation with Broadway composer Stephen Flaherty (“Ragtime”) who discusses his evolution as a composer and how he draws on jazz for inspiration.
The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra from Los Angeles and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis come out swinging and duke it out on the bandstand. On stage, side by side, the bands trade licks and even come together on tunes like Thad Jones' "To You" and John Hamilton's own "Ragablues." Join us for this battle royal! Wendell Pierce hosts.
The Kennedy Center is the home of the low blow tonight, as five-time DownBeat Magazine baritone sax poll winner Gary Smulyan joins the committed, brilliant pianist Benny Green. Listen for rhythmic energy, quirky Thelonious Monk melodies, humor, and the Washingtons -- Peter and Kenny (no relation) -- ideal on bass and drums.