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Renee Rosnes at the Village Vanguard

Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Renee Rosnes says when she's onstage at the Village Vanguard, she turns to the left and sees a jazz fan a few feet away, and the same to the right and over her shoulder. The intimacy inspires a beautiful late night set from Renee's quartet. Steve Nelson on vibes, Peter Washington on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums.

Jason Moran

Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jason Moran is one of the most talked about pianists and composers of the past decade. In 2010, he was made a MacArthur Fellow, and his album, Ten, topped the JazzTimes Critics' Poll. He epitomizes today’s approach to music, regularly employing sampled loops as a “fourth band member” in live performances.  This week Moran performs a definitive set of 21st-century jazz piano tunes.

China Moses

Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

American vocalist China Moses discusses how being the daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and growing up in France has influenced her attitudes on jazz and the music business.

SF Jazz Collective

Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:00pm

The members of this SF Jazz Collective are some of the greatest innovators on the scene today - Dave Douglas (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Eric Harland (drums), Joe Lovano (tenor sax), Matt Penman (bass), Renee Rosnes (piano) and Miguel Zenon (alto sax). They come together in the Allen Room for a brilliant musical conversation. The collective will showcase their own compositions and fresh arrangements of pianist McCoy Tyner.

Rico Barr

Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Thursday drummer, vocalist and band leader Rico Barr drops by. His band The Jump 'n' Jive Review, is one of New England's premier dance bands.  Join us Thursday at 2pm for a swinging edition of Jazz New England.

Grace Kelly

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:00pm

One of our favorite ladies returns to Jazz New England Tuesday. Grace Kelly is as busy as ever. She recently recorded a live CD and DVD and later this month will perform with superstar Chris Botti! Be with us Tuesday at 2 on Jazz New England when 'rising star' Grace Kelly visits.

Regina Carter's Reverse Thread at Newport

Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2012 - 6:00pm

In her continuing project Reverse Thread, MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter weaves a group sound from African melodies on her violin with accordion, the harp-like kora, bass and drums. The group interprets music from Mali and Madagascar and dedicates a piece to New Orleans. Will Holshouser, Yacouba Sissoko, Chris Lightcap and Alvester Garnett are the band. NPR Music calls this set from Newport "a bright, vibrant show.

Stefon Harris

Date: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 6:00pm

Vibraphonist and band leader Stefon Harris is one of the busiest musicians in jazz: he tours with his band Blackout and the SF Jazz Collective, teaches at NYU, and is an artist-in-residence at institutions across the U.S. He’s also a three-time Grammy nominee and six-time Best Mallet Player by the Jazz Journalist Association. Harris takes to his fiery vibes playing through a set of standards and his originals.

David Berger

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Conductor/composer David Berger recently turned his focus to the lesser known tunes of Harry Warren, and talked with Judy about why Warren inspires him, and why this great composer is less well-known than other contributors to the great American songbook.

Dianne Reeves

Date: 
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story. In Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, she's joined by guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Terreon Gully.

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